Condolences for Walter “Butch” Clement Maher Maloney

Jody Fitzgerald posted on 11/29/19

Butch's sense of moral courage equaled his physical strength. In the mid-70's, I was injured while intervening in a domestic violence event by a Police Captain's son. If not for Butch, the testimony of the perp and the original victim would have resulted in a bad outcome. Butch and I knew each other in passing. Anyone else would've cowered before challenging a town Cop's son. Not Butch. He showed up in Court, explained that he'd seen the perp abusing the girlfriend at the "Shack" and had, himself, dragged the schmuck out of the bar. Years later, as I entered the water in Bali, to compete in "The Legends," contest, with my WRV board, a voice rang out, "Porpoise with a purpose!" Rusty Miller, an Aussie surf legend from Cali' recognized the logo and proceeded to tell me of his affection for Butch, his neighbor in Byron Bay! Who'dathought! I'm sorry to have learned on Thanksgiving, from Pete, of Butch's passing. Sam Clemmons said, "Only one in ten thousand have moral courage." Thankfully, I met one of those special folks. Semper Fi, Butch!


Elizabeth Foote posted on 11/15/19

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I will cherish the lovely memories of getting to know Uncle Butch for the past 3 years.


Winston H. Willey posted on 11/14/19

I saw Butch a few days before he passed. He wasn't in good spirits. He have gave me a lot of his insights on life and we had a lot of laughs. He also gave me a copy of A Best Seller and autographed it. I will never forget him.


Dean Robertson posted on 11/12/19

I spoke with Butch the day before his passing. He seemed more calm then he had been lately. I will miss listening to his surf stories. And I will miss him as a friend. My condolences to the family. He was definitely one of a kind.


Dean Robertson posted on 11/12/19

I spoke with Butch the day before his passing. He seemed more peaceful than he had in the last few months. I always enjoyed listening to his Surf stories.I miss him so much. He was definitely one of a kind. My condolences to the family.


Tara Thompson posted on 11/12/19

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Butch. My deepest condolences to the family. Butch was always like a second father to me. His wisdom & advice will be deeply missed. I can not express the impact that he had on my life. Forever in my heart, Tara


Ward and Carrie Carroll posted on 11/12/19

Martin, We are so sorry to hear of your Uncle’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.



Lynn Jarvis Fisher posted on 11/11/19

I will never forget working with Butch and Drew at the T-Shirt shop. They gave me my first job. I learned a lot from Butch over the years that I worked there. I think the most important lesson I learned from him was that it was okay to be free spirited. Everyone cannot fit into the same mold, because that would make life boring. I will never forget him. My condolences to Drew and the Maloney family.


Janis Smith posted on 11/8/19

I would like to extend my deepest condolences to Butch's family. What a terrific guy he was! I had the honor of knowing him thru my many years of work as the Manager of Mail Depot Inc. He no doubt will be remembered by all who ever knew him. May he rest well in the arms of our Lord