Maloney, John E.Died
Jesuit Brother John E. Maloney died Sept. 13, 2012, at the Saint Ignatius Jesuit Community residence in San Francisco. He was 77 years old. Born in Oakland, Calif., on April 10, 1935, Br. Maloney entered the Society of Jesus at Sacred Heart Novitiate in Los Gatos, Calif., on March 20, 1955. He pronounced final vows on Aug. 15, 1965, at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.
After graduating from St. Elizabeth’s High School in Oakland in 1954, Br. Maloney decided to follow in the footsteps of his cousin, Bob Maloney, and applied to the Society. Br. Maloney began his postulancy at Los Gatos in September 1954, becoming a novice the following March. Subsequently, he was assigned as an assistant cook at Sacred Heart Novitiate. He studied kitchen management, meat cutting, and baking as part of the Brothers’ Juniorate Program at Milford Novitiate, in Milford, Ohio. Returning to Los Gatos as a buyer and kitchen manager, he was then assigned to the University of San Francisco in a similar position. Br. Maloney also worked in the food service at both Loyola High School and at Manresa Retreat House in Azusa, Calif. In 1969, he became the Director of the Jesuit Seminary Association. Living at USF, he commuted daily to the downtown JSA office in San Francisco. At the same time, he cared for the ailing Director, Father John Preston. Br. Maloney remained in the JSA office until 1996, and was then assigned to the Saint Ignatius College Prep community.
Br. Maloney served the Saint Ignatius community for the last sixteen years of his life, first as subminister and guestmaster until 2004 and next as community sacristan. Br. Maloney was legally blind, but performed his duties well.