Patrick Andrew Maloney

Patrick Andrew Maloney of Friendswood, Texas went home to be with the Lord on March 21, 2021.  He was born on April 22, 1935 in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania to Francis and Marguerite Maloney of Blakely, Pennsylvania and raised in Newark, New Jersey. He was the oldest of 6 children. After graduating high school at the age of 17, Pat joined the U S Navy and served during the Korean War on the USS Randolph, the USS Intrepid, and the USS Coral Sea.

Upon his Honorable Discharge from the Navy, Pat began an exciting and fulfilling career with Bendix Field Engineering (which later became Allied Signal and then Honeywell).  Pat travelled the world for his employer during the infancy of the space program, working at radar installations and NASA satellite tracking stations in Greenland, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, and Madagascar. While in Chile he met and married Sonia Toro. They had three children: Colleen, Patrick, and Sean.   Upon completing his assignment for NASA, Pat was relocated to Saudi Arabia, contracted to the Saudi Navy Expansion Program. During the ten years he resided there, he met and married Catherine Hureau. They had a daughter, Kathleen.  Pat received the last assignment of his career in 1983, at which time he relocated to Houston and worked as part of the WSTF team. Here he met and married Ronda McGaughey. He retired in 1994 after 37 years with the firm.

Pat is pre-deceased by his mother and father, brothers Francis and Joseph, sister Maureen and grandson, Aaron.  Pat is survived by his wife, Ronda; brothers William and Warren; his children: Colleen (Andrew) Janiw, Patrick (Cacinda) Maloney, Sean Maloney, and Kathleen Maloney; his stepchildren Robert (Melissa) McGaughey, Matthew (Melissa) McGaughey, Amy (J.T.) Proctor; and 10 grandchildren: Alexandra Janiw, Kyrstin (William) Ezzell, Diego Maloney, Tracey Proctor, Peter Janiw, Christian Maloney, William McGaughey, Jonah Proctor, Madison McGaughey, and Nathaniel McGaughey.

Pat loved God, family, country and his many friends. He enjoyed serving at Grace Church, being with friends, working hard and doing a job well, reading, traveling and telling stories about the places he’d been and the people he met.  Pat took great pride and interest in the accomplishments of his family and friends, always inquisitive regarding the circumstances of a milestone and present with a congratulatory comment.  He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

His memorial service will be on April 23rd,10am, Grace Church, 14505 Gulf Freeway, Houston, Texas. You may join the zoom link at the following link:

Meeting ID: 879 789 7325

Passcode: Maloney

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to Wounded Warriors Project Star of Hope or Grace Church Outreach Fund


  1. I feel very honored to have known Pat for over 30 years. He always talked about how much Ronda was keeping him on track when he needed a dietary change, how he loved going to the YMCA and of course his children. He would break it down to me of what they were all up to and he LOVED to talk about his grandchildren. His love for the Lord went without saying. Grace Church was his home. You will be greatly missed my friend, until we meet again.
    Your faithful hairstylist,

  2. Pat was a very sweet man. We loved to talk about his travels and current events. He was always interested what was going on in you life.
    He and Rhonda were a adorable couple and loved by all.
    My deepest sympathies go out to dear Rhonda and pray that Jesus will comfort her in the following days ahead.
    Time does Heal with Baby steps. Rejusting your life is hard.
    When your a couple you have your routine and your daily event. But it all changes and like I said it take baby steps to readjust your life but you’ll find in time when you will think of happy memories and rejoice that he’s in heaven celebrating with Jesus.🙏🙏🙏

    Lucille Wilbur
  3. A beautiful tribute to someone who has done so much. My sincerest condolences to all of the family. Losing a loved one is hard and leaves a hole in your life. Time does heal and I hope that the memories everyone has helps the healing process.

    My thoughts are with all and I hope that everyone finds solace in their memories of Pat – husband, father, brother, grandfather.


    Elizabeth Longendyck
  4. So sad to see our dear friend go. We knew him in Chile in the 60s and became close friends with him and his Chilean family until now. Rest In Peace Pat, we will miss you.

    Monica and John Sullivan

    Monica Sullivan
  5. It was an honor meeting Pat at Grace Church in our Bible study class. I enjoyed hearing his Navy stories. My son was also in the Navy and Pat always asked questions and took an interest in hearing about him. Pat gave me good advice concerning my son and his story gives me hope for my son’s future story. You will be missed Pat. Praying peace and comfort over Rhonda and the rest of Pat’s family.

    Rae Avinger
  6. Papa Pat as he was known in the family always had a kind word to share. He was a caring and kind man, husband, father and grandfather. He always drew a smile with his colorful stories and antics. He will be missed..

    Patricia McGaughey

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