Charles F. Maloney

San Francisco Chronicle (Sunday) - - LIFE TRIBUTES -

June 10, 1954 - Oc­to­ber 22, 2018

Charles F. Maloney, 64, died in San Fran­cisco, Cal­i­for­nia on Oc­to­ber 22, 2018.

He grad­u­ated from Charles­ton High School and at­tended Mar­shall Univer­sity, Hunt­ing­ton, West Vir­ginia.

While in high school and col­lege, Charles worked for Bohn­ert’s Flow­ers in down­town Charles­ton. He highly re­spected and ap­pre­ci­ated his men­tor, Charles Bohn­ert. Af­ter his ex­pe­ri­ence at Bohn­ert’s, he moved to the West Coast and found em­ploy­ment in Or­na­men­tal Hor­ti­cul­ture at Zap­pet­tini Flower Mar­ket in the Bay Area.

Charles was an en­thu­si­ast of all things re­lated to ath­leti­cism and in-line wheels. This in­cluded rollerblad­ing, mo­tor­cy­cling and bi­cy­cling. He had the priv­i­lege of par­tic­i­pat­ing in the world of pro­fes­sional cy­cling for over 10 years. He had the serendip­i­tous op­por­tu­ni­ties of build­ing race wheels for the 85’ Women’s Tour de France and cus­tom wheels for Cirque du Soleil. He op­er­ated his own busi­ness, Cy­cle Anal­y­sis, where he used his bike ex­per­tise in as­sem­blies, frame con­fig­u­ra­tion and de­sign.

His other pas­sion was in the area of com­mu­ni­ca­tions. His love for pub­lic speak­ing be­gan when he en­rolled as a high school stu­dent in the Dale Carnegie Pub­lic Speak­ing Train­ing Pro­gram.

In 1991, he be­gan em­ploy­ment at Decker Com­mu­ni­ca­tions in San Fran­cisco. In his ten­ure there, he taught cor­po­rate speech com­mu­ni­ca­tions, pub­lic speak­ing, press and me­dia both na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally. Work­ing at Decker Com­mu­ni­ca­tions was his dream job and he had deep af­fec­tion for his col­leagues.

He had a need for speed (mo­tor­cy­cling), a love of peo­ple, dogs and cats, the moun­tains, mu­sic (he was a drum­mer, be­longed in a band), avi­a­tion, ice skat­ing, pol­i­tics, as­tro­physics, com­edy, words (he was a lo­gophile), and all things med­i­cal. He was a great cook, loved help­ing peo­ple and mak­ing peo­ple laugh – he would light up a per­son’s day. He is dearly missed by neigh­bors, friends and fam­ily.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents Charles R. and Ruth Roberts Maloney and brother-in-law, Rev. Law­ton Posey.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Cathy G. Ng, San Fran­cisco, CA and his sis­ters, Brid­get L. Maloney Posey and Sr. Molly Maloney, OSF, Charles­ton, WV.

A pri­vate memo­rial ser­vice will be held by the fam­ily at a later date. Burial will be at Sun­set Memo­rial Park, South Charles­ton, WV.

Ar­range­ments are in the care of Bollinger Fu­neral Home, 420 Lee St. W., Charles­ton WV 25302.

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