Patrick Maloney was a funny, kind man who cared about everyone, said his wife, Phyllis Maloney.
He was always there to help out a friend in need or show support.
“He never missed going to a funeral or missed visiting a friend in the hospital,” she said. “He was a good man who worked hard.”
Patrick Maloney, 73, of Crown Point, died May 6. He was a charter millwright member of Union Local No. 1076 for 49 years and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Crown Point. He had been involved with Aetna Little League and was a gold card member of the Gary Sportsman’s Club.
He was a 1959 graduate of Emerson High School.
Maloney always looked forward to monthly breakfasts at the Paragon in Hobart with other retired millwrights. He enjoyed joking with them and getting into arguments over politics, she said.
“He had a good sense of humor and could take teasing,” she said. “(But) he could be stubborn at times. That’s when the Irish in him came out.”
Phyllis Maloney said her husband loved to spend time out in the garage.
“He could make a whole day of it out there,” she said. “He traveled a lot for work, so after he retired, he liked to stay close to home.”
He also loved to go out on his birthday -- St. Patrick’s Day -- and drink a green beer.
He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, and always loved the Christmas holiday season. He would decorate the exterior of the home as well as the interior.
“Every part of our house was decorated,” she said.