Mr. Maloy passed away Monday evening, Feb. 9, at 11:30 p.m. in the Jasper County hospital, Rensselaer, where he had been a patient for two weeks.
As had been their custom in recent years, Mr. and Mrs. Maloy had gone to the home of her sister, Miss Carrie Eger in Rensselaer, to spend the winter months, making only occasional trips here to their lovely home on Mill Street.
Born in Rensselaer on May 19th, 1872, Frank James Maloy grew to manhood there and served as the first football coach at the city's high school. His fondness for the sport never waned and after coming to Lowell in the early 1900's, he helped coach and manage a town team here.
He chose Miss Emma Louise Eger as his bride on October 16, 1900, and in 1903 they came to Lowell where for 33 years he was agent at the Lowell depot. A favorite past time throughout the years was the writing of sports editorials which he contributed to the columns of the Lowell Tribune.
After he was retired by the Monon railroad, Frank served as Lowell's justice of the peace.
He was an active parishioner of St. Edward's church. Lowell and Rensselaer friends gathered at the Jackson funeral chapel Wednesday evening to pray the Rosary.
Survivors include his wife, son John, and two granddaughters, Mary and Joan of Indianapolis.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 this morning in St. Augustine church with Father Francis Rehberger and Frank's pastor, Father E.M. Boney of Lowell, officiating.
He was laid to rest in Weston cemetery, Rensselaer, beside his little daughter, Kathryn, who was called home when only nine years of age.
According to information received by Lowell friends final rites at St. Augustine's church in Rensselaer will precede burial there this (Thursday) morning.
Surviving with his wife and son John, a resident of Indianapolis, is a brother, Dr. Bernard Maloy, of Steger, Illinois.
Humorous and spirited, Frank will be remembered for his lifelong interest in sports. As a boy he rode his father's running horses in many regional races and was associated with the Lowell Independents, famous football team, both as player and coach.
Go to Frank Maloy, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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