Layton, Utah-----James M. Malone, 51, of Layton, Utah and formerly of Gilmanton, NH, passed away at home surrounded by his family, after a short, courageous battle with cancer, on June 26, 2004.
Mr. Malone was born October 24, 1952 in Manchester, NH, the son of Charles and Mildred Malone. He graduated from Laconia High School in 1970. He joined the U. S. Air Force in 1970 right after graduating from high school to become a carpenter. He was stationed in Germany for three years and then transferred to Oklahoma to serve his last year in the military. He was honorably discharged in 1974 and then went to school in Maine to get a degree in accounting.
Mr. Malone held several jobs which included New Hampshire Ball Bearing, Baron’s, Aavid, and Eptam Plastics. After Eptam, he became the Financial Officer at the American Legion, Wilkins-Smith Post 1 of Laconia. He stayed in office for 2 terms. He had been a member of the American Legion for 19 years.
Mr. Malone enjoyed many things in life such as carpentry work, NASCAR races, the New England Patriots, swimming, family outings, camping, boating, spending time with friends and family and building models.
Survivors included his wife of seventeen years, Deborah A. Malone of Layton, Utah; three children, Jennifer A. Gray of West Virginia, Clayton M. Gray and his fiancée, Bridgett Thompson, of Layton, Utah, and Christina A. Gray and her fiancé, Nicholas Tucker of Layton, Utah; one grandson, Kade Thompson; two brothers, David Malone and his wife, Theresa Malone, of Belmont, NH and Daniel Malone of Laconia, NH; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Daniel P. and Florence Ryan of Malden, MA and his canine buddy, Raffa. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles Malone and Mildred Huckins Malone, and a mother-in-law, Marianne Ryan.
Calling Hours will be held on Monday, July 5, 2004 from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH.
A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at 10:00AM at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Huntsman Cancer Institute, N. Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132 for the funding of research and families.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.