Dr. Richard J.
Dr. Richard J. O’Malley passed away peacefully on April 2, 2017, at the age of 94, and entered the gates of Heaven to be with his Heavenly Father and be with Peg, the love of his life whom he called "Peg of my Heart."
He was born and raised in the Milwaukee area and lived on Lake Shore Drive most of his life. He attended Milwaukee University School, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Northwestern University, where he got his medical degree. During college he served with the US Navy and then with the US Air Force during the Korean War.
Upon his return from military service, he opened his medical practice in Brown Deer with Dr. Carl Belleheumer. When his practice got too large, he moved to the Brown Deer Medical Building on Teutonia Avenue. He loved being a GP and especially delivering babies. He delivered over 4,000 babies and his practice stood over two generations. After he retired, he loved meeting people who told him he was their doctor. He always had a smile on his face and wore a bolo tie around his neck ... that was Doc and the way we all remember him ...
Doc was the Medical Officer for both Brown Deer and Mequon for many years and was the football doctor for Brown Deer and also Homestead in Mequon. He was so funny when they played each other, he loyally went to the other sideline during halftime so he would represent each team. He retired in 1993 and loved every minute of the 50 years that he practiced medicine.
He and Peg enjoyed traveling and were able to go all over the world, from a hunting trip to Alaska to a camera safari in Africa. So many memories he has shared with us.
He was a member of the Milwaukee Curling Club and as an avid lifetime golfer, was so proud when he was the Age Group Champion of the Wisconsin Senior Golf Association of Wisconsin when it was held at Ozaukee CC. He was thrilled as he got older and shot his age. (A golfer will know what that means.) He loved gardening and enjoyed taking people on a stroll to see the wildflowers and let them know the name of each and every one of them.
He and Peg spent over 20 years in Bokeelia, Fla., at their winter home.
They loved being by the water and listening to the gentle roll of the waves. He had lots of fun fishing on Charlotte Harbor with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas S. and Orpha K. O’Malley; his brother, Thomas S. O’Malley Jr.; and his beloved wife, Peggy (Kuehn) O’Malley. He is survived by Peter K. O’Malley, Bonita Springs, Fla., Peggy (John) Schmook of Tallahassee, Fla., Richard S. (Lisa) O’Malley of Mequon and Duke O’Malley of Bokeelia, Fla. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service to celebrate his life June 20, 2017, at Hill Point Christian Church, 2500 W. Brown Deer Road, Brown Deer.