LOCKPORT -- R. Thomas Malahosky, a retired Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. lineman, died Thursday in Newfane Inter-Community Memorial Hospital after a short illness. He was 78.
Mr. Malahosky was born in Lockport and graduated from Lockport High School.
During World War II, he served in the Navy and was one of the original crewmen of the USS Los Angeles.
He worked many years for Niagara Mohawk, where he retired as a foreman of a line crew.
Mr. Malahosky was a member of Post 1322, American Legion, North Tonawanda; the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Lockport; and a local rod and gun club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and spending time on Lake Ontario.
For the past several years, he had been living most of the time in Florida and lived in Lockport for four months of each year.
Survivors, all of Lockport, include two daughters, Linda Gorski and Donna Garver; his beloved friend of 27 years, Nancy Boulange; his ex-wife, Nancy; his brother, Joseph; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, 5 Saxton St., following prayers at 9:30 in Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home, Niagara and North Transit streets. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.