August 12, 1959 - October 8, 2021
Paul Joseph O'Malley, beloved husband, loving father and grandfather, passed away at his home on October 8, 2021 at the age of 62. He was born August 12, 1959 to the late William O'Malley and Edna (Nowakowski) O'Malley in Scranton. Paul is a high school graduate of West Scranton High School, during which his extracurricular activities included playing on the football team, playing the clarinet in the band, and working as a caddy at the elite Scranton Golf Club. In 1982, Paul graduated from Marywood College in Scranton, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in visual arts and a minor in psychology. Beyond his college education Paul engaged in a number of computer training courses at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and other specified instructional classes directly related to software and techniques used in his professional career. Paul was a regular attendee and later became a member of Open Door Christian Fellowship Church, Buckhorn. As a creative thinker, designer, illustrator, copywriter, innovator, problem solver, and visionary, Paul put these myriad of skills pursuing a lifelong career in advertising, marketing, communication, and development for companies such as Keystone Automotive Incorporated, Exeter, Don Bennett Advertising, Plains, Schmid Advertising, Bloomsburg, Sargent Art, Hazleton, Creative Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Diamond Auto Glass, Kingston, Astriva, LLC, Wilkes Barre, Diversified Packaging, Mountain Top, and most recently, Kee Equipment, Orangeville. In addition to his professional career, Paul felt it important to utilize his creative talents by serving his community. These included designing and creating the original interactive coalmine display in the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum and building a commissioned hands-on educational sculpture held in the entrance lobby of the Central Columbia Elementary School. Paul also designed the layout of the original Kidsburg playground in the Bloomsburg Town Park. His creative innovations continued as an attendee of Wesley United Methodist Church when he designed the beautiful stained-glass picture of the nativity scene in its sanctuary as well as painting ceiling to floor sized banners for the annual Easter Sunday worship. Paul was integral in his involvement in the startup of AGAPE: Love From Above To Our Community organization and the organization of JourneyMate Ministries Wesleyan Church when the church purchased its present location in Lightstreet. His notable professional accomplishments include annual awards for design and advertising creativity since 1986. These included numerous regional ADDY, as well as a nationally recognized Creativity Certificate Award in 1989. Paul was supportive and active in a variety of charitable, church related, and nonprofit organizations and activities. These included serving on the Board of Directors for the Bloomsburg Area YMCA and JourneyMate Ministries, involved in the building of the Kidsburg Playground, Bloomsburg Children’s Museum, Your Loving Choices, We the People of Columbia County, and World Vision. Paul was dearly loved, greatly admired, well respected, and will be profoundly missed. We are truly joyful that he is home with God, his creator, and the Lord Jesus Christ. Paul is survived by his wife, Kimberly A. Nearhoof O'Malley; his daughters, Megan O'Malley, Kayle Cobb and husband Skylar, Kate O'Malley and husband Patrick Yorks, his three adorable grandchildren; Elliotte Cobb, Drexel Cobb and Declan Yorks, a sister, Judith Rhue and husband Tom, and a brother Mark O'Malley and wife Kathy. The family wishes to thank their family in Christ, Open Door Christian Fellowship, for their love and support during this difficult time. They also extend heartfelt gratitude and thanks to Kimberly's sister, Nicole Nearhoof, whose selflessness and dedication at the family's time of greatest need will never be forgotten. Additional thanks to the staff, nurses, and doctors of Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital for their exceptional professionalism and quality of care, and to Allen Funeral Home for both services provided and continued empathy. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm at Shiloh Bible Church, 123 Church St. Bloomsburg. Paul's Celebration of Life Service will follow at 1:00 pm with Pastor Peter Albrecht, officiating. The family respectfully requests that masks be worn as appropriate. Disposable masks and hand sanitizer will be provided at the door for those in need. The Allen Funeral Home, Inc., 745 Market at Eighth Streets, Bloomsburg is honored to be serving the O'Malley family. Memorial contributions in Paul's name are suggested to: Open Door Christian Fellowship Church, 291 Mall Blvd., Bloomsburg, PA 17815, The Bloomsburg Children's Museum, 2 West 7th St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815, AGAPE: Love From Above To Our Community, 19 East Seventh St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815 or Your Loving Choices, 904 Market St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815.
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