Robert P. Maly
September 24, 1946 – December 17, 2021
VISITATION: Tuesday, December 21st from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, Dec. 22nd at 10:30am at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S. 118th St. Interment with Military Honors: Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials will be directed by the family.
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Robert Paul “Bob” Maly was born to Marie and John Maly on September 24, 1946 and grew up in Creighton, Nebraska. Bob was the eighth of nine children and graduated from St. Ludger Catholic High School in 1964. Bob served in the United States Army from 1966-1968. In September of 1969, Bob married the love of his life, Deloris Ann Chvala. They were blessed with three daughters, Regina, Brenda, and Marie. Bob was a 42-year employee of Father Flanagan’s Boys Town in the food service department. He retired in 2009 as one of the most tenured employees. Bob truly enjoyed working with the youth and supporting their athletic events and achievements. A lifetime Yankees fan, traveling to New York City to see games at Yankee Stadium brought him great joy. Bob also enjoyed watching Husker Football and Volleyball. Other favorite pastimes were golfing, bowling, and neighborhood card games. The highlight of Bob’s life was spending time with his 11 grandchildren; attending their programs, athletic events, teaching them to drive, playing games, and telling jokes, and trips to Florida.
After a short but courageous battle with cancer, Robert Paul Maly went to his heavenly home on December 17, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Deloris; daughters and sons-in-love: Regina and Chaun Heywood, Brenda and Mat Monson, and Marie and Kevin Stamm; grandchildren: Joshua, Rebekah, Matthew, Mary Therese, and Faustina Heywood, Emily and Andrew Monson, and Elizabeth, Jonathan, Benjamin, and Katherine Stamm with Baby Stamm due in February; sisters: Sue Maly and Mary Kay and Chris Masters; sisters-in-law: Janice Maly, Carol Maly, Linda and Dale Meikle, and Jan Chavla; nieces and nephews and their families – John and Julie Wilmes, Patricia Johnson, Mike and Patti Wilmes, Barb and Dennis Gottula, William and Celine Fehringer, Dave Fehringer and Sarah Hall, Jane and Rod Bartos, Terry Maly, Tim and Liz Maly, Lee and Peggy Mlady, Kathy and Wally Warner, Monica Mlady-Behrendt, Margo and Dave Cole, Randy and Shelly Lee, Shelly Miller, Danette and Jud Hunter, Danny and Ronell Lee, Jen Maly, Jared and Tina Meikle, Addie Hatfield, Tom Chvala, and Tracy Chvala.
Preceded in death by parents, John and Marie Maly; siblings: Ruth and Jack Wilmes, Virginia and Gordon Fehringer, Jim Maly, Sister Susanne Maly, Joseph Maly (infant), and Tom Maly; father and mother-in-law, Felix and Adela Chvala; brother-in-law, Gary Chvala; nephew, Patrick Maly.
BRAVERY: Be strong and of good courage for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9.
To the Maly family I send my most sincere condolences and will you in my prayers. I had the privilege of working with Bob for many years at Boys Town and I was blessed to enjoy his friendship and leadership of the Food Services program. He always had a solution to problems that arose and solved them with common sense and grace. He made sure that my “Santa” throne was ready for greeting the kids and was kind and gracious to his staff and those he worked with. Too often you don’t get the opportunity to work with and enjoy the company of such a fine person…I was proud to have known and worked with Bob! I suspect there are a few Yankees he is discussing things with now in the heavenly ballpark. God speed Bob!
Our sincere sympathy and prayers to Delores and family
Wonderful person. Had the pleasure of working with Bob for 30 years. He touched a lot of lives.
Bob and my dad, Cy Tworek, shared many adventures at Boys Town. Bob was always helping the auxiliary and a good friend to us all.
To the Maly family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Good memories of your family being active with the Millard North Band and our neighborhood. Let good memories help you through the tough days.
My deepest sympathy is sent to the entire Maly family. I had the pleasure of knowing Bob many years while he was still working at Boys Town. He was dedicated to the Mission and exemplified it for us all! May your memories bring you lasting comfort.
I called Bob out of the blue a week or two together to remind him that my Braves had one the World Series. My time at Boys Town at the Great Hall and working under Bob are my most favorable memories serving the youth of the great township founded by Father Flanagan. Bob was a professional; he taught me much. He was a great learner as he embraced the ideas I brought to the department. We were as good as friends as we were colleagues. I scheduled a time to meet up with him in February; as that will not happen he will always have a place in my heart. I miss him dearly and I am greatly saddened by this loss. God speed to you Bob, we will meet again but hopefully not too soon.
To Deloris and Family: Sincerest condolences on Bob’s passing. He and the entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.