Ralph C. O’Malley

August 31, 1932 - February 14, 2009
Ralph C. O’Malley

Ralph C. OíMalley, 76, of Hendersonville, NC, died Saturday, February 14, 2009, at his home.

Born in Queens, NY, he was a graduate of New York College and a US Army veteran.

Before retirement, he was employed by King Kullen Grocery in Garden City, Long Island, NY. In 1953, he joined the Garden City Volunteer Fire Department and served as Chief in 1966, retiring from the department in 1994, when he moved to Hendersonville. He was an avid golfer and attended St. James Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Gigi OíMalley of Hendersonville; his sons, Daniel Flanigan III and wife, Jessica, of California, and Ralph C. OíMalley, Jr. of Hendersonville; a granddaughter, Mae Flanigan; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 3 PM Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at St. James Episcopal Church. The Reverend Joel Hafer will officiate. A reception will follow in the Stillwell Hall of St. James.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Blue Ridge Humane Society, 88 Centipede Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792, or to Free Clinics, 841 Case Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792.


Memorial

Wednesday, February 18, 2009
12:00 AM

St. James Episcopal Church - Directions
766 N. Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28791

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  • February 18, 2009
    Norm Piasecki says:
    Ralph Jr. My deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. May all the special memories you have comfort you.

  • November 13, 2011
    Bob Norman says:
    Its sad, I just read about Ralphs passing yesterday. We were friends a long time. God father to my daughter Nancy. Played alot of BB with Ralph and brother Bill. Ralph was a good man. RIP old buddy. My best wishes to his family

  • March 08, 2009
    The Olsen family says:
    Sorry for responding so late. We wanted to send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sue and Steve Olsen

  • February 25, 2009
    Arthur M. Edmonds, Jr. says:
    DEAR GIGI, DANNY & RALPH, I'M HERE AT MY HOME IN NAPLES, FL. I JUST READ IN THE G.C. NEWS WITH SHOCK AND SADNESS THE PASSING OF RALPH. HE WAS A WONDERFUL DAMSON STREET NEIGHBOR.ALWAYS ''THERE'' FOR YOU. MY MIND SEES YOU GIGI, RALPH AND TIGER OUT FOR A WALK.JUDY AND I ADMIRED THE ''SPECIAL'' LOVE YOU BOTH HAD FOR EACH OTHER AND THE WONDERFUL FAMILY YOU RAISED. I CAN ONLY SAY THAT TIME WILL BE YOUR BEST FRIEND.TIME HEALS, YOU DO GO ON AS PAINFUL NOW AS IT IS AND YOUR WONDERFUL MEMORIES WITH RALPH IS SOMETHING NO ONE CAN TAKE FROM YOU. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND GIVE YOU STRENGTH EACH DAY, ONE DAY AT A TIME. ALL OUR LOVE, ARTHUR ART III & MICHELLE PAM & MARK

  • February 23, 2009
    Bob Dalzell says:
    We joined the GCFD the same year. I was Chief in 1972 and left in 1980. I called his old friend & my brother-in-law Tom Cuff And told him. I now live in Lexington, KY and trevel thru Henderson ville often, but didn't know that Ralph lived there.