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William H. Malaney, III

August 28, 1933 ~ October 25, 2018 (age 85)
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William “Bill” H. Malaney, III, age 85, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018 atBuffalo General Medical Center Gates Vascular Institute.  Born on August 28, 1933, he was the son of the late William and Olive (Brydges) Malaney, II and step-mother, Grace (Bomberry) Malaney, II.

Bill was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls. He attended local schools and entered the Air Force in 1951 and served in Greenland, as a Control Tower operator and was honorably discharged in 1955.  While in Greenland, Bill placed runner-up in the 1953 boxing light welterweight division in the Northeast Overseas Sports Conference.  

He married the former Joan Andrews in 1957 at Sacred Heart Church.  Bill was employed at Sisters of Charity Hospital as a maintenance supervisor, until his retirement in 1998.  Bill was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed golf and bowling.  His greatest pleasure was spending time with his family.

In addition to his beloved wife of 61 years, Bill is survived by his son, William (Susan) Malaney, IV; Grandchildren, William (Stacey) Malaney, V and Deanna (Jason) Collins; Great-grandchildren, Madison, Avery and Carter Malaney and Owen Collins all of Virginia. He is also survived by brothers, Kevin (Nancy) Malaney of Niagara Falls and Joseph Malaney of North Tonawanda; step-sisters, Karren (late Ross) Salimbene of North Tonawanda and Sarah LaBarber of Niagara Falls and Sister-in-laws, Delores Malaney of Niagara Falls and Linda Bomberry of Lockport. He was also predeceased by his siblings, Shirley (Francis) Rinehart, Dennis Malaney, Gerald Malaney and Michael Malaney; step-brothers, Gregory Bomberry and Darryl Bomberry and step-sister, Cheryl (David) Ducette.

Visitation will be privately held with his family.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 30th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Raphael Parish, 3840 Macklem Ave, Niagara Falls.  EVERYONE ASSEMBLE AT THE CHURCH.  Prayers of committal and entombment, concluding with military honors, will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to American Diabetes Association. Arrangements are under the direction of Michael R. Goodlander of OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY.  Please visit for online condolences.



Donations may be made to:

American Diabetes Association
PO Box 11454, Alexandria VA 22312

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