Edward James Mallon, 85, passed away peacefully at his home in Longwood, Florida on April 27, 2010 after a lengthy illness. He leaves behind his wife of 39 years, Dorothy “Dot” Sliker.
Ed was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 1, 1925 to James and Estella Mallon. After school Ed joined the Navy where he was assigned as a Seabee. After serving his time in the Navy, he came back home and went to Malvern Prep School. He was active on the swim team as well as the football team.
After leaving school he went to work at Minneapolis Honeywell and married Cecelia Echost in 1949 and to this union there were born four children; Cynthia, Eddie, Scott and Mary. Ed worked on various missile projects, which took him from Cape Cod, Mass. to California. He then moved the family to Moab in 1965 to work at the White Sands Missile Range in Green River, Utah until 1969. He and Cecelia then divorced and he moved to Sanford, Fla. and went to work for General Dynamics, where he stayed employed until he retired.
He met Dorothy while on a bowling team and they married in February of 1971. Though they had no children together, Dot’s two daughters Judy and Roxie became part of his new life. Ed loved life and in his earlier days enjoyed fishing, bowling and golfing and was always the life of the party.
Ed is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Longwood, Fla.; ex-wife, Cecelia Keller, Moab; daughters, Cynthia (Robert) Daye, Moab, and Mary (Craig) Nelson, Moab,; sons, Eddie Mallon, Selingsgrove, Pa., and Scott (Yvette) Mallon, Moab; brother, George (Kathleen) Mallon, Philadelphia, Pa.; step-daughter, Judy Seigler, McCormick, S.C., grandchildren, Derrick Daye, Brittany Redd, Nick Nelson, Justin Nelson, Jesse Mallon; step-grandchildren, B.J. Austin, Donnie Austin, Riley Romines, Troy Seigler and Travis Seigler; along with several great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Estella Mallon, siblings, Stella Dean, Joey Mallon, and Mary Mallon, and step-daughter Roxie Christian.
A small family service was held in Longwood, Fla. in celebration of his life.