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Walter Clement "Butch" Maloney

October 4, 1943 - November 2, 2019

Walter  “Butch”  Clement Maher Maloney, entered Eternal Life on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the age of 76 years. He was born in Washington, DC on October 4, 1943, to Andrew Joseph Maloney and Anna Wales Maher Maloney. Butch is preceded in death by his parents, and beloved canine companion Peanut-man. In 1963 “Butch”, Bob Holland and Pete Smith managed to relocate the East Coat surfing contest to Va. Beach. ( Butch was a world-famous surfer, his legacy was legendary.  He worked as a  lifeguard, bartender, surf shop owner and for a run of 25 years, he owned a T-shirt shop at the old Williamsburg Pottery Factory. (

Toward the end of his life, he poured his energy into writing.  A version of his amazing adventures can be found in his book found on amazon:   A Bestseller 11/ 2/2017. Butch was a natural comedian, loved playing golf as here is where his sense of humor came in handy. No one who met Butch will ever forget him.

Left to cherish his memory are his brother Andrew Maloney and his wife Margie; sister Andrea Schara; one nephew E. Martin Schara IV; one niece Michelle Mauboussin; eight great-nieces and nephews; one step-niece; two step-nephews, and an amazing number of friends who cared for and cherished Butch all the way to the end.A memorial service to celebrate Butch’s life will be held on Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Festival Center at 8th and Atlantic, 712 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA  at 11:00 am
The Altmeyer Funeral Home-Maestas Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed by clicking the “post a condolence” button on this page. Memorial gifts to benefit the Surfer’s Healing Camp or Families of Autistic Children in Tidewater, Virginia Beach are appreciated. To make a donation to the fund, please click the highlighted link.


Obituary Link For Butch in the Virginian Pilot

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Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Festival Center at 8th and Atlantic

712 Atlantic Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA

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