Patrick D. Malloy, 85, Ashville, passed away Sunday at home.
He was born in Houtzdale, son of the late Patrick F. and Ethel (Martin) Malloy. He married Natalie Benzie on July 2, 1955, in Ashville.
Surviving are four children: Pat (Mary Billy), Cindy Bernazzoli (Ronald "Smoke") and Don (Colleen Mandichak), all of Gallitzin RD, and Carol McConnell (Pete) of Dysart RD; nine grandchildren: Joey (Becky), Paul and Steve Malloy (Anna), Neil McConnell (Courtney), Jamie Pyo (Matthew), Michael Bernazzoli (Jenna), Melanie Thomas (Garett) and Lindsay and Mark Malloy (Marlena); three great-grandsons: Hunter, Maverick and Parker; two sisters: Margaret E. Sullivan of Wake Forest, N.C., and Shirley Garay of Bakerton; two sisters-in-law: Helen (Benzie) McNulty of St. Augustine and Rose (Tutko) Benzie of Gallitzin; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Aug. 10, 1995; two brothers: Jack and Merle; and a sister, Phyllis Mohler.
Pat was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, where he served with the military police and was awarded the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany clasp and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal. He worked for more than 40 years as a coal miner at Beth Energy Mine 32 and retired in 1986. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local Union 850, Ebensburg, a charter member of St. Benedict VFW Post 7783, a member of Ashville VFW Post 4315 and a former member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, Ashville.
Pat was an avid Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He enjoyed watching Westerns on television, working in his yard, hunting and fishing.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today and 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Gibbons Funeral Home, Ashville, the Rev. Linda Lacovic officiating. Committal will be at St. Thomas Cemetery, Ashville. Military rites will be provided by Ashville VFW and other local military organizations.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Home Nursing Agency Hospice, 118 Ebony Road, Ebensburg, PA 15931, or Ashville Volunteer Fire Company in Pat's memory.
It was because of the generous gift of blood donors that kept Pat living for more than three years. Truly, they provided the gift of life.