Obituary of Thomas J. Malesky
Thomas J. Malesky, Ed.D., passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at Home of the Good Shephard in Malta surrounded by his family.
He was born in Cohoes, NY and was the son of the late Thomas and Anna Renchkowsky Malesky.
Tom was a graduate of Cohoes High School and Siena College where he received his master’s degree in both math and science. He went on to get his Doctoral Degree in Education from the University at Albany. He was the former New York State Chief of the Bureau of Educational Finance Research, an Associate in Educational Finance for the State Education Department, and was a member of the University of Albany Council.
He had a long history in New York State Public School Education, serving as Principal of the Schuylerville High School and Superintendent of the Redwood School District near Potsdam. Prior to that, he was an instructor at Knickerbocker Jr. High School in Troy.
Tom was a Veteran of WWII serving with the US Army. He was a communicant of Notre Dame-Visitation Church in Schuylerville and St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Church in Cohoes and was a member of the K of C Council #1735.
In addition to his parents and his wife, C. Ina Malesky, he was predeceased by his 3 brothers, Emil, George, and Ralph Malesky.
Survivors include his 4 daughters, Linda (Jerri) Stover of Gansevoort, Mary V. (Rhit) Wilcox of Waterford, Barbara (Keith) Nevins of Schuylerville, and Jane (Michael) Ruehrwein of Carollton, VA; 9 grandchildren, Mark (Gina Bardi) Stover, Cheryl (Dylan) Cooper, Kyra Wands, Heather (Zack) Fura, Jessica Nevins, Katie (Jake Neilson) Nevins, Elizabeth (Joe) Bogovich, Mike (Franchesca) Ruehrwein, and Christopher Ruehrwein; 8 great grandchildren; Kallie Verro, Joe Bogovich, Stella Wands-Fowler, Everly Fura, Silas and Maeve Stover, and Kendall and Riley Cooper; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10am Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Notre Dame-Visitation Church in Schuylerville with Rev. Martin Fisher, officiating. Burial will follow in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery at 11:30am.
As per Tom’s request, there are no calling hours.
Memorials can be made in his memory to Notre Dame-Visitation Church or SAFER.
The Malesky family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at the Malta Home of the Good Shephard for the loving care that was given to Tom and his family.