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John O'Malley

January 14, 2023

Obituary

Dr. John Martin O'Malley, 75, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2023.
John was born on October 1, 1947 in Chicago, IL, to Anna and Patrick O'Malley. He was the youngest of seven children. John attended St. Vincent de Paul High School and went on to academic pursuits at Loyola University where he earned a Bachelor's degree and two Master's degrees. He later received a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Washington State University. He spent the majority of his career serving in administrative roles within colleges and universities, notably at Washington State University, University of Miami, Houston Community College, and Lone Star College. John had a profound desire to help children and served for many years in a volunteer capacity as a guardian ad litem, advocating for those with no other advocates.
John lived in many places including Chicago, IL; Pullman, WA; Miami, FL; Houston, TX; and most recently Loveland, OH. He was known to all as a wonderfully devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He never met a stranger, and was never short of stories to tell. His sense of humor was unparalleled, as was his deep faith. John was a devout Roman Catholic and served as a true and faithful servant from life until death, every day exemplifying a sincere and heartfelt love for Christ. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Anna, his father, Patrick, his sister, Mary, his brother Patrick, and his brother Edward. He is survived by his siblings, Nancy Caldieraro, Peggy Caldieraro, and Beatrice O'Shaughnessy, as well as by his five children, Anna (Tod) Geidl, Patrick (Colleen) O'Malley, Sean (Maria) O'Malley, Mary O'Malley, and Kathleen O'Malley. The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 21, from 12:00 - 12:30 at St. Emily Catholic Church, 1400 E. Central Rd, Mt. Prospect, IL, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30. The Mass can be viewed via livestream at https://youtu.be/o_k93Y4b4U0 Burial will follow at All Saints Cemetery & Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's name to his favorite child sponsorship charity Unbound at www.unbound.org. For Further information please contact www.cooneyfuneralhome.com or 1-847-685-1002

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Services

Lying in State
Saturday
January 21, 2023

Time: TBD
St Emily Catholic Church
1400 E Central Rd, Mt Prospect, IL 60056
Mt Prospect, IL 60056

Funeral Mass
Saturday
January 21, 2023

12:30 AM
St Emily Catholic Church
1400 E Central Rd, Mt Prospect, IL 60056
Mt Prospect, IL 60056

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