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Monday, October 7, 2013

WA/DL Capt. Thomas V. Malone

 




~ IN MEMORY ~



WA/DL Capt. Thomas V. Malone
 


December 21, 1936 ~ October 2, 2013


 

 
 
 

From: John Malone
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 7:43 AM
Subject: Tom Malone
 
 I want to post the below to Tom Malone's death notice:

Tom (my uncle) did fly his final flight on Oct 2, 2013, after a hard fought battle with Parkinson's and tumors on the left side of his face and neck.

Although his body gave out, his mind was clear until the end.  For those of us who knew him, all of his charm, wit and humor were there! 

He was born and raised in Yonkers, New York.  Following high school, he joined the Air Force and learned to fly in the base flying club.  His airline career included: United, Eastern, Western, Icelandic (while on furlough from WAL) and finally Delta.

He found great joy in his career as a pilot, and hoped that those who follow will enjoy it much as he did.  To the end he loved telling stories from the "old" days, and was very much interested in the future of piloting and the airline industry.  He was very hopeful that today's, and tomorrow's pilots find the same high level of comradery that made his career so special. 

I am sure that he had Saint Peter laughing.

John Malone
ATL 7ERA =

 
Subject: Information, services & reception for Capt. Tom Malone


ST. SEBASTIONS CATHOLIC CHURCH IN SEBASTOPOL ON COVERT LANE. THE SERVICES ARE 2PM 0CT. 10TH THIS THUR. WITH A RECEPTION AT OUR HOME AFTERWARDS. 8099 SANDERS LANE , SEBASTOPOL CA. 95472. 707 823 0159. NATURALLY I AM BROKEN HEARTED, AND AT THE SAME TIME RELIEVED HE IS OUT OF THE PAIN AND SUFFERING. NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO ENDURE WHAT HE WENT THRO. HE WAS AT HOME WITH US. MY DAUGHTER AND SON AND A CARETAKER. AT THE END HE WAS PARALYZED, COULD HEAR BUT NOT ABLE TO RESPOND. HE HAD PARKINSONS, CANCER, AND FUSED SPINE AND NECK. THANKS FOR GETTING THE MESSAGE OUT.
 

 

 
Subject: Information from Beverly Malone
 

 

...I don't know what to say about tom. he made me laugh. Instead of flowers people can send donations to THE SPINALCORD SOCIETY, 19051 COUNTY HWY. I, FERGUS FALLS, MINNASOTA 56537. MY BROTHER WAS IN A WHEEL CHAIR FOR 35 YRS FROM A PLANE ACCIDENT. HE STARTED   SCS FOR RESARCH ONLY. THEY DO ALOT OF RESARCH ON MS. PARKINSONS ,AND SPINAL CORD  INJURYS. I HAD A LUNG TRANS PLANT THREE YEARS AGO. SADLY MY BRO DIED AT THE SAME TIME FROM THE SAME LUNG CONDITION THAT I HAD.TOM WAS ILL AT THE  TIME AND HE TOOK CARE OF ME VERY WELL. I OWE TOM MY LIFE. HE GAVE ME EVERTHING I EVER HAD OR WILL HAVE.THE LITE HAS GONE OUT OF MY LIFE. HE WAS ALSO A GOOD FATHER TO OUR THREE KIDS AND A GOOD GRANDFATHER TO THREE GRANDKIDS.THANK YOU DICK.
 
 

 

~ IN MEMORY ~
WA/DL Capt. Thomas V. Malone
December 21, 1936 ~ October 2, 2013


We have received news from family that WA/DL Captain Thomas V. ‘Tom’ Malone has passed away after an extended illness.  I believe Captain Malone was originally from Yonkers NY.  Captain Malone joined Western Airlines 
01-20-1964.  He was based SFO, DFW, 031/ATL, and 031/JFK at the time of his retirement with Delta Air Lines in December 1996.  Survived by his wife Beverly personal condolences may be sent to the family at
8099 Sanders Lane,   Sebastopol  CA 95472-5360  ....  707-823-0159.
A Memorial Service for Captain Malone will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at St. Sebastian's Catholic Church, 7983 Covert Lane,  Sebastopol  CA 95472. (707) 823-2208.   http://www.stseb.org/  
Thank you,
~ Carol 


Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 10:36 AM   pilots@wallybird.com     Subject: Tom Malone
From the Wallybird
Thanks to Carol MItchell for this sad information.
Dick
Hi Dick,
I don't know if Dick contacted you yet about our recent trip to see Tom and Beverly Malone in Sebastopol while we were in northern California for a graduation. Tom is in poor health due to Parkinson's. We learned that he has had 5 operations since Nov. of last year. The most recent was to remove a tumor on his face which was diagnosed with cancer. He has a 24/7 caregiver at this time. He walks using a walker now and has a feeding tube. His mind is still sharp and he enjoys phone calls. Beverly had a double lung transplant about a year and a half ago; so cannot lift anything heavy. We took her to dinner one night which she thoroughly enjoyed; and joined the family for dinner the next night. His daughter, Stephanie, lives and works in Sebastopol; and son Patrick was there too. The home number is 707-823-0159 and cell phone is 707-696-0103. I hope you will let the Western family know about Tom.
Thanks,
Carol Mitchell
Dick's wife

1 comment:

  1. Tom (my uncle) did fly his final flight on Oct 2, 2013, after a hard fought battle with Parkinson's and tumors on the left side of his face and neck.

    Although his body gave out, his mind was clear until the end. For those of us who knew him, all of his charm, wit and humor were there!

    He was born and raised in Yonkers, New York. Following high school, he joined the Air Force and learned to fly in the base flying club. His airline career included: United, Eastern, Western, Icelandic (while on furlough from WAL) and finally Delta.

    He found great joy in his career as a pilot, and hoped that those who follow will enjoy it much as he did. To the end he loved telling stories from the "old" days, and was very much interested in the future of piloting and the airline industry. He was very hopeful that today's, and tomorrow's pilots find the same high level of comradery that made his career so special.

    I am sure that he had Saint Peter laughing.

    John Malone
    ATL 7ERA

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