Albert R Maloney, 84, of Goodyear, AZ, passed away on 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, IL, and graduated from Tallula High School. He qualified for a scholarship to Illinois State University (Normal, IL) and earned a B.S. degree in Spanish and English in 1959. He also earned an M.A. degree in Spanish from the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana, IL) in 1961.
Al continued his education at Indiana University (Bloomington, IN), where he took graduate courses in Spanish Literature and Folklore while teaching undergraduate Spanish courses. He 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 a technical editor in Engineering Publications Dept.
Al enjoyed reading historical books; doing crossword puzzles in the Sunday newspaper; watching old movies, westerns, and documentaries; and listening to classical music, especially Mozart sonatas. In his youth, he played piano. Al also had a stamp collection and volumes of classical music.
He was an advocate of recycling and protecting wildlife and the environment. His favorite food was homemade potato salad, and his favorite cold drink was pomegranate tea.
Al loved being at 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. In only 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.