The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

William Carl Maloney


October 31, 2019

1939 – 2019

William Carl Maloney died on October 6, 2019 in Astoria from advanced lung cancer. Born on August 6, 1939 in McMinnville, Oregon, he was the oldest son of Lee R. and Celia E. Maloney.

Bill is survived by his sister Sue Maloney Nicol of Seattle, daughter Kari Kurkowski of Yamhill, Oregon, granddaughter Sarah Lynch of McMinnville, and many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his son Raymond in 1989 and brother Edward in 2010.

Bill attended Oregon State University and the University of Oregon, majoring in mathematics. He first worked in television, serving as a cameraman and floor director for KGW Television in Portland. He then began a career in construction, started his own concrete construction company and working all over the Pacific Northwest building city reservoirs, fish hatcheries, restrooms, and building foundations. He went on to become a well-respected building inspector in both Washington and Oregon.

Upon retirement, Bill settled in Grays River and turned his attention to planting fruit trees, a garden, raising cattle, and learning how to use a computer.

A memorial to celebrate his life will be held on November 16 at 1 p.m., at the Rosburg Community Hall, 28 Rosburg Community Hall Road, Rosburg, WA 98643.

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