Saturday, 15 June 2024

Robert Malley

Bob Malley. Courtesy photo.

Robert Charles Malley Sr., age 74, passed away on May 10, 2024, at his home in Carter County, Tennessee.

He was born in San Francisco, California, on April 25, 1950, and attended parochial schools in the city until his family moved to Clearlake Highlands.

In 1968, Bob graduated from Lower Lake High School where he lettered in varsity football and baseball. He was also an active member of the French Club.

Bob often commented that his high school class in San Francisco had more students in it than all of the grades put together at Lower Lake High School. He said it wasn’t initially an easy transition, but he acclimated to the rural lifestyle that he grew to love.

Bob attended Solano Junior College, Yuba College and Santa Rosa Junior College, graduating with an associates degree in law enforcement. He also graduated from the police academy.

Bob held several positions in the Lake County Sheriff’s Office before retiring as a deputy due to a work-related disability. He went on to own a small business, become an assistant manager at Mendo Mill and manage the former water park, Outrageous Waters.

Bob has always believed that his greatest achievement was the years he spent in public service. This includes his time with the sheriff’s office, eight years on the Clearlake City Council with four years as the mayor and his many years representing the city of Clearlake on the Lake County Planning Commission.

Bob was honored to serve the people in his community in a variety of capacities.

In his spare time, he enjoyed his annual golf trip to Laughlin, Nevada, camping, RV travel and watching the Food Network on TV.

At the start of their retirement, Bob and his wife, Debi, enjoyed an epic six-and-a-half-month RV trip to visit friends and family, see the sights and find their retirement home.

Bob was a kind man with an easy smile. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to all those who loved him.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Debi Malley; his children, Bob Malley Jr. (Dianna), Gina Malley-Guevarra (Rhoel), Katelynn Meade-Malley and Jeremy Meade-Malley; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Tim Malley (Leslie) and Tom Malley (Susan); and several nieces and nephews.

Bob was predeceased by his parents, Thomas C. Malley and Lelia Bouscaren Malley, and his brother, Richard Malley.

There will be a celebration honoring Bob on Saturday, June 15, at 2 p.m. at the Clearlake Senior Center, 3245 Bowers Ave. Feel free to dress in Hawaiian casual, Bob’s favorite attire.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to any charity that supports law enforcement and/or the families of fallen officers, including the California Peace Officers Memorial Foundation, Children of Fallen Officers or C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors).

Upcoming Calendar

06.15.2024 8:00 am - 06.16.2024 1:00 am
Middletown Days
06.15.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
06.15.2024 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Middletown Art Center exhibit opening
Father's Day
06.16.2024 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Middletown Days
06.16.2024 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Moose Lodge Father’s Day breakfast
06.18.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at Library Park
06.19.2024 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Free veterans dinner
06.22.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile

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