Kathy Malone

Savannah: Age 73, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2018, of cancer at the Wayne County Nursing Home while also under the hospice services program of Lifetime Care. Kathy was born on January 16, 1945, and grew up in Albany, NY.


Kathy received her BA Degree in English from SUNY Potsdam in 1967.  Following her graduation, she married her college sweetheart, Neil Malone and settled into his hometown of Savannah, NY. where she taught English for 7 years at Savannah Central School. Kathy then ended her teaching career to raise her children full time and manage the books for the family farm.


Kathy spent a number of years on the Clyde Savannah school board and served in a variety of capacities up to and including Board President. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an educator’s society, and was very active in the community. She also found time to write poetry, read, play bridge with her girlfriends and take precious photos of her family and friends we now cherish in dozens of albums she thoughtfully composed. Kathy was an avid gardener as revealed by the magnificent flower beds that lit up the face of her home each spring and summer.


Following the sale of the family farm to the State of New York in 2006, Kathy and her husband, Neil spent the next nine years wintering in their Caribbean island home in Roatan, Honduras. They spent many sun-drenched days and evenings relaxing by the pool, taking walks on the beach together and sharing stories with valued friends.  Kathy had the gift of gab, engaging a room with her well-chosen words, and filling it with laughter. 


Kathy is survived by her son Raymer (Lauren) Malone, daughter Jessica (Darren) DeVito; grandchildren Abigail Malone and Jason Neil Malone; brother-in-law Steve (Sandi Tucker) Malone, devoted sister-in-law Kathy Daniels, and brother John Daniels; nephews Darrell (Jackie) Foster and Brian (Joann) Daniels and Allen Daniels; nieces Holly Foster and Lisa Daniels; and grandnieces Mariah Foster and Annie and Erin Fishell.


Kathy was predeceased in death by her husband Neil, her parents, Jack and Louise Daniels, her sisters-in-law, Sandra (Earl Terry) Pottorff and Terri (Steve) Malone, and her dear brother, Lincoln (Kathy) Daniels as well as several beloved aunts and uncles.


A Funeral Service in memory of Kathy will be held at 11:00a.m, Saturday, January 5th at The Congregational Church of Savannah, 1592 North Main Street, Savannah, NY. In lieu of flowers or gifts, contributions may be made in her memory to either ​the Cancer Research Institute,​ ​55 Broadway Suite 1802 New York, NY 10006       www.cancerresearch.org​, or to The Congregational Church of Savannah. Condolences may be expressed online at www.hsnorton.com