Carl H. Malta, 85, of Jamestown, NY, passed away peacefully at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at his home.
A lifelong resident of the area, he was born February 25, 1937 in Jamestown, NY, the son of the late Charles and Rose Carmen Malta.
Carl graduated in 1955 from Jamestown High School and took many business-related courses in banking and insurance.
He was a proud veteran of the United States Army on active duty from 1956 to 1958, stationed in the Panama Canal, and after his discharge served four years as a member of the United States Army Reserves.
Carl was actively employed all his life; he was employed in the automotive industry as a service manager for McFadden Ford for 21 years and later for Verblaw International Truck Sales and Keefer Dodge. He then entered banking and became a director of Marine Midland Bank in Jamestown, for several years before working as an insurance agent for Prudential Insurance Company, where he was respected as a manager who cared for his clients. . For the past few years, Carl owned and operated the most reliable, high quality, low cost small engine repair shop where he was well known for his excellent work throughout Chautauqua County.
Carl was an avid model aircraft builder, flyer and instructor operating out of Goose Creek Model Airfield in Ashville, NY. He also had a passion for the game of golf, participating in the sport for over 50 years. He was active on the Chautauqua County Senior Tour and played for several years in the Italian American Charity Golf Tournament. More recently, he enjoyed his Wednesday golf day with his son, Brian.
He was a member of the Celoron Rod & Gun Club, Falconer Rod & Gun Club, American Legion, VFW, and US Department of Veterans Affairs. He was also an active member of the South Hills Country Club (skins game), Conewango Country Club and the Flying Aces RC Club.
Carl has received several awards during his professional career, including joining the Prudential Insurance Academy of Honor, was a member of the LUTCF, and served as president of the Chautauqua County Association of Life Underwriters from 1993 to 1994.
Carl is survived by his wife, LouAnn Valone Malta, whom he married May 12, 1984, two sons: Scott (Barbara) Malta of Forest, VA, Brian (Valerie) Malta of Sugar Grove, PA, son-in-law : Dwayne Shall of Aliquippa, PA, four grandchildren: Destini Malta of Kennedy, NY, Cherish (Chad) Wright of Celoron, NY, Brittany (Jason) Gilbert of Forest, VA, Joseph Malta of Stockton, CA, two handsome -grandchildren: Shaylyn Tia Shall of Aliquippa, PA, Sarah Arnold of Jamestown, NY, seven great-grandchildren: Brooklyn, Parker, Kennedy and Adeline Gilbert, Hailey Malta, Cheston and Chase Wright, and her sister, Diane Francis from Pine Island, FL.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Charles Malta, Jr.
Carl’s passing will fill the lives he touched, especially his immediate family, with great sadness.
Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lind Funeral Home.
The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Lind Funeral Home. Interment will be in Sainte-Croix Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers and Carl’s love for his dogs, memorials can be given to any human society you choose.
You can leave words of condolence for Carl’s family at www.lindfunerahome. com.