Ralph C. OíMalley, 76, of Hendersonville, NC, died Saturday, February 14, 2009, at his home.
Born in Queens, NY, he was a graduate of New York College and a US Army veteran.
Before retirement, he was employed by King Kullen Grocery in Garden City, Long Island, NY. In 1953, he joined the Garden City Volunteer Fire Department and served as Chief in 1966, retiring from the department in 1994, when he moved to Hendersonville. He was an avid golfer and attended St. James Episcopal Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Gigi OíMalley of Hendersonville; his sons, Daniel Flanigan III and wife, Jessica, of California, and Ralph C. OíMalley, Jr. of Hendersonville; a granddaughter, Mae Flanigan; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 3 PM Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at St. James Episcopal Church. The Reverend Joel Hafer will officiate. A reception will follow in the Stillwell Hall of St. James.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Blue Ridge Humane Society, 88 Centipede Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792, or to Free Clinics, 841 Case Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792.
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Time: 3:00 pm
St. James Episcopal Church
A reception will be held following the service in Stillwell Hall of St. James.