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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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