Joseph A. Malloy of Tallmadge died Sept. 6 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Mr. Malloy was born in Akron in 1927, to Raphael and Ada Byrne Malloy. A devout Catholic, he served as a lay distributor, volunteer with the Society of St. Vincent DePaul and as a member of the Knights of Columbus. At the onset of World War II, the U.S. Navy developed a communications class to be taught in high schools around the country. At St. Vincent's High School, Mr. Malloy completed the class in his junior year (taught by a Dominican nun), at which time he was drafted into the Navy where he served aboard the USS Randall (APA-224). After discharge, he returned home and finished his education, graduating from St. Vincent High School. Following in his father's footsteps he joined the Akron Police Department. Discovering that a patrolman's salary did not quite support his growing family, he went to work as a circulation manager with the Akron Beacon Journal, retiring in 1990. He remained very busy in retirement, working at Acme stores, remaining active in his church and volunteering at Akron General Medical Center. Mr. Malloy was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen Lindisch Malloy; granddaughter, Meghan Mesenger; sisters, Rose Cecilia Malloy, Sr. Mercedes Malloy, O.P., Helen Gadanac and Patience Totaro; and brothers, Richard Malloy and Ray Malloy Jr. He is survived by his wife, Mollie Brennan Malloy; and children, Cathy Hayes (Phil), Karin Cramer (Carl), Rosemary Brown (Darrell) of Canal Fulton, Colleen Skraba (Joseph, deceased) of Doylestown, Patrick Malloy (Elizabeth) of Medford, N.J., Joann McKenzie (Don) of Uniontown, Thomas Malloy (Eileen) of Akron, Sheila Clark (Mark) of Barberton, Kevin Malloy (Marilyn) and Robert Malloy (Carla) of North Canton; his wife's children, Teresa Maynard of Huron, Linda Null (Ken) of Austin, Texas, and Geraldine James, (Gary) of Akron; he is also survived by siblings, Kitty Lavery, Rita Nelson, Theresa Dorricot and John Malloy; 28 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The family asks that donation be made to the Fraternal order of Police, the St. Vincent DePaul Society at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Akron or Parkinson's research. Donovan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.