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William John Maloney, 82, Franklin

World War II veteran William John Maloney, 82, Franklin, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

William was born Feb. 15, 1921 to Daniel Joseph and Florence Young Maloney in Indianapolis. He grew up on Whitcomb Avenue on the city's west side, and graduated from Ben Davis High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942, serving in the Army Air Force Signal Corps with a specialty as radar repairman. William was qualified as a rifle marksman, and attained the rank of sergeant. From December 1943 to September 1945, William served in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater, and was stationed in Birmingham, England and Soissons, France. During this time he serviced radar and radio equipment on Army Air Force bombers and fighter planes engaged in the Allied Forces attacks on Germany.
William received a Good Conduct Medal and was honorably discharged from the Army in December 1945.
After the war, William worked at Bell Telephone for a brief period before joining L.S. Ayres department store as a radio and television repairman. Later he joined L.S. Ayres sales force, working in the television and appliance department of Ayres' flagship downtown Indianapolis department store. He and his wife Marjorie were married July 3, 1947. They moved to Speedway shortly after their daughter Debbie was born, and lived there in the same home for nearly 60 years.
William was a talented artist and expert carpenter. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, basketball, traveling and playing cards. For many years, William and Marjorie were active square dancers, and attended dances throughout central Indiana. They also enjoyed bowling and were part of a bowling league in Speedway. William was devoted to his family, and was a loyal friend and neighbor to those in his neighborhood.
He lost his beloved wife Marjorie in 2012. Since then he had been living at United Methodist Center in Franklin. He is survived by his daughter, Debbie Fox (Dan) of Columbus; and his son, Tim Maloney (Debbie), of Helmsburg.

A memorial service will be conducted for William at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at Flanner and Buchanan-Floral Park Center, 425 N. Holt Road, Indianapolis. Family and friends can call between 2 and 4 p.m. before the service.

Memorial contributions can be sent to Disabled American Veterans, Gleaners Food Bank, and the Hoosier Environmental Council.

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  • December 18
    WRAPS meetings
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  • December 18
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West