John C. Malloy, 1936 – 2008

As Artistic Director and also director of O2B2’s first two productions, it’s my sad duty to report that John Malloy, who played “John” in Six Characters in Search of an Author and shared the role of “Capitano” in A Company of Wayward Saints (his last onstage role) has passed on after suffering from the long-term effects of lung disease. His obituary, published in the Capital Gazette, follows.

John, a gentleman in every sense of the word, was a pleasure to work with and I am terribly sorry for of his loss. My company and I extend our deep condolences to his wife Nancy and his family.

Betsy Marks Delaney


John Charles Malloy, 71, of Bowie for 15 years and previously of Virginia, died June 29 in his home.

Mr. Malloy was born Aug. 21, 1936, in Pittsburgh. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from New York University.

He worked for the Society of the Plastics Industry for over 20 years as an association manger in New York and Washington, D.C.

He served in the Air Force.

Mr. Malloy was a board member and acted and assisted backstage at Colonial Players, Bowie Community Theater and Prince George’s Little Theater.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Nancy Malloy; one son, John W. Malloy of New Jersey; two daughters, Susan Tarsi of Pennsylvania and Lori Robertson of Bowie; two sisters, Margaret Rodgers of Oregon and Martha Denevan of California; and four grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. July 13 in Bowie. [Details are available upon request.] Interment will be private. Arrangements are by Evans Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 11350 McCormick Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031; English Setter Association of America, 551 Bohemia Church Road, Warwick, MD 21912; or to the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, 15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054.