(Extensions of Remarks - October 13, 2011)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1859]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                      A TRIBUTE TO JERRY O'MALLEY


                         HON. JOHN CONYERS, JR.

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 13, 2011

  Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I rise in honor of a former employee of my 
district office and friend of mine, Jerry O'Malley, who recently passed 
at the age of 82.
  Born to Jerome and Florence O'Malley on July 1, 1929, Mr. O'Malley 
was raised in Southeast Michigan. He attended and graduated from 
Detroit Catholic Central. He went on to earn his Bachelors in Business 
Administration from the University of Detroit. Upon graduation, he 
began his professional life in Florida where he worked his way up 
through Ford Motor Company. Starting on the assembly line, Mr. O'Malley 
retired from Ford's business development division.
  After retiring from Ford, Mr. O'Malley returned to Michigan to pursue 
his passion for public service. Working for County Executive Ed 
McNamara as the Director of the county's Equipment Division, Mr. 
O'Malley embarked on decades of political activism and community 
service. Residing in Dearborn, Mr. O'Malley was active in the campaigns 
of virtually every Democratic candidate on the ticket in recent 
  He leaves behind three daughters, Catherine, Theresa Ann, and Diana. 
He was grandfather of Thomas, Kyle, Michael, Nathan, Joshua, Aaron, 
Tom, and Tabatha. He was the great grandfather of Nathan and Nolan. Mr. 
O'Malley was predeceased by his wife Catherine, his brother Harry and 
granddaughter Isabel.
  We will miss Jerry. Detroit and the surrounding area have lost a true 
jewel of our community.