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Peter Michael Maloney

November 10, 1930 — January 20, 2024



Peter Michael Maloney went to the Lord peacefully on January 20, 2024, in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born on November 10, 1930, in Quincy, Illinois to Edward and Stella Maloney. Peter's life was filled with remarkable achievements and selfless service to his country and loved ones.

Peter's dedication to service began early in his life. He pursued higher education at the United States Naval Academy and fulfilled his dream by earning a master's degree in Operation Research in 1952. In June of this same year, he also married his first love, Jane (Adams), whom he had two children with, Mike and Karen. This laid a solid foundation for his future endeavors.

After completing his education, Peter embarked on a remarkable military career that spanned 34 years. During this time his beloved wife Jane became ill and passed away. Despite the heartbreak and hardship of losing his spouse, Peter served in the United States Navy with distinction and rose to the rank of Captain before retiring honorably. His commitment and passion for his work were evident throughout his career.

In 1981 Peter married his second wife, Dottie, and they lovingly blended their families. Following his retirement from the Navy, Peter took on the role of Dean for Texas Central College. For 16 years, he supported Navy College Afloat Programs, ensuring that other naval personnel had access to quality educational opportunities and guidance. Peter's dedication to educational advancement exemplified his unwavering commitment to helping others. Peter lived for 45 years in Virginia Beach, traveled the world, and made his final home in Jacksonville four years ago at Cypress Village. 

Peter is predeceased by his second wife of 38 years, Dottie, and his stepdaughter Terri. Left to mourn are his son, Michael (Kathy) Maloney, and daughter, Karen Rech (Dave Gildea), stepchildren; Vicki Sweet (Bryant Whitehead) and Joni (Bob) Bellis. All held a special place in his heart. Peter's memory will continue to live on through his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held in his honor on Friday, January 26, 2024, at 1:00 P.M. in the chapel of Quinn Shalz Family Funeral Home, located at 3600 3rd Street South, Jacksonville Beach, Florida. His casket will be open for viewing prior to mass between 12:00 and 1:00 P.M. Interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery which will be scheduled in the future.

Peter Michael Maloney leaves behind a legacy of service and love that will endure for generations to come. He touched countless lives through his exceptional military career and compassionate nature. As we reflect on Peter's life and accomplishments, let us remember him as a devoted family man, a dedicated servant of his country, and an inspiration to all those who had the privilege of knowing him.

May his soul rest in eternal peace.


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