Cyril B. Maloney, 95, of Susan, Va., passed away on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, surrounded by family.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at the American Legion Hall, 73 Hookemfair Road (corner of Routes 198 and 616), Mathews, Va. The American Legion will present a Color Guard during this time and Pastor Thomas Bunting will give the benediction.
Cyril was born in London, England, on Sept. 26, 1918, the second eldest of six siblings.
He served in the Royal Artillery in WWII, as a Sergeant Major, from 1939-1946. He was on the beaches at Dunkirk, D-Day and also participated in the battle at the Bridge of Remagen and was awarded many citations and medals for his actions.
He is survived by his wife, Vera; daughters, Maureen (Don) Connolly, Dawn (Bob) Dalton; grandchildren, Allison, Ella, Alex, Stephen and Meredith; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Stella Miller of Leigh-on-Sea, England, and many other loving relatives.
After a successful career beginning as a Master butcher, he went on to run all related departments with a well known supermarket chain in England. Then he and his wife retired to Florida in 1985, to be with their daughters and families. In 2006 they moved to Susan, where he enjoyed his garden and always loved to “tinker” in the garage and work on his car.
Cyril was well loved and will be truly missed by all his family and friends.