Juneau resident William "Bill" B. Maloch, 59, died Nov. 21, 2006, in Juneau due to an apparent heart attack.
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He was born on April 22, l947, in Memphis, Tenn., and spent most of his life in Jackson, Miss. He spent many years traveling to and from Alaska where he rode horses, hunted, camped and fished. After receiving a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Florida Southwest and teaching in Florida, he returned to Juneau where he taught math at Alyeska Central School for the past eight years.
According to his family, his enthusiasm for teaching and concern for his students were ever-present. He loved inspiring young minds. He was looking forward to retiring next spring and returning to the farm that he shared with his wife in Chehalis, Wash.
"He loved raising horses and enjoyed watching the cows eat and the horses play," his wife said. "Bill never met a stranger and will be missed by all that knew and loved him."
He was preceded in death by his father, James Maloch.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Maloch; mother, Elizabeth Maloch, of Juneau; sister, Betsy Truss, of Houston; cousin, Harold Moyer, of Naples, Fla.; and aunt, Eleanor Eastland, of Jackson.
His wife can be contacted at 3148 Jackson Highway, Chehalis, WA, 98532.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Dec. 2 at the Juneau Pioneer Home, followed by an open-house reception in his memory at 11:30 a.m. at the home of Bill and Debbie Chalmers, 1628 Glacier Ave., Juneau, AK, 99801.