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David J. Maloney

December 23, 1942 ~ November 30, 2017 (age 74)

            David J. Maloney, 74, of Seneca, died Thursday morning, November 30, 2017 at The Caring Place in Franklin following a brief illness.

            He was born in Oil City on December 23, 1942 to Goldie A. (Strain) Maloney of Seneca and the late Kenneth J. Maloney.

            He was a 1960 graduate of Cranberry High School.  He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1960 through 1963.  Prior to his honorable discharge, he was stationed in South Korea.  David later returned to college and earned a degree in business/accounting from Clarion University in 1986.

            He was a member of the Oil City Moose Lodge. 

            Dave was an avid roller skater, hunter and fisherman, before an automobile accident left him a quadriplegic in 1963.  He continued most of his interests throughout the years on a limited basis.  He loved the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers, NASCAR (especially Jeff Gordon), and crosswords and card games were also a favorite. 

            He also loved his 'job' of supervising the growth of his garden.  He enjoyed giving away his vegetables and produce to family, friends, and neighbors. 

            He was married in Seneca on September 7, 1967 to the former Dorothy A. "Dottie" Kessler, and she survives. 

            Also surviving is his mother, Goldie A. Maloney; a brother, Joe Maloney and his wife Sandy; a sister-in-law, Nancy Maloney, all of Seneca; sister-in-law, Lois Drum of Florida; and his brother-in-law, Jack Kessler and his wife Kelly of California.  Numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive. 

            He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Maloney; and his brother, Larry Maloney. 

            Friends will be received Sunday (Dec. 3) from 1 - 4 p.m. and on  Monday (Dec. 4) from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Hile-Best Funeral Home, 2781 Rte. 257 in Seneca, Cranberry Township.  A funeral service will be held in the funeral home Monday at 1 p.m. with Father John Miller, pastor of St. Stephen Church, officiating.  The V.E.T.S. Honor Guard will accord military honors at the funeral home following the service.  Private interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens in Cranberry. 

            Dave's family would like to extend special thanks and gratitude to all of his caregivers for their dedication in helping him to maintain a quality of life during his declining years. 

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Venango VNA Foundation, 491 Allegheny Blvd., Franklin, PA  16323; or to a charity of one's choice. 

            Condolences may be expressed to the Maloney family online by visiting

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