Charles O’Malley

Charles O’Malley, Olyphant, passed away Wednesday in the Geisinger Community Medical Center surrounded by his family after an illness.  His beloved wife of 49 years is the former Patricia Sullivan.

Born 1949 in Scranton,  he was the son of the late Joseph and Lucille Walsh O’Malley. Charles was a 1967 graduate of South Catholic High School. Prior to his retirement He was the national organizer and UA president for the pipe-fitters and plumbers local 524. He was a member of Holy Cross parish, Olyphant.

Surviving are daughters Katie Gnall and husband Brian, Jennifer Barrett and husband Daniel and Colleen Evans and husband Robert;  sister Lucille Zapotochny and brother in law Ed Langan. Grandchildren; Aidan, Charley, Colin, Delaney, Karsyn, Caoimhe, Macklin and Bodie, and numerous family and close friends. 

He was preceded in death by a sister Roseann Langan and brother in law Ted Zapotochny. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30am in the Holy Cross Parish 200 Delaware Ave. Olyphant by Rev. Scott Sterowski, pastor.

Friends may call Saturday morning at Holy Cross Parish 9am until 10:30 with mass immediately following.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions be made to St. Joseph’s Center 2010 Adams Ave. Scranton, PA 18509


  1. Mariann Moran

    Patty and family so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. Please know my thoughts are with you. May he R.I.P.

  2. Bob Piacine Retired Bus.Rep

    I am very sad to hear of the passing of Charlie.I knew Charlie from my time serving as Business Rep for Local 524 and always thought highly of him as a good man,and a good UNION MAN.Anyone whoever worked for him when he was a foreman had nothing to say but good about him.Whenever we sent men to a job he was running the men were ALWAYS HAPPY to go as they knew they would be treated fairly and on the job. There was never any problem getting men to go on a job that Charlie was running. My deepest sympathy to his wife Pat and family.

  3. Nancy Payton

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Charlie was a wonderful guy with a wonderful family. May God comfort you all at this terrible time.

  4. Sam Alba

    Deepest condolences to the Family and so sorry for your loss. Charlie was a nice guy and a good Union Member. I am sure he will be greatly missed by Family and Friends.

    Sam Alba
    Local Union 524 Member

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