Robert M. “Bob” Maloney Jr
Robert M. “Bob” Maloney Jr., 77, beloved husband of
Susan E. (Regan) Maloney of Little Neck, Ipswich, passed away Wednesday,
November 10, 2021 in his home.
Born in Roswell, NM on September 16, 1944 he was
one of three children of the late Robert M. and Mary E. (Griswold)
Maloney. Bob was raised in Reading and was a 1963 graduate of Reading
Memorial High School, continuing his education at Nathaniel Hawthorne
College. From 1965 to 1967 he served in the US Army as a Sergeant while
stationed in Germany. He had a long and distinguished career in the
aviation and air freight industry. For many years he served as president
of Air General, a nationwide cargo handling company. He was a beloved
leader overseeing and growing the company that his father founded in 1961.
In recent years, as Chairman, his children worked alongside him to run and
grow the company as he once did with his father, sister and brother.
Bob enjoyed summers at Little Neck where he could
often be found golf carting around saying hello to everyone he drove by.
He loved the people of Little Neck, it's community and being a part of the
board of trustees to oversee it's care. Taking rides in the boat with his
wife, children or friends was a favorite of his and he would always be on
the lookout for another boater he could help out. He was a voracious
reader. He enjoyed aviation history and would often name aircraft types
from thousands of feet away on the ground. He loved dogs and even some
cats. Animals were drawn to him because of his kind and gentle demeanor.
He will be remembered as a kind, patient man who
could always be relied on should anyone need him. He had many wonderful
friends who will dearly miss him. He was honest, trustworthy and many went
to him for advice and guidance. He had a clever, subtle sense of humor.
Bob and Susan enjoyed forty-two years together. They took care of each
other, stood by each other in hard times and happy times. No words can
describe the love they had for each other.
In addition to his wife,
he is survived by two sons, Patrick J.
Maloney and his wife, Julia of Atkinson, NH, James R. Maloney and his
wife, Melissa of Newburyport; a daughter, Katherine E. Maloney and her
wife, Kathleen of Sandown, NH; two grandchildren, Taylor E. Maloney and
Callan R. Maloney both of Sandown; a brother, David Maloney of Topsfield
and several nephews and nieces, Jason, Jill, Andrea, Tom, and Daniella. He
was the father of the late Robert Mark Maloney III of Newburyport and
Kevin G. Maloney of Rowley and brother of the late Janet R. Maloney
formerly of Ipswich.
His funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, November 15 in the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by interment
with Military Honors in the Main Street Cemetery, Rowley. Family and
friends are cordially welcomed to visiting hours Sunday 4 to 7 p.m. Face
mask and/or vaccination required. In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions in his name may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
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