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“Dear Mimi and FamilyI was saddened to hear of Kerry's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. You are all in my prayers.Sincerely,Miriam...Read More »
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“Dear O'Malley Family, I am so sorry that your husband, dad, and grandfather went to heaven. We will pray for him and all of you at this difficult...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Bernadette ( Mc Niff) Townsend - NJ

“Kerry and I were classmates at St Thomas HS. In fact Kerry sat directly behind me in Sr Iggie's class of math and science. Sorry to learn of Kerry's...Read More »
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5 of 11 | Posted by: Martin O'Malley - New York

“Sympathy to the O'Malley family in the loss of their loved one, Kerry O'Malley. Kerry and I attended grade school together at Mifflin school in...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Robert Eckbreth - Pittsburgh, PA

“I will always remember Kerry's exuberant pride while watching Olivia's performance in The Lion King. Our deepest condolences to all of you. May he...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Tom & Michelle Kearns - PA

“When we graduated from St. Thomas in 1956, everyone knew what a fine student Kerry was , with that ever smile, and exceptional personalty. We all...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Joe Larkin - San Diego, CA

“Love and prayers to all of you. God Bless. The Greg Donahue family ”
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“I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers. Mr. O'Malley's speech at Kathleen's wedding remains my favorite father of the bride speech...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Erin Vore - Cincinnati, OH

“The Glaser family in Oakmont--Jim, Stephanie, Sam and Jake express our deepest sympathies and condolences. Kerry was such a good man, and a lot of...Read More »
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James K. O'Malley (Kerry)

Age 78. Respected Pittsburgh (Mt. Lebanon) criminal trial attorney for 50 years passed away on January 12, 2018. Kerry grew up in Munhall and Swisshelm Park, son of Dr. Francis J. O'Malley and Edna (Glaser) O'Malley. A graduate of St. Thomas High School, he attended John Carroll University and received his law degree from Georgetown University. He served as a first lieutenant in the Army Transportation Corp in Norfolk, Virginia and Brooklyn, New York.

He was known for his sharp wit, skillful legal acumen, and button-down style. A zealous defender of the right to due process, he ensured that those whom he defended received a fair hearing. Innocent until proven guilty was his mantra. He was an expert in wiretapping who testified before Congress during the post-Watergate fallout. He was often the voice of reason while representing his clients during the 1978-1979 Boston College basketball point shaving scandal.

While defending clients from California to Boston, he always dedicated time to coaching the many youth soccer and softball teams on which his children played.

In retirement he was a voracious reader of mystery novels, enjoyed birdwatching from his patio and reading stories to his grandchildren.

He is survived by wife of 54 years Rose "Mimi" Fronczek, and children Kieran (Julie) O'Malley, Maura (Ihab) Salib, Megan O'Malley, Kara O'Malley, and Kathleen (Tom) Freyvogel, brother Dr. Donald (Margaret) O'Malley, sister Kathleen (Wayne) Mulligan, and brother Francis (Diane) O'Malley, brother in law Dr. William (Joann) Fronczek, sister in law Kathryn (Dr. Paul) Zimmons, sister in law Teresa (David) Rowles, and eight adored grandchildren: Mary O'Malley, Tristan O'Malley, Yesmina Salib, Sophia Salib, Olivia Salib, Abigail Freyvogel, Lily Freyvogel, and Grace Freyvogel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Blvd, Pittsburgh 15228.