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Obituaries > MALLAMAS, JAMES V., JR.

BECKLEY – James Vincent “Jimmy” Mallamas Jr., 72, of Beckley and Orlando, Fla., died Feb. 13, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a short illness.

He was a retired architect and general contractor who built the Blue Jay Lake Association dam. He held a private pilot and instructor’s license and was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, recipient of several medals and citations, a member and past president of Edson’s Raiders Association, First Marine Battalion, and a member of 1st Marine Division Association, VFW Lew Sheffler Post 4469, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 18, Raleigh County, U.S. Naval Institute, Smithsonian Institution, American Historical Society and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

Surviving: wife, Gloria Cathryn Mallamas brothers, Rudolph, Donald, Douglas and Robert, all of Orlando several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Sunday at Melton Mortuary, Beckley, with Chaplain Carl W. Gray Jr. officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Keaton Mills Cemetery Fund, 138 Sunrise Ave., Beckley, W.Va. 25801.