VERALENE (HARRIS) MALONEFebruary 20, 1929 ~ August 6, 2017 (age 88)
Veralene Harris Malone passed away on August 6, 2017. She was born on February 20, 1929 in Barberton, Ohio and graduated from Barberton High School in 1947. After high school, Veralene attended and graduated from Beauty College in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was the first ever in her family to attend college. After retiring from the U.S. Postal services in 1990, Veralene embarked on a whimsical retirement adventure to Atlanta, Georgia and then settled in Riverside, California for nearly thirty years. There, she learned how to play tennis and became a gold medalist tennis champion in 2000 during the Senior Olympics held in Atlanta, Georgia. She also earned a 2nd place Bronze medal in San Bernadino, California that same year. Veralene was the chairperson for the Riverside Martin Luther King Club and Scholarship fund for many years and was involved in various clubs and organizations while living in California. She truly made the most of her retirement years before returning home to Akron, Ohio in May 2017.Veralene was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Lee and Donzella Mae Harris-King; sister, Geraldine Harris; husband, Clifford David Malone Sr. and son, Keith Dale Malone. She is survived by her devoted daughter and son-in-law, Donzella Michele and Dr. Thomas M. Anuszkiewicz of Akron, Ohio and their son, Thomas Ian Anuszkiewicz of Chicago, Illinois; daughter, Rev. Dr. Alicia J. Malone of Akron, Ohio and son, Aaron D. (Charmaine) Malone of Moreno Valley, CA; grandsons, Clifford David (Lynda) Malone of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Keith D. Malone of Pennsylvania and Kevon Malone of Perris, CA; her dedicated California family; nephews, John (Renee) Harris of Riverside, CA, Donnie (Janette) Harris of Riverside, CA, Anthony Harris of Hollywood, CA; niece, Cindy Richardson of Riverside, CA. Veralene is also survived by her “special daughter”, Ms. Joyce Foster of Akron, Ohio. Veralene Harris Malone’s longevity blessed her to be the grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother. Extended relatives and friends across the country mourn Veralene’s death and she will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.