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Karl J. Malady, Jr.

April 22, 2016

Karl J. Malady, Jr., 88, of Watertown passed away Friday afternoon, April 22, 2016, at Samaritan Medical Center.

As per his wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Burial in Brookside Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.

Karl was born in Watertown on August 17, 1927, son of Karl J. and Estella Hart Malady Sr. and was a graduate of Adams Center High School. On December 7, 1945 he joined the US Navy. He served in Illinois, California and aboard the USS Bugara. He received the WWII Victory Medal and was honorably discharged as an Electrician's Mate 3rd Class on November 5, 1947.

On March 28, 1948 he married R. Eloise Green at the Rodman Congregational Church. Mrs. Malady, a registered nurse, died June 9, 1995.

Karl worked as an electrician for Local 910 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and also worked at Watertown Electric and with construction companies in the north country. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 61 and Elks Lodge 496. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his two children, K. James Malady III and wife, Donna, N. Bennington, VT and Julie M. Standish and husband, Robert, Forestport; his granddaughter, Amanda Standish Wainwright and his great granddaughter, Lauren Wainwright.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations in his name to either Town of Watertown Volunteer Ambulance Squad, 22825 County Rt. 67, or Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., both in Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to Karl's family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#6 Don Scott 2016-04-26 19:59
Sorry to hear of Karl's passing.
He was a good friend and a great human being. Karl oftened stopped by our house just for a chat.
He will be missed.
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#5 Tom Lawlee 2016-04-25 07:02
So sorry to hear of Karl's passing. We worked together for seven years and remained friends. RIP Karl Malady.
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#4 Ed & Roxie Mustizer 2016-04-24 18:17
We are both saddened by the news of Karl's passing. Ed worked with Karl for many years and I grew up being a part of the Town of Watertown Fire Department with my parents and Karl was a dear friend and fireman. When I worked at Griffith he would stop often to see me and we tried to keep a watch out for him. He will be missed. Rest in Peace.
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#3 Julie Grieco 2016-04-24 09:18
We rented our first apartment 39 years ago from Karl at the former Malady home. We never forgot his kindness to a young couple just starting out. He made us feel at home there even helping us with gardening as we were novices. We always welcomed his visits as he was so good to us. He definitely has a place in heaven.
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#2 Julie Grieco 2016-04-24 09:11
We rented our first apartment from Mr. Malady 39 years ago at the former Malady family home on outer Washington St. Karl was so good to us. We have not forgotten his kindness to a young couple just starting out. He let us garden there and even tilled it up for us. He pretty much guided us with it since we were novices. He welcomed us and made us feel at home there. We always welcomed his visits and were amazed at his acts of kindness. He definitely has a place in heaven.
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#1 Mary &Joe Thurston 2016-04-24 08:32
Karl was a great friend and a very kind man. He was generous and helpful. He was talented in gardening and woodworking. He loved the outdoors and hunting. He will truly be missed. RIP Karl. Till we meet again.
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