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Rev. Harold Woodrow Malone

January 4, 2017

The Rev. Harold Woodrow Malone, a retired Associate Member, died Jan. 4, 2017. At his request, there was no memorial service.

Harold Woodrow Malone was born April 10, 1938, to the late Ira Woodrow Malone and Elizabeth Mercer Malone. He was a 1956 graduate of Fort Hill High School and attended Western Maryland College and Frostburg State Teacher's College before he was ordained as a United Methodist minister in a service at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

He married the love of his life, Dona Jean Payne, in 1959. They had five children.

Malone became pastor of Barton UMC in 1973 and served the church his entire career, retiring in 1995. He loved his calling and after retirement served the congregation of Zion Lutheran Church in Wellersburg, Pa., until 2008.

According to his family, he was a wonderful teller of stories, using them in sermons and at family gatherings; he loved sports and old westerns. He was a writer of letters,  the most treasured being those he sent to his family, written in marker and adorned with stickers.

He was predeceased by his youngest child, Shelli Lynn Malone, and a grandson.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his four children and their spouses: Sheri Fazenbaker, Sandi Burns, Troy Malone and Sundi Wilt; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers and a sister.

Condolences may be sent to Dona Jean Malone, 22 Dogwood Circle, Frostberg, MD 21532. Per his request no service or memorial will be held, instead honor his memory by writing a letter to someone in your life in need of encouragement.

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