Faud Nick Maloley, 92, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012, at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington.
Faud was born May 7, 1920, on the family farm six miles east of Lexington, Nebraska to George M. and Mary M. (Malooley). He attended school at District #17 and helped on the farm until he was drafted in the United States Army on January 10, 1942. He went to Basic Training at Fort Laramie, Wyoming. While in Basic Training he trained truck drivers and was then sent to Tucson, Arizona and then shipped overseas to England. Faud was honorably discharged on November 23, 1945. Upon his release from military service he returned to the States and farmed for two years.
He met the love of his life, Wanda Maalouli in Lebanon. They were married March 25, 1950, in Damascus, Syria. The couple returned to Nebraska where Faud farmed until 1953, when they moved to Oconto and owned and operated M & L Department Store until 1956. They then returned to the family farm where he farmed with his brothers.
Faud was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather (Gido) and great-grandfather. He had a heart of gold and never knew a stranger. He loved gardening, playing pitch, playing his harmonica, folding napkins, feeding birds and squirrels.
Faud was a faithful member of St George Orthodox Church in Kearney and the VFW.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years: Wanda Maloley of Lexington, NE; children, Jim Maloley of Lexington, NE; Josie (Greg) Awtry of York, NE; and Jan (Dave) Bendler of Elwood, NE; eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Shibble Maloley of Lexington, NE; Nimer (Margo) Maloley of Kearney, NE; John (Mary) Maloley of Lexington, NE; Joe (Linda) Maloley of Lexington, NE; sisters, Sadie Malooley of Spring Valley, IL, and Victoria Salem of Kearney, NE. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Faud was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jason; brothers, Zickie, Andy and Toffie; sisters, Leenda Liakos and Esther Maloley.
Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington, Nebraska with Father Christopher Morris officiating.
Visitation will be Monday, October 1, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. with Trisagion Service to follow a 7:00, all at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
Burial with Military Honors will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Kearney, Lexington Volunteer Fire Department or the Donor’s Choice.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Please forward online condolences to the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.