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S: O'Malley Family History

FC: This book was created in honor of our Mom and Dad who instilled in us a love of family. We thank you for the love and support you have given us throughout the years. We love you. Your Children

1: Our Family is a circle of strength and love. With every birth and every union, the circle grows. Every joy shared adds more love. Every crisis faced together makes the circle stronger. Author unknown

6: Walter Patrick O'Malley | Walter Patrick O'Malley | Patrick Joseph O'Malley | Bridget Campbell | Joseph O"Mslley | Nolan | Campbell | Heaney | Mary McGinty | Patrick McGinty | Catherine McIntyre | Michael McGinty | Winifred Patton | Thomas McIntyre | Mary McGinty | b July 6, 1925 Cleveland, Oh d July 25, 1994 Cleveland, Oh | b Aug. 1, 1891 Currrane, County Mayo d Mar. 9, 1938 Cleveland, Oh | b Dec. 2, 1896 Tonragee, County Mayo d Dec. 22, 1983 Cleveland, Oh | d. Nov. 7, 1949 Cleveland, Oh | d. Aug. 17, 1955 Cleveland, Oh

7: Virginia Ann Furda | Michael Furda | Theresa Lucas | Michael Furda | Anna Wahaly | John Lucas | Margaret Vranicar | b Dec. 7, 1927 Rankin, Pa | b. July 4, 1900 Trenton, NJ d Apr. 18, 1977 Cleveland, Oh | b Aug. 15, 1899 Rankin, Pa d Aug. 24, 1974 Cleveland, Oh | b Czechoslovakia d Rankin, Pa | b. Czechoslovakia d Rankin, Pa | b 1857 Yugoslavia d 1901 Rankin. Pa | b 1861 Yugoslavia d 1944 Cleveland, Oh

8: Great Grandmother Catherine McIntyre McGinty | Their children (from left to right) Uncle Michael, Aunt Celia McLaughlin, Uncle Martin, Uncle Patrick, Grandma O'Malley, Uncle Tony | Great Grandfather Patrick McGinty | Great Grandparents and Their Families

9: Our O'Malley Great Grandparents lived their entire lives in Ireland. There are no pictures. Great Grandmother Great Grandfather Bridget Campbell Patrick O'Malley O'Malley Their children: Joseph, Mary, Charles, Thomas, Walter, Patrick Only Charles and Walter came to the United States. Dad got to meet his Aunt Mary in Ireland before she died.

10: Great Grandparents and Their Families | Great Grandmother Margaret Vranicar Lucas | Their children (left to right) Grandma Theresa Furda, Mary Benkovich, John Lucas, Anna Plavan, Kathryn Haymaker | Great Grandfather John Lucas

11: There are no pictures of Great Grandmother Anna Wahaly Furda or Great Grandfather Michael Furda. Their children were Michael, Joseph, John, Anna Morosko and Betty Oravetz (Orris) | John Furda and Grandpa Michael Furda | Joe Furda and his children from Trenton, Jew Jersey

12: He was born Aug. 1, 1891 in Currane, County Mayo, Ireland. He left Ireland with his brother, Charlie, for the United States aboard the New York arriving Aug. 15, 1915 at Ellis Island. | Grandpa Walter P. O'Malley | Grandparents and Their Families | Grandma Mary McGinty O'Malley | She was born Dec. 2, 1896 in Tonragee, County Mayo, Ireland. She left Ireland aboard the St. Louis arriving at Ellis Island on June 7. 1915.

13: Pictured, Anna Franey, Charles O'Malley (behind), Grandpa O'Malley ad Grandma O'Malley | Grandpa and Grandma O'Malley met in Cleveland, Ohio. They were married in St. Ignatius Church on Sept. 22, 1918. They raised six children on Lawn Ave. in Cleveland, Ohio. Grandpa worked as a stationary fireman. He died in his sleep on Mar. 9, 1938. Grandma was left to raise the children on her own. She was a hard worker and did a wonderful job. She went to work at Cleveland Graphite Bronze (later Gould) until she retired. Grandma died on Dec. 22, 1983.

14: Grandparents and Their Families | Grandma O'Malley made her first trip back to Ireland in 1957. She was able to return one more time after that. | Uncle Chassie | Aunt Mary and Grandma

15: Uncle Chassie, Uncle Marty, Uncle Patrick, Dad Aunt Mary, Grandma O'Malley, Aunt Kathleen | August 1982

16: Grandparents and Their Families | Grandpa Michael Furda | Grandma Theresa Lucas Furda | He was born on July 5, 1900 in Trenton, New Jersey. | She was born on August 15, 1899 in Rankin, Pennsylvania.

17: Grandma Furda's first marriage produced her first daughter, Dorothy Berletic Compagnone. Later on she married Michael Furda and together they had three children. They raised their family in Rankin, Pennsylvania until 1944 when they moved to Cleveland, Ohio. Grandpa worked at NASA in Cleveland until his retirement. Grandma Furda worked at Hertner Electric until her retirement. Grandma is best remembered for her loving ways with all of her grandchildren. She called everyday when arriving home from work to make sure we were all well. She was a wonderful baker. Everything she made was out of this world. Grandma died on Aug. 24, 1974. Grandpa Furda died on April 18,1977.

18: Grandparents and Their Families | May, 1942 | Uncle Toto, Aunt Dorothy, Grandma, Grandpa | Grandma, Uncle Richard, Grandpa, Mom and Aunt Vivian | 1944

19: Aunt Dorothy, Mom, Grandma | about 1970 | 1968 | 1950 | Grandma at "Work"

20: Dad was born on July 6, 1925. He was the fifth child in a family of six. He grew up on Lawn Ave. in Cleveland, Ohio right beside St. Colman's where he attended grade school. His reputation of being like a cat with nine lives began in childhood. He had a ruptured appendix and survived a fall from a train trestle to tracks below where he fractured his skull. The greatest impact on his childhood was the loss of his Father at the age of twelve. | Dad

21: Dad joined the army at age 17 after altering his birth certificate. He became a paratrooper and served in France. He made many friends in the army that he remained in touch with for life. | Nov. 9, 1942 Dad walking to the terminal on his way to camp Atterberry. Dad was sworn in on Nov. 13.

22: Dad | Dad home on leave before going overseas

23: This is a letter from Dad's Grandmother (Catherine McIntyre McGinty) sent to him while she was visiting in Ireland. It was written in 1948. It shows the close relationship she had with Dad.

24: Mom was born on Dec. 7, 1927 in Rankin, Pennsylvania. She was the second child in a family of four children. Although her given name is Virginia she has always been called Jean by her family and friends. She was a good student and attended Rankin schools until her senior year when the family moved to Cleveland. She graduated from John Marshall High School in 1945. | St. Michael's Greek Orthodox Church in Rankin where Mom was baptized. | Mom

25: Mom and Aunt Dorothy | Grandma and Mom | Mom's First Communion

26: Mom and cousin Millie | Mom and Aunt Vivian

27: 1943 | Uncle Richard, Aunt Vivian, Mom, Aunt Dorothy

28: They Meet . . . | Grandma O'Malley moved to West 144th St. in Cleveland while Dad was in the service. Living across the street from her new house was the Furda family. When Dad returned home from the service he saw Mom outside teaching her brother to ride a bike. Dad went over and told her he would like to learn to ride a bike. That Saturday they had their first date - a bike ride to Edgewater Park.

29: They Marry . . . | On July 6, 1946, Mom and Dad were married in Cleveland, Ohio. They went to Lakeside for their honeymoon. Later, Grandma and Grandpa Furda held a reception for them at their house. | Mr. and Mrs. Walter O'Malley

32: _____ | Walter O'Malley Mary McGinty | ___ | ____________________________________________________________________________ | ___ | ___ | Patrick | Martin | ___ | Mary | ___ | Kathleen | Charles | ___ | ___ | Walter | _________________ | _______ | ________________________________________________________________________________________ | ____ | ____ | ____ | ____ | ____ | ____ | Karen Rae 12/17/47 | Nancy Jean 4/12/49 | JoAnne 12/26/50 | Kevin Walter 7/30/52 | Walter Patrick 8/14/54 | Mary Therese 4/2/56 | (1919-1983) | (1920- ) | (1922- ) | (1923- ) | (1932- ) | (1925-1994)

33: Michael Furda | _______ | Theresa Lucas | ___ | ___________________________________ | Virginia | ___ | Vivian | ___ | ___ | Richard | _______ | John Berletic | ___ | Dorothy | ____ | ____________________________________________________________________ | ____ | ____ | ____ | ____ | ____ | Virginia Ann 6/23/57 | Patrick Joseph 8/30/58 | Therese Kathleen 11/3/60 | Anne Marie 3/14/62 | Michael Charles 8/4/63 | (1927- ) | (1931- ) | (1937- ) | (1919-2009)

34: Growing up . . . | We all grew up in this house in Brooklyn, Ohio on West 62nd St.. We had many wonderful neighbors and friends.

36: Growing up . . .

38: Growing up . . .

40: Growing up . . .

42: Our Children and Grandchildren

44: Our Children and Grandchildren

46: Our Children and Grandchildren

48: Our Children and Grandchildren | Lynne

50: Our Children and Grandchildren

52: Our Children and Grandchildren

54: Our Children and Grandchildren

56: Our Children and Grandchildren

58: Memories . . . | Put-in-Bay | Sleepovers | Father O'Malley | Mom's 80th Birthday Surprise

59: Ireland | Cakes with a story . . . | Mom and Dad's 40th Anniversary | Dad's Retirement | Brushwood

60: Out of high school Mom got a job at NASA because of her math abilities. Once all of the eleven children were in school, she went back to school to learn keypunch. That knowledge led to a job at Blue Cross until she retired. Dad went through a plastering apprenticeship when he got out of the service. As the demand for plastering decreased, Dad did whatever job he could to support us. He eventually got a job for Cuyahoga County as a plasterer. He was a perfectionist at his work. He remained with the County until his retirement. | Mom at Blue Cross | Dad on the stairs of the County Courthouse | Mom and Dad's Retirement

61: Mom and Dad bought a home in Florida in 1989 for their retirement. They spent six months of the winter there each year. Mom continues to do that.

62: Over the years, Mom and Dad had many wonderful vacations as they traveled around the country to the Airborne Reunions that meant so much to Dad. | Atlanta 1984 | Portland 1988 | Las Vegas 1985 | Niagara 1991 | Las Vegas 1985

63: 1993 50th Airborne Anniversary Louisville | 1998 Mom lighting a candle in memory of Dad and others that had died. | Denver 1992 | Louisville 1993

64: We spent over 25 years celebrating Thanksgiving together as our family grew. | Holidays Together

65: Christmas Eve is a holiday we still celebrate together.

66: The 4th of July was Dad's favorite get-together. He loved when we were all together. We always had a cake to celebrate Dad's birthday. The grandchildren participated in races and ended the celebration with sparklers. | Fourth of July

68: Through the Years

69: We spent our last family picnic together on July 10, 1994. Dad just wanted one more cookout with us. | Dad died surrounded by the family he loved on July 25, 1994.

70: O'Malley Family Reunion June 12, 2011

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