Michael Joseph O'Malley, 55, passed away Dec. 8, 2008. Survived by his daughters, Claire (Aaron Shisler) O'Malley of Houston, Texas and Tarah O'Malley of Denver; mother, Clyde Schauer of Burlingame, Calif.; sisters, Darren (Dennis) Carmassi of Menlo Park, Calif., Courtney (Michael) Selfridge of Hillsborough, Calif. and Susan (Kent) Barnes of Reno, Nev.; brother, Bob (Sarah) Schauer of Redwood City, Calif.; nieces and nephews, Caraghan, Patrick and Connor Selfridge, Bryn, Avery and Jack Carmassi, Matthew, Meaghan and Timothy Schauer; former spouses, Julie, Tonja and Nona; aunt and uncle, Joseph and Barbara O'Malley of Roseville, Calif.; cousins, Tom O'Malley and Patricia Voorhes; and loyal pet, Sweet Pea. Preceded in death by his father, Edmund Charles O'Malley and stepfather, Robert Schauer. Michael was born July 4, 1953, in San Mateo, Calif. He attended Our Lady of Angels School in Burlingame and graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose. He attended Northern Arizona University and was a member of the ski patrol. Michael served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a fireman from 1980 to 1991 and later became a Captain for the Colorado Department of Corrections. Being Michael was born on the 4th of July, it seemed he celebrated each day as though it was a holiday! He enjoyed his friends and had many of them in California and Colorado. He was an avid golfer and Denver Broncos fan. Services were held in Colorado on Dec. 12, 2008, and a celebration of life ceremony will be held in California this summer. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Michael O'Malley Memorial Fund in care of Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Tarah and Claire:
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  2. I a so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great guy, and it was my pleasure and honor to know and work with Mike. Everyone has an O’Malley story that entertains and brings fond memories. He will be sadly missed at TCF-both for his wit and his wisdom. He was a wealth of knowledge and he shared his expertise with all staff. I am sure, if we could, we would hear laughter from heaven-him entertaining the masses. My deepest sympathy in your loss.

  3. Our condolences to the family. Nothing is harder than losing someone you love. We are sorry for your loss and he was a good freind and enjoyed playing golf with him–he will be remembered. May God comfort your family during this time of sorrow.

  4. We were very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. We wish to offer our condolences to his family. Mike was not only a neighbor, but he was also a very good friend. We would like to know if there will be any services held for Mike in California that we could attend. Please respond via email, if so.

  5. We were sure sorry to hear about Mike passing away. We enjoyed the time we spent with him. He brought joy to our lives in so many ways. we will sure miss him.

  6. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Mike, he was a great person to be around. Mike and I (Teddy) had shared many great times together like playing golf, working together and just hanging out together. Mike was always the type of person that when you needed something he would not hesitate to be there for you. Mike will always be remembered in our hearts till we meet again. The family Of Theodore Sakariason.

  7. I was saddened to hear about the passing of a longtime friend. So many memories have come to mind from my times with Michael, his love of his beautiful daughters, his many different dogs, NAU food service, the perfect drink, dancing in college and at his daughter’s wedding and the joy that he alway exhibited. I have been blessed to have known him.

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