Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

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Alumni Obituaries

John O'Malley

John L. OGÇÖMalley, 77, died at his home with his family by his side. He was born May 6, 1930 in Aurora, the son of John T. and Margaret (Sheehan) OGÇÖMalley.He served in the United States Navy for two years on the USS Leyte Aircraft Carrier and was honorably discharged.John and the former Mary Carolyn Driessen were married on May 3, 1952 at St. PatrickGÇÖs Church in St. Charles.He was employed as a plumber and pipefitter for 40 years, retiring in 1993 after 30 years with Johnson Controls in the Chicago area. He served as president of Aurora U.A. Local 319 Plumbers and Pipefitters and had also served as treasurer for 20 years. He was a 55 year member of Local 501 Plumbers and Pipefitters.John officiated at many ice hockey games and umpired at little league baseball games. He enjoyed golf and biking. After retiring, he worked for several years at Settlers Hill Golf Course in Geneva.John is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carolyn, his children, Melissa (Robert) Schoppe of Plano, Texas, Timothy OGÇÖMalley of St. Charles, Constance (Thomas) Bumgarner of St. Charles, Mary Beth (David) Evans of North Aurora, Joseph (Maura) OGÇÖMalley of West Chicago and John (Joan) OGÇÖMalley of Belvidere; thirteen grandchildren; his brothers, Richard (Sharon) OGÇÖMalley of Joliet, Patrick (Marlene) OGÇÖMalley of Ft. Myers, Florida, Robert (Joan) OGÇÖMalley of Bristol, James (Edna) OGÇÖMalley of Aurora and Thomas OGÇÖMalley of Chicago. He was preceded in death by his parents and his infant sister, Maureen.In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. OGÇÖMalleyGÇÖs memory may be made to Vitas Hospice, 580 Waters Edge Drive, Suite 100, Lombard, IL 60148 or to a charity of the donors choice.Information obtained from Norton Funeral Home online,