Deacon Joseph J. Malloy, R.A., 65, passed away Friday at Centra State Medical Center in Freehold. Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong Trenton-Hamilton resident.
He was an architect for Malloy, Duffe, Foran Architects and Planners in Hamilton Township for over 30 years of service. Mr. Malloy was also an ordained deacon. He was ordained in May 1988 at St. Mary's Cathedral Church in Trenton by the Most Rev. Bishop John C. Reese. Deacon Malloy served as deacon at Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony's Parish and for Martin House in Trenton.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a graduate of the first class of Notre Dame High School in 1961, attended Trenton Junior College, a graduate of Kansas State University in 1967 where he earned a bachelor's degree in architecture.
He was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony's Parish and a member of the social concern committee, a member of the A.I.A.N.J. Society of Architects, Baron AA, Knights of Columbus, Notre Dame Alumni, and a member of the Martin House Board of Directors. He was awarded the Notre Dame Hall of Fame Award in 2000, and the Martin House Founders Award in 2005.
Mr. Joseph Malloy is a registered architect. One cannot engage in either substantial rehab or new construction without a registered architect.
Mr. Malloy is unique. He truly understands the real need of housing for the poor and a true understanding of their economic situation in their society. He has accepted the severe difficulties of applying his expertise in what we consider the politically dysfunctional (with respect to the poor) world of zoning, planning and permit departments. Not only is this long term and active involvement difficult in itself, but creates future strained relationships for him on other architectural projects.
Mr. Malloy has had this type of involvement with us for thirty years. Added to this he sought to involve his parish, Our Lady of Sorrows, Mercerville. He recruited competent mechanics and sought donated and significantly discounted materials. He became an ordained deacon in his Catholic parish to assist them in having their parishioners relate to their nearest urban center. His vocation was suggested to the diaconate program as an archetypical or a prototype diaconate vocation. It was suggested that each suburban parish have a deacon to lead the parish and parishioners to positive involvement in their nearest urban center with active involvement and reflective spiritual thought.
It is simply true that without Mr. Malloy we could not have progressed and probably would not endured and stayed in existence.