Thomas F. Maloney Sr. 1940-2021
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Thomas Francis Maloney, Sr., 81, passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, Nov. 17, 2021.
Tom was born Sept. 7, 1940, in Youngstown, to William Joseph and Catherine Rita Ryan Maloney. They preceded him in death, as have several of his siblings, including Mary Riebe, William J. Jr. and Barbara.
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Gwen Bannister Maloney; his children, Thomas Jr., Timothy, Beth Anne, twins Kathleen and Colleen (Chris Mehl), Michael (Gabriela) and Patrick; their mother, Judy (Clifford); stepchildren, Daniel Spurrell, Tracy Spurrell (Mike Paddon); grandchildren, Jackson Barton, Aidan, Ronan, Amelia, Sofia, Sienna Paddon; and siblings, Cookie (Dom Pauline), Therese (Dan Durkin), Robert (partner, Debbie), Timothy (Judy), Maggie Lorenzi and Anne (Denny DiTullio).
Tom graduated from Ursuline High School in 1958 and earned his bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University. He was only one credit shy of his master’s degree, but had to move on with his life.
Tom always kept himself busy, including carrying two Vindicator paper delivery routes through his latter years as a student at St. Anne’s Grade School and throughout his tenure at Ursuline High School. He was employed in the trafficking department at Youngstown Sheet and Tube, later transitioned to Federal Barge Lines and ended with Peavey Barge Lines, where he retired as its president at age 51.
Tom enjoyed rooting for the local St. Louis sports teams, playing golf with family and friends and spending time in Florida on his annual family getaway. He never was too far removed from his Youngstown roots and regularly made return trips to his first home, with all of his kids in tow, for family get togethers, including the never-ending family poker games. No matter where he was, you could often find Tom reading about historical events and people, keeping up with current events or searching for his next collectible items. For the past five years, he loved traveling around the world with his wife, Gwen.
Tom was always thought of as a kind and generous family patriarch. He was and is dearly loved and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
In keeping with Tom’s wishes, his body has been donated to and for scientific purposes.
A memorial service will be conducted from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at the Westin Hotel, in the ballpark’s Promenade Foyer. A later memorial will be scheduled in Youngstown in the spring of 2022. However, fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.kriegshausermortuary.com for the Maloney family.