From a contemporary press report
Thomas Clogher Maloney, 61, a Navy submariner who retired as a Captain, died of a heart attack August 15, 1998 at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Virginia.
Captain Maloney served 30 years in the Navy before retiring in 1988, and his career included commands of the Navy Nuclear Power School in Bainbridge, Md., the nuclear-powered submarine Baton Rouge, the Naval Submarine Support Facility in New London, Connecticut, and Submarine Squadron Four in Charleston, South Carolina. Earlier he served aboard an aircraft carrier and on several submarines.
He also served in staff and shore assignments involving submarine operations and naval intelligence at Norfolk and the Pentagon. His decorations included five awards of the Legion of Merit and two awards of the Navy Commendation Medal.
He was born on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958. Since 1984, he had lived in Fairfax.
Since 1990, Captain Maloney had been on the staff of General Dynamics, where he was manager of submarine undersea warfare analysis. He served on the Naval Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences.
He was a member of St. Philip Catholic Church in Falls Church.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Mary Jo Maloney of Fairfax; five children, Thomas C. Maloney Jr. of Alexandria, Anne M. Ryan of Monroe, Conn., Catherine T. Maloney of Reston, Julia R. Kitzerow of Stafford, Va., and David M. Maloney of Manassas; a sister, Mary R. Conover of Rockville; a brother, Richard C. Maloney Jr. of Wallingford, Pa.; and seven grandchildren.
MALONEY, THOMAS C., CAPT. USN (Ret.)
On August 15, 1998, THOMAS C. MALONEY of Fairfax, VA, husband of Mary Jo Maloney; father of Thomas Maloney Jr., Anne Ryan, Catherine Maloney, Julia Kitzerow and David Maloney; brother of Richard Maloney Jr. and Mary Conover. He is also survived by seven grandchildren. Friends may call on Thursday, August 20, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Lane, Burke, VA, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 21 at 11 a.m. Interment Thursday, August 27 at 3 p.m. at the Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. Family and friends please assemble at the Administration Building at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 7203 Poplar St., Annandale, VA 22003.
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