KINGSTON – Ulster County Legislator James Maloney has died. He was 61 years old when he passed away from cancer on Wednesday, July 10.
Maloney, who was the assessor for the towns of Ulster and Kingston, was a long-time friend of Ulster Town Supervisor James Quigley.
“I have known Jim Maloney since high school and today I am dealing with a large hole in my heart personally as well as a hole in the town and I prefer to remember all the good times we had together growing up and growing old and I am going to miss that infectious laugh,” said Quigley.
Roger Rascoe, the county Republican chairman, said Maloney, who was the party’s vice chairman, worked his whole life for the public.
“Jim believed in helping others, helping anyone he could and always being there for his friends and family. He loved his wife Brenda more than any words can explain and he lived for time they spent together,” Rascoe said.
County Executive Patrick Ryan said Maloney “dedicated his life to public service.”
Ryan said, “As an elected official and as an employee of the Town of Ulster and Town of Kingston, he committed himself to enhancing the communities that he grew up in and that he loved.”