Gerald Maley, age 92, passed away peacefully on Nov. 2, 2022.
Gerry was born on May 23, 1930, in Batavia, the son of the late John and Helena Lippold Maley. Following his 1948 high school graduation, he played professional baseball for teams in Batavia and Olean, N.Y. He was inducted into the Batavia High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. Following Gerry’s baseball career, he served in the United States Army during the Korean War. When he returned to civilian life, he worked as a lineman and switchman for Niagara Mohawk for 37 years.
He was very community minded and an active member of the American Legion, Batavia Lion’s Club, Niagara Mohawk Pensioners Club, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and a longtime usher at St. Mary’s Church. He also served as Vice President and Director of the Batavia Clippers and Muckdogs Baseball Clubs.
Gerry is preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Dorothy; his parents, John and Helena Maley; brother, Edward Maley; and sister, Regina Perkowski.
Gerry is survived by his children, Barbara (Penn) Pixley, Douglas (Sharon) Maley, William Maley and Janice Maley; grandchildren Brian (Meghan) Pixley, Jennifer (Anthony) Ortiz, Juliana (Joseph) Chahine, Alexandria (Joshua) Muller, Victoria (Eric) Wing and Daniel Maley; great-grandchildren, Caroline, Luke, Cole and Madelyn Pixley, Arthur Ortiz and Elias Chahine; sister, Donna (Jim) West; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Friends are invited to call on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, from 4-8 p.m. at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. Prayers will be recited at 9 a.m. at the Funeral Home followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s), 18 Ellicott St. in Batavia. Gerry will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Resurrection Parish, 303 E. Main St. in Batavia. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.