Joseph L. Joe Malobicky 1926-2002 Obituary

Joseph L. Joe Malobicky 1926-2002 Obituary

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Joseph L. “Joe” Malobicky, 76, a resident of 1722 S. Davis Ave., Elkins, and a recent resident of Colonial Place, passed away at 4:11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002, in Davis Memorial Hospital emergency department.

He was born March 14, 1926, at Blairsville, Pa., a son of the late Stefan and Pauline Malobicky.

On June 16, 1951, at Tarentum, Pa., he married Helen H. Hrebicek, who survives in Elkins.

Also surviving are one daughter, Denise M. Malobicky, Elkins; three sisters, Mary Johnson, Pauline Malobicky and Nancy Cashell, all of Pennsylvania; one brother, Leo of Pennsylvania; and many dear friends.

Mr. Malobicky was a veteran of the U.S. Army and upon his honorable discharge, he began a career in construction.

He worked as superintendent with construction projects in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

In the early 1960s he began working in Elkins as superintendent with the Bess Construction Company.

Projects included Benedum Hall and dormitories at Davis & Elkins College, and Citizens National Bank.

He was superintendent for the building of the Memorial General Hospital and moved his family to Elkins in 1965.

He also served on the Elkins Sanitation Board from the mid-1960s until the mid-1970s.

In 1967, he formed Malobicky Construction along with partner and friend James E. Wallace. Among the structures built in Randolph, Tucker, Pocahontas and Barbour counties were the Elkins Water Reservoir, C&P Telephone building, Elkins-randolph County Library, the addition to Citizens National Bank, the Chapel and Presidents’ Home at Davis & Elkins College, the Inter-mountain building, the Rockefeller Home in Pocahontas County, St. John’s Chapel and the Bishop Hodges Center in Huttonsville and multiple projects for Kelly Foundry, Kingsford Charcoal and Concast companies.

He was well known for his concrete work and introduced exposed aggregate on the D&E Chapel Plaza. After retiring in the late 1980s he served as clerk of the works for the library at Davis & Elkins College and other numerous projects in Randolph County.

He was a member of St. Brendan Catholic Church and St. John’s Chapel at Huttonsville.

He was a member of BPOE Lodge No. 1135, the Jednota Slovak Society and the American Legion.

He was an avid sports fan of football and baseball, enjoyed golfing and was an avid card player. He enjoyed gardening, especially tomatoes.

At the request of the deceased, his remains were cremated.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Chapel, Huttonsville, W.Va. 26273, or to the Randolph County Humane Society, PO Box 785, Elkins, W.Va. 26241.

Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements.

Joseph L. Joe Malobicky 1926-2002 Obituary

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