Obituary of Robert Lawrence O'Malia
Robert Lawrence O’Malia, a.k.a Farmer,79, of Plains passed away March 18,2019, at Timber Ridge Healthcare Facility, Plains, Pa.
Robert was a lifetime resident of Plains. He was born on May 13,1939. He was the son of the late Lawrence Jacob O’Malia and Helen Stackunas O’Malia.
Robert was a graduate of Plains Memorial HS class of 1958.
He was a co-owner of O’Malia’s Greenhouse with his brother Lawrence on River Street in Plains until his retirement. He continued to work alongside his nephews for many years on the farm. He loved being out in the fields and working on his tractors. When asked what he did, he responded, “I was a Farmer”, and “He was Outstanding in his field.”
He loved hunting and horseshoes in his younger years. He enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren and searching the farm for Native American artifacts. Robert loved the Philadelphia Eagles and seeing them win the Superbowl. He also loved his trains and his red Corvette. His true happiness was being surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchild. They truly were the loves of his life.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Lawrence O’Malia.
Surviving are his loving wife of 52 years Shirley Ann O’Malia. His daughters
Romayne A. Williams and her husband, Ted of Plains; Candice L. Florek and her husband, Steve of Sugar Notch; grandchildren Brett Robert Williams; Brady LaRue Williams; Steven O’Malia Florek; Sister Ruthie Purta of Plains; several cousins along with many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. from the Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., 55 Stark Street, Plains. Service will be led by Hospice Chaplin Nathan King. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Visitation will be held on Friday evening at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
For online condolences or for directions to service, please visit www.yanaitisfuneralhome.com.