April 21, 1934 – January 14, 2022
Michael James Molloy, age 87, of West Philadelphia, PA, passed away on January 14, 2022. Born on April 21, 1934 he was the son of the late Michael and Maryann Molloy (nee McMenamin).
Born in Philadelphia, PA - Michael graduated from Saint Thomas More High School. Michael then went on to serve in the US Air Force for four years (1957-61) mainly in Okinawa after the Korean War. After he returned, he met and married Rita and went on to have his 5 children and create a successful business (Molloy Associates). Mike loved to travel in his motorhome and had so many adventures with Rita, the kids, and grandkids throughout his life. He enjoyed having his family and friends around and his life was filled with song, laughter, and love.
He had a deep and abiding faith in God and he believed it was his mission to share that faith with all he met. Much of his life was spent with Rita spreading the Word of God and doing works of Charity in His name.
Michael was the beloved husband of Rita C. Molloy for 61 years; loving father of Michael P. Molloy, John F. Molloy (Lisa), Stephen J. Molloy (Megan), Mary T. Schoenharl (Edward), and Kathy A. Molloy; caring grandfather of Christopher, Jennifer, Matthew, Stephen, Maria, Ian, Emily, Ted, Madeline, and Michael; devoted brother of Eleanor Rhoades, Sister Cecelia Molloy IHM, and Rosemary Hally. Michael was predeceased by his 3 children who passed away at birth, Frances, Rita, and William, his grandson Andrew Molloy, and his siblings, Marie Murphy, Kathleen Flynn, Anna Elizabeth (Betty) Boyle, Isabelle Burke, Sabina Callahan, and Edward Molloy.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation, 9:00-10:45 AM on January 21, 2022 at St. Dorothy Catholic Church, 4910 Township Line Rd., Drexel Hill, PA 19026, followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. The live stream for the Funeral Mass can be found at
Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/.