James B. "Mally" Mallison

James B. "Mally" Mallison, 84, of 162 S. Paul Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at his residence. He was born June 9, 1929, in St. Marys, son of the late Bernard "Barney" and Florence Geeck Mallison. On Aug. 24, 1957, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Mary R. Reuscher, and she survives. Mr. Mallison was a lifelong resident of the area; a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1947; a graduate of Fordham University, Class of 1951; and received his master's degree from Penn State. He was a former teacher at Elk County Catholic High School and retired from the Keystone Carbon Co. He was a member of the St. Mary's Church, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, was an avid tennis player and basketball player, and was an avid duplicate bridge player. He was a member of the K of C and was a founding member of the St. Marys Book Club. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Barbara M. Zellers and her husband Toby of Damascus, Md. and Catherine M. Little and her husband Larry of Falls Church, Va.; two sons, Gregory R. Mallison and his wife Lori of Doylestown and Thomas M. Mallison and his wife Ann of State College; nine grandchildren; and by a brother, Dr. Robert Mallison of Los Gatos, Calif. A Mass of Christian Burial for James B. "Mally" Mallison will be celebrated in the St. Mary's Church on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas More Sikora OSB, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. Memorials, if desired, can be made to the St. Mary's Church, 325 Church St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857 or to the Elk County Catholic School System, 600 Maurus St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857. Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.