After a lengthy stay in the hospital Michael Christopher O’Malley died on December 20, 2021 succumbing to his illness. Michael was predeceased by his parents, Patrick J. And Joan E. O’Malley and is survived by his three siblings, Donna A. Sheets, Kevin P. O’Malley, and Patrick J. O’Malley, Jr. He was a loving uncle to his nine nieces and nephews.
Michael lived much of his life in the family home in Bowie, MD. He attended St. Pius X, Bowie Senior High School, and then graduated from the University of Maryland in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He became a successful salesperson selling computer equipment then moving into real estate selling new homes for various local homebuilders. Following the Great Recession, Michael returned home to care for his mother, providing for her the highest quality of life, love and care until she died of cancer in 2017.
Michael was an extraordinarily generous man with a quick wit and a tremendous sense of humor. He found a passion for music and taught himself to play the guitar. For a brief period, he toured with his favorite local rock band, Crack the Sky, as a roadie and occasionally playing with the band on stage. Michael loved the idea of flying and took lessons to learn to fly small planes at Lee Airport in Edgewater, MD. He loved watching sports, particularly the Washington Capitals hockey team and proudly wore his Alex Ovechkin jersey, not only at the arena, but at home while watching their run to a Stanley Cup championship in 2018. He enjoyed the company of his close group of high school friends participating in their annual Men’s Retreat for more than j20 yearsuntil recently. It is both tragic and ironic that Michael passed away during the Christmas season, a favorite time of year for him. He enjoyed setting up the tree and trains for his mother and for the neighborhood children who would visit to play with the Lionels.
Memorial services will be announced shortly.