On April 5, 2017 Martin “Marty” O’Malley of Kearny passed away peacefully at the age of 82 surrounded by his family.
Born in Pittston, PA, Marty moved to Kearny at the age of 10 where he resided for the next 72 years. He was a graduate of Kearny High School and started his career at PSE&G in 1957. He left to become the General Manager of Vigor Beverages in Kearny for seven years and returned to PSE&G to finish out his career as a Senior Bookkeeper, retiring in 1996.
His passion for sports led him to become involved in the Kearny community as one of the founding members and eventual President of the Kearny Booster Club. As President, he organized many banquets for the high school football team where he brought New York Giants and Jets players as guest speakers.
Marty was also a long-time coach of the Kearny Shop-Rite Little League Baseball team, where he eventually served as President of the league. He also volunteered his time with the St. Stephen’s CYO Boys Basketball program.
Marty was inducted into the Kearny High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012 for his contributions to the high school sports programs.
He was predeceased by his parents, Patrick and Anna, a brother Larry (Margaret), a sister, Mary Ann (O’Malley) Rokosny, mother and father-in-law George and Edith Brown, and sister-in-laws, Georgina (Brown) Hague (Allen) and Connie (Brown) Mulvanerton (Ed).
He is survived by his loving wife Edith (Brown) O’Malley of 60 years, daughters Kathleen Mattoon (Ronald), Joanne O’Malley, and son, Robert (Mary). His grandchildren, Michael Gouveia, Dr. Ryan Mattoon (Brianna), Nicole Gouveia, and Robbie O’Malley and one great grandchild on the way. He is also survived by brother, Richard (Annette) and brothers-in-law Frank Brown (Barbara) and Charles Rokosny and many loving nieces and nephews.
Viewings will be held Friday, April 7 at Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny from 1-4PM and 7-9PM. Services will be held at St. Stephen’s Churchon Saturday, April 8 at 10:30am. Entombment will be at Holy Cross Mausoleum in North Arlington.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make donations to St. Stephen’s Parish Roof Repair Fund.