Richard "Dick" Malloy, 68, of Fort Dodge passed away July 19, 2012 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.
A private family burial will be held at North Lawn Cemetery. Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home is serving the family.
Dick is survived by his wife, Sandy; son, Richard "Joe" (Julie) Malloy of Idaho Falls, ID; grandchildren, Jill, Jacqueline, and Richard "Jesse" Malloy; great-grandson, Raiken Smith all of Idaho Falls, ID; sister, Virginia (Claire) Rojohn of North Palm Beach, FL and longtime friend and cousin, Alan (Jan) Price ofGassville, AK. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Ruth (Wright) Malloy.
Dick was born September 27, 1943 in Des Moines to Richard and Ruth Malloy. At an early age, he moved to Fort Dodge with his parents and graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High in 1961. Dick then served six years in the Air National Guard as a Teletype Repairmen. After his honorable discharge, he attended and graduated from Iowa Central Community College and Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport. On February 26, 1965 he was united in marriage to Sandra Hennings. Dick then established his Chiropractic practices in Farmington, Gowrie, and Fort Dodge. Dick's curiosity and varied interests had moved him to other accomplishments. He was a musician and played lead guitar with his band "Dale & the Devonaires", which was one of Iowa's Top Ten Bands in the 1960's. Dick's song, "Never Be Free", which he wrote, was one of the band's records in the late 1960's. He also received his Master's Degree in English from Iowa State University and taught English at local colleges. Dick's interest in the language arts spurred him to write short stories and poetry, many which received publication. He also maintained a successful gunsmithing business. In the more recent years, Dick was still playing his guitar and studying Jazz Theory.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.