Emily Kacal Maloch

Emily Kacal Maloch passed away peacefully in the late-night hours of November 28, 2021.  She was 87.

Emily was widowed in 2003 when she lost her loving husband, the dashing Fred Maloch.  She leaves to mourn her passing three children, including Cynthia “Cindy” Leinart and husband, Dr. Bill Leinart, and son Dr. Frederick “Rick” Maloch, and wife Suzanne. Her loving grandchildren Matt and Amy Leinart and Jack Maloch will forever miss their dear Granny, who truly perfected the craft of being the consummate Grandmother.

Emily was born in El Campo, Texas, to Adolph Kacal and Marie Naiser Kacal.  She had four siblings who predeceased her:  George Kacal, Clara Kacal Jefferson, Lily Kacal Hawes, and Martha Kacal Triska.

Up until a few years ago, Emily enjoyed an active, happy, spiritual, and social life in Texas City.  A devout Catholic, she was a member of St. Mary’s of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church, the St. Thomas Altar Group, and the Katolicka Jednota Zen Texaskych (KJZT), a society of Czech Catholic Women in Texas founded in 1894.

A true southern lady, Emily always looked as beautiful on the outside as she was inside.  She loved to travel, dance, shop (especially at Chico’s!), play bridge with her lady friends, and have fun.  Emily had many wonderful traits but perhaps was best known for her cooking and baking.  She was always happy to whip up a batch of cookies, and her cakes and pies were legendary.

Emily’s family and friends, including Robert Webb, will remember her always and miss the beauty and grace that she embodied.

After a private funeral, Emily will be interned at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery.

In place of customary remembrances, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to St. Mary’s of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church, 604 9th Avenue N., Texas City, TX 77590, or the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are under the care of James Crowder Funeral Home, La Marque.



  1. To the best granny in the world! You will always be my granny and like you always said “stay sweet” and “be good”.

  2. You have my deepest sympathy. She was as sweet as Coach Maloch.

    Judy Weeks Wagner
  3. I have many wonderful memories of both Aunt Emily and her late husband, Uncle Freddie. She was a loving sister to my mother, Clara. Aunt Emily was indeed a dear aunt too. I like to think she and her siblings along with Grandma are having lively, heavenly conversations in Czech!

    Shirley Cotton
  4. I am so sorry for your loss. Emily was a very good friend of my mother, Edna Hasserd. Emily and mother were in many pictures when attending the KJZT events.
    She was a very pretty and sweet lady and will be missed by so many.

    Cecilia Patterson

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