John Malloy ’61, the legendary “Voice of the Cubs,” passed away on November 15, 2015, after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by his children, grandchildren and close friends. He was 72.
A much beloved Loyola alumnus, Mr. Malloy graduated from the University of San Francisco, majoring in Political Science. Beginning his career in the family construction business, he went on to found John T. Malloy Construction Company, which specializes in providing the highest quality public utility installations throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
Philanthropic work was central to Mr. Malloy’s life. He volunteered with the California Pediatric Center, the Construction Industry Advancement Fund, the Engineering Contractor’s Association, St. Brendan’s and Cathedral Chapel parishes and his alma mater, Loyola High School of Los Angeles.
As the announcer at Loyola sporting events for over 30 years, Mr. Malloy’s deep baritone was instantly recognizable to Cub football fans. At the first home varsity football game on September 2015, before returning to the USC Norris Center for treatment, he called the plays, gave color and cheered the Cubs on to victory for the last time. His final call of the game was “Jake Malloy in for a touchdown!” as his grandson scored for Loyola.
Loyola presented Mr. Malloy the Cahalan Award in 2012, the highest alumni honor given for distinguished and meritorious service to Loyola and its community, the city of Los Angeles, the state of California and the United States. In addition to being the “Voice of the Cubs,” Mr. Malloy gave back in many ways such as co-founding the booster club and funding with his sons a classroom at the Ardolf Academic Hall. Mr. Malloy’s sons Justin ’84, Emmett ’90 and Brendan ’92 attended Loyola as well as his brothers Dick ’52, Gary ’54, Tom ’57 and Michael ’66. His grandsons Cole ’14 and Jake ’17 are the most recent Malloy Cubs.
The Malloy family sponsors the John Malloy Broadcast Club to honor his legacy at Loyola High School. We are proud to carry on his name.