James "Leo" Maley, 86, of Lincoln Avenue, Salamanca, N.Y., died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at his home following a long illness.
Born on Jan. 30, 1927, in Salamanca, N.Y., he was the son of the late James and Rebecca Whalen Maley. He was married on May 28, 1988, to the former Deborah Kosinski, who survives.
Mr. Maley was a graduate of St. Patrick's Parochial School class of 1940 and Salamanca High School class of 1944.
James “Leo” Maley
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a corporal in the 13th engineer battalion of 7th infantry division during World War II. He also served in the Occupation Army in 1946.
Mr. Maley was employed for Bob's Texaco, LB Hartman's Inc., O'Laughlin Cadillac, Casey Cole Chevrolet in Bradford, Pa., and he retired from Ed Shults Chevrolet in Jamestown, N.Y.
He was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish, Holy Cross Athletic Club, and the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post 535. He was active in vintage automobile activities, a former member of Antique Automobile Club of America, Sports Car Club of America, British Automobile Racing Club of England, and Royal Automobile Club of England.
Surviving besides his wife is a stepson, Brian (Kristina) Emborsky, Great Valley, N.Y.; three stepdaughters: Amy (Greg) Wujastyk, Great Valley, N.Y., and Renee and Patti; three grandchildren: Nyles Panus, Ryden Wujastyk and Kyren Wujastyk, all of Great Valley, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
He predeceased by a sister, Agnes Maley; and two brothers: Robert Maley and Edward Maley.
Friends may call at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca, N.Y., on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
A prayer service will be held on Saturday afternoon, March 17, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. in Our Lady of Peace Parish with the Rev. Patrick Melfi, pastor, as celebrant.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Salamanca, N.Y..
Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post 535 and Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post 5296.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to HomeCare & Hospice, 1226 West State St., Olean, NY 14760; or the Salamanca Public Library.
E-condolences can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, or posted to facebook.com/onofh.