Albert R Maloney, 84, of Goodyear, AZ, died Thursday July 7, 2022. Al was born in Springfield, IL on August 8, 1937 to Albert Harrison and Dorothy Jorgine Maloney. He is survived by his wife, Marlene Kay; daughters, Gail and Jill (Matt); brother, Robert; and grandchildren, Amanda and David (Brooke) Condit. Al grew up in Tallula, Illinois and graduated from Tallula High School. He qualified for a scholarship to Illinois State University (Normal, IL) and received a BS in Spanish and English in 1959. He also received a Master’s degree in Spanish from the University of Illinois (Champaign -Urbana, IL) in 1961. Al continued his studies at Indiana University (Bloomington, IN), where he took graduate courses in Spanish literature and folklore while teaching Spanish classes from first cycle. He has also taught at Meadville College and Temple University in Pennsylvania. Al and Kay were married on August 8, 1961 (Al’s birthday). They moved their family to Goodyear, AZ, in 1969. Al worked in the telecommunications industry as a production technician and retired from AT&T Technologies (Phoenix, AZ) in 1995. Kay worked at Goodyear Aerospace/Loral Defense Systems as Technical Engineering Writer. Publications Dept. Al enjoyed reading historical books; do crossword puzzles in the Sunday paper; watch old movies, westerns and documentaries; and listen to classical music, especially Mozart sonatas. In his youth, he played the piano. Al also owned a collection of stamps and volumes of classical music. He was an advocate for recycling and the protection of wildlife and the environment. Her favorite food was homemade potato salad and her favorite cold drink was pomegranate tea. Al loved being home with his family and was proud of his children and grandchildren. He had a keen sense of humor and was known for his quick wit. With just a few words, he could make people laugh. He will be missed by all who knew him. At Al’s request, no memorial service will be held. Please visit www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com to leave messages of condolence for the family.
Posted July 15, 2022
Posted in The Arizona Republic