- 57 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 6, 1958
- Date of passing: Feb 24, 2016
|Love and memories last forever...|
John “Johnny” Mallia, age 57, succumbed to his battle with cancer on February 24, 2016, wrapped in the arms of his loving wife, Sara.
Johnny was born in Manhattan, New York, where he lived until 1969 whereupon his family moved to Waldwick, NJ. He loved to reminisce of the times he and his friends raised hell, tormenting the Police Officers of Waldwick (as well as many other neighboring towns) using the streets as drag strips, his neighbors backyards as “short cuts” and highways as his personal “Autobahn”. John’s first love and passion throughout his entire life was CARS!!! It was truly his greatest outlet for personal and creative expression.
While John has moved countless times throughout his life, constantly following work, it was almost twelve years ago, while developing in Ormond Beach, Florida that he met his wife, Sara (Secunda) Mallia. They were married on two separate occasions, the first on October 7, 2012 (a private wedding officiated by the Mayor of Watchung, NJ) and the second on July5, 2013, “The Big Wedding” (a celebration to honor their love surrounded by all of their family and friends). John has also lived and loved in many other locations such as Tannersville, PA, Rockaway, NJ, Point Pleasant, NJ, Ormond Beach, FL, Brick, NJ, Millstone Township, NJ, Bedminster, NJ, Bloomsbury, NJ, Morristown, NJ. John lived and worked 40+ years in the Construction Industry as a General Contractor throughout the Tri-State area and various parts of Florida. He went to work at a very young age to help support his family, as his Father had sadly been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He put his family first and worked tirelessly throughout his life to ensure their comfort and success. John prided himself in his work and as a result was an accomplished and respected man in his Industry.
John was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. After receiving surgery and treatment, he was deemed to be in remission. It was at his three year check-up this past June, it was discovered that the cancer had metastasized to Stage IV. John, never one to give up, decided to undergo additional treatments and a clinical trial. Unfortunately, due to the nature and aggressiveness of the cancer, John was forced to succumb to the disease. John was a fighter, his whole life. He never gave up. He never stopped trying. He fought until he took his very last breath.
John was and will always be remembered as an unstoppable force. He is an inspiration to all.
John was predeceased by his Father, Albert T. Mallia, Sr. John was the beloved husband of Sara A. (Secunda) Mallia, devoted son of Florence (Leon) Mallia, devoted brother of Albert T. Mallia, Jr., Anthony Mallia, and Valerie (Mallia) Trushell and her Husband Patrick Trushell. John was the devoted Nephew, Cousin, Uncle, Godfather, Son-In-Law, Brother-In-Law and Friend to many.
John’s Memorial Service will be held Monday, February 29, 2016, 11:00a.m., at St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, 201 Vosseller Ave. Bound Brook, NJ 08805. Parking is limited, so please carpool if at all possible. His Wife will be receiving guests to Celebrate John’s Life in their home following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation www.rwjuhfdn.org, where Dr. Jonathan Rosenbluth, his Oncologist and countless others Doctors and Nurses, believed in him enough to give him one last fighting chance to live his life. You may also donate to Cane Corso Rescue, Inc. www.canecorsorescue.org, which as you all know John’s other passion in life, were his dogs. This again is an organization which is so very special to us as our last boy’s Bear and Odin were both Rescue’s that were lucky enough to be taken in, so they could be given one last chance at a happy fur-ever life!
"it was thirty years since you dated my sister jeanine, and she told me of your passing, you can see the sadness in her face thirty years will never take away the smiles you gave to many people and your laugh to this day I remember it like today. Thanks john also showing up at are house with the those muscle cars, and finding me one for myself
you beat me too heaven just wiate for the hug and hand shake
"John, was my neighbor and friend and we grew up together around cars. I always admired his ability to work on cars until all hours of the night. He was a great guy who I enjoyed hanging out with. John always was his own person, he never followed. He had a laugh that I will never forget. Brother John rest in peace and know that I will always have great memories of our time spent together here on earth.You were a great friend and person to know. God Bless! R.I.P., until we meet again!!
Your neighbor and friend Randy"
"It was my honor to have know such a man that loved my dear cousin deeply, fought to live for her, and lived life with a richness of spirit that not all men pursue or ever know. The world is a better place for the courage and strength that he brought to it. John rests in glory where there is no more fear, no more pain...only beauty. All my love, Kristina."
"Words...there are none..only silence
Rest easy my friend
Until we meet agian our hearts will forever be broken
We will miss you.
All our love,
John the roofer and his wife Frani"
"Rest easy my friend.
Until we meet again , our hearts will forever be broken.
We will miss you
All our love,
John the roofer and his wife Frani"
"I WAS INCHES AWAY FROM THE ENTRENCE. ABLE TO HEAR MANY PEOPLE TALKING. TO EACH OTHER, AS IN A DINING ROOM SETTING. LAUGHING AND HAPPY CONVERSATIONS, THEN THIS DOUNUT OBJECT, COMES TOWARD ME. WITH A RIM, AROUND THE DOUNUT HOLE OF SWIRLING, BRIGHT WHITE CLOUDS. AND STOPED. OUT OF THE CENTER. A CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD DEEP LOUD CLEAR VOICE. THAT STILL BE HEARD TODAY BY ME. IT'S NOT YOUR TIME YET. 4 1/2 DIFFERANT TIMES, THIS WAS SAID TO ME NOW. SO THERES NOT ANYONE THAT CAN CONVINCE. ME NOTHING ELSE EXIST. I FELT, NEW IN FULL POWER. AS I WAS YOUNG. NO PAIN. HEALTHY. AND A WARM COMFORTABLE FEELING OF WELCOME. IT WAS, IN SOME DEATHS FELT. THAT NOTHING DONE ON EARTH, MATTERS. IF YOUR THERE. WAS A VERY EYE OPENING EXPERENCE. ONE WHICH I AM SURE MY BROTHER. YOUNGER BY 6 YEARS, NOW HAS BEEN THROUGH. FROM SPACE DUST, TO HUMAN EXPERENCE TO ANGELICAL. HE IS DOING NOW. FOR EVER, AND WELL BE WELL, TAKEN CARE OFF. I AM SURE. OR HE BE BACK COMPLAINING HA. GOD WILL PROTECT HIS SOUL. HE BELIVED IN JEUS, AS WE WENT TO CATHLIC SCHOOL TOGETHER TILL COMFERMATION. WE LIVED IN A NYC. HI RISE 13 FLOOR. WE USE TOO GO BIKE RIDDING SO MANY PLACES, HAD OUR FAIR SHARE OF HARD TIMES. BUT STUCK TOGETHER TILL, THE END. NEVER HIT EACH OTHER ONCE. JUST YELL OR POINT OUT. AND FOGRET ABOUT IT A MINUTES, LATER AS IF IT NEVER HAPPENED. WE HUNG OUT IN WALDWICK AND SURROUNDING AREAS. AND MADE MANY FRIENDS. BUT WE HAD OUR OWN LIFE APART. THAT LOOKED OUT FOR EACH OTHER SO MANY WAYS AND TIMES. NOT ENOUGHT SPACE TO WRITE. BUT TO ME IN WALDICK HE HOPED UP CARS. AND DROVE THEM LIKE A RACE CARS IN THE STREETS, ON HIWAYS 100 PLUS AT TIMES. HIS THRILL. NO MATTER WHAT HE, DROVE THEM TO THE EDGE. BELIVE ME, HE LIVED A GOOD LIFE. AND MARRIED SARA. AND BECAME A DEVOTED HUSBAND. ONLY ONCE HE WAS MARRIED.TILL THE END. WHICH BROKE HIS HEART TO LEAVE HER, HE TOLD ME.DO WHAT YOU CAN, TO HELP HER.NOW SARA HAS TO START OVER, WITH A BROKEN HEART, THAT WILL BE VERY HARD TO MEND. BUT TIME HEALS ALL. BUT SHE WILL BE WAITED FOR ON THE OTHER SIDE I AM SURE. THINGS HAPPEN FOR A REASON. DESTINY. IS A REALITY OF HUMAN, LIFE EXPERENCES. NOW OUR COMPANY GREW, ATLAS AMERICA LTD. HE WORKED WITH US, AT THAT TIME. AND LEARNED TO BUILD.AND DIRECT CREWS. I LEARNED TO DRAFT. WE WORKED A LOT TOGETHER.AT END OF THE COPANY TIME, HE CREATED HIS OWN. AND WENT OFF THE CHARTS, BUILDING. AND BECAME A MILLIONARE. AND LIVED LARGER. HE WAS BLESSED. HE WILL BE MISSED. BUT SURE AS HE SAID DAYS BEORE HE PASSED I AM GOING TO BE BACK AROUND. DON'T FORGET. AS WE LEFT THE HOSPITAL. FOR MY LAST TIME I SEEN HIM ALIVED. FEELING OF CONFUSHION, OF HOW THIS COULD HAVE GOT STARTED IN HIS SYSTEM. AND ANGER AND IGNOMINY OF THE DOCTORS, ON HOW NOT TO REMOVE THE CANCER FROM THE HUMAN BODY. IN THIS DAY AN AGE. SEE YOU JOHNNY MY BLOOD BROTHER ON THE OTHER SIDE SOON. BEE COOL. WERE PRAYING FOR YOU HERE."
"I DIED NOW DIFFERANT 4 1/2 TIMES AND MY LAST RIGHTS GIVEN. AND DEATH CERTIFICATE WRITTEN. I WAS SEENING PAST OUR REALITY OUT OF ALL PAIN. THEN, HEARD IN A DEEP. SOILD CLEAR VOICE, IT'S NOT YOUR TIME YET.GOT FLOTED OFF MY FEET ON MY BACK. THEN WENT THROUGH A WALL AND WOKE UP IN THE CRITICAL CARE UNIT. AND THE DOCTORS FREEKED OUT. JOHNNY,MY BROTHER THAT WAS A MENISS TO THE POLICE IN WALDWICK OUT RUNNING THE COPS, WITH ME. AN MANY TIMES. LIVED ON EDGE OF EXCITEMENT. AND LIVED AS LARGE AS WE COULD. ALBERT THOMAS MALLIA SR. OUR FATHER, KEEPT US WORKING AND CREATED MANY JOBS AND BUILT OUR OWN MOVIE THEARETERS, "BELLMAR CINIMA", FOR MANY YEARS OWNED. THEN MY FATHER AND OUR FAMILY, CREATED A COMPANY. ATLAS AMERICA LTD.WHICH I WAS EXCUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF LTD.. WHICH BUILD MOVIES THEATERS FROM TWINS WE INVENTED, JERRY LOUIS THEATERS. BY MY UNCLE ED, BELOVED TO THE END.WE ALL WORKED ON AND BUILT, AND ALL CAESARS CHAMPANE TOWERS.ALL, TILL 1992. WE HAD MANY GOOD TIMES ESPECIALY CHRISTMASES,NOW JOHN HAD THE HUMAN EXPERENCE. NOW TO THE ANGELICAL. HE BE AROUND AS MUCH AS HE CAN. WATCHING OVER US. AS HE ALWAYS DONE.2-2016. HE BE REMEMBERED BY OUR HEARTS. AND FRIENDS.SEASONS IN THE SUN. IS A GOOD SONG, TO COMURATE HIS LIFE WITH ME. FORVER."
"John will be dearly missed! Prayers going out to Sara and family during this time and even though he may be gone, he won't ever be forgotten! He's up there with great company and will now be another great guardian angel. Until we meet again rest in paradise!!!"
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