Jimmy was born on September 27, 1934 in Bronx, NY to Katherine (Olphert) and John Mallon. He was the youngest of 9 children including Anna, Peggy, Billy, Gene, Jack, George, Edwin and Bobby. He is survived by his wife Jodi, son Rodney, daughter Kim, her husband Mike,their children Joseph, Jackie & Anthony, and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & nephews, cousins and in-laws. He was a retired Mutual Clerk at the New York Racing Association and a former Groundskeeper at Shea Stadium (during the 1960’s when the Mets won the World Series, the Jets won the Superbowl and the Beatles first toured America), although Jimmy is a diehard Yankees, Giants and Notre Dame fan. Jimmy also known as “Pops” enjoyed being a full time grandfather and caregiver. He had a childlike trust in God and was a best friend to everyone. He loved telling jokes and stories, playing with his pets (too many to mention) and teaching his grandchildren and their friends how to play cards and sports. He appreciated the great love and care he received from his wife and son and took an active role in helping his daughter and son in-law raise their kids. He suffered from nearly every health complication imaginable, yet kept fighting and never complained or drew attention to himself (ever). Jimmy was ready to help everyone and anyone who needed help and never wanted any credit for doing so. He loved God, his country and his family.
Mass: 10:45 am, Friday, August 21, 2020 at St. Joseph's Church, Bronxville
In Lieu of Flowers:The Family requests contributions can be made to the 2020 Cardinal's Annual Stewardship Appeal.