Valdosta Daily Times

Obituaries

March 19, 2014

John Joseph ‘Jack’ Malehorn

VALDOSTA — John Joseph “Jack” Malehorn, 59, passed away suddenly on Friday morning, March 14, 2013, at his home in Nashville, Ga. He was born, the younger child of Frank and Mary Teresa (Brannan) Malehorn, in Baltimore, Md., on July 10, 1954.

From a very early age, he had a passion for team sports and reading. He excelled academically throughout his years of education while attending Mount Saint Joseph High School, and received his higher education in Business Economics from University of Baltimore and Georgia State University, respectively. Family and friends will warmly remember his smile and sincere, caring nature. Through example, he instilled in his children the importance of family, and shared with them his love and respect for animals. He loved meals with his family and to play a round of golf. He had an enthusiasm for business, which he passionately expressed through his teaching and writing. He was well known for his saying “go forth, do good, and know that someone cares” and he lived it daily. He did good, and he always made sure his family and friends knew that he cared.

He was the beloved son of Mary Teresa Malehorn, and was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Frank Malehorn; and brother, Donald Malehorn.

He was a loving father to his son, Joshua and Kindal Malehorn of Hermosa, S.D.; daughter, Sarah and Lucas Brooks of Valdosta, Ga.; daughter, Katie and Thomas Griner of Athens, Ga.; and daughter, Laura Beth Malehorn of Redfield, S.D. He was an attentive grandfather to his grandsons, Luke and Joey Brooks; and granddaughter, Maelea Malehorn.

A burial service will be held in New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, Md., at 2 p.m. following a private family viewing in Gonce Funeral Home, Riviera Beach, Md. A memorial service and Mass in Nashville, Ga., as well as for family in South Dakota, will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, can be made to Queen of Peace Catholic Church new building fund, PO Box 144, Adel, GA 31620 or The American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311.

For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is dying that we are born to eternal life.

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