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The Maloy Funeral Home was founded in 1896 on First Street in Duquesne, Pennsylvania, by J. Albert Maloy.  The funeral home was relocated to a second location on Grant Avenue for several years and moved to its present location, 915 Kennedy Avenue, Duquesne in the 1940’s.

The funeral home was operated by J. Albert Maloy until his retirement.  Then his son, Leo A. Maloy, continued the business until his death in 1957.  At that time, his wife, Mercedes T. Maloy, operated the funeral home; first with a widow’s license, and then with her own funeral director’s license which she earned by completing a course of studies at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1963.

William B. Schleifer, from Braddock, and Jean Ann (Zubak) Schleifer, from Trafford, were married in 1974 and purchased the funeral home in December 1975.  Bill is a second generation funeral director.  Bill’s father, Theodore J. Schleifer Jr., opened his funeral home in Braddock in 1962.  The Schleifer Family proudly announced in May 2005, that Bill and Jean’s son, William Brian, Schleifer, had also become a licensed funeral director and would work with his father.

Bill is committed to serving his families with the utmost support during and after the death of their loved one.  Some of the projects he has initiated as part of his commitment are:  the funeral home was a sponsor and volunteer participant for the November 11, 2000 balloon release in conjunction with the groundbreaking of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.; a grief support group; Serra High School Pallbearers Club; and a Christmas Remembrance.

The Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home is one of the oldest businesses in Duquesne and West Mifflin Area.

William B. Schleifer graduated from St. Thomas District High School, Braddock, in 1968; Community College of Allegheny County, Boyce Campus, in 1970; and graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1971.  Bill was honored at the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Convention in 1998 as a 25-year license.  He also attends numerous seminars, workshops, and talks as part of his continuing education credits.

Bill and Jean have resided above the funeral home since 1980 and raised their family there.  They are the parents of Jenny, a nurse at Kane Regional Center, in McKeesport; Kristen Matusiak, a nurse in the Emergency Room at Hamot Medical Center, in Erie; and William Brian “Billy” a licensed funeral director at the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home.

“My family and I truly appreciate all that our employees have done throughout the years to help us provide caring and dignified service to the families we have been privileged to serve.  We are humbled and grateful to know that you have invited us into your family and into your home at your darkest moments.  To know that you trust us enough to care for your deceased loved one is an honor and responsibility that we take very seriously.  Thank you for making us part of your family and allowing us to become a lifelong friend.”

William B. Schleifer

  • Bill is a very active member in his community with his participation in the following organizations:
  • Planning Commission for the City of Duquesne
  • Duquesne Business Advisory Corporation Home Equity Conversion Program
  • Knights of Columbus Council 4210
  • Duquesne-West Mifflin Boys and Girls Club Board Member
  • Saint Joseph Parish
  • Christ the Light of the World Parish
  • Saint Joseph Pastoral Council
  • Christ the Light of the World Parish Pastoral Council
  • Saint Joseph Parish Usher
  • Member of City of Duquesne Volunteer Fire Department since 2010
  • West Mifflin Lions Club
  • Wanders Car Club
  • Board Member of Allegheny County Funeral Directors Association since 1989
  • President of Allegheny County Funeral Directors Association in 1996
  • Past member of Duquesne Catholic School Board/Task Force
  • Volunteer for Meals on Wheels
  • Volunteered for Duquesne Centennial Committee Celebration
  • One of the organizers and participant in the city of Duquesne Memorial Service honoring the victims of September 11, 2001
  • Instrumental in developing a pallbearer program with Serra Catholic High School, where young men and women from the school volunteer their time to serve as pall bearers for families who do not have them
  • Past President of the Duquesne-West Mifflin Chamber of Commerce and has served on the board for a number of years.
  • President of PA Funeral Directors Association 2010-2011
  • Served as a volunteer for the recovery of US Air Flight #427 in Hopewell and United Flight #93 in Shanksville.
  • Member of the Allegheny County Funeral Directors Association, which is a sustaining partner of the Caring Place, a center for grieving children, adolescents and their families.
  • Member of the PA Funeral Directors Association
  • Member of the Natioanl Funeral Directors Association


William Brian Schleifer

  • A graduate of Serra Catholic High School, McKeesport, in 2000; Penn State, McKeesport Campus, in 2000; and graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2005.
  • Member of City of Duquesne Volunteer Fire Department since 2001
  • Meals on Wheels Volunteer
  • Knights of Columbus Council 4210
  • Member of the Allegheny County Funeral Directors Association
  • Member of the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association
  • Member of National Funeral Directors Association

Mark Donato

A graduate of Penn Hills High School, Robert Morris College and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.  He has been a Licensed Funeral Director since 1992 and is a certified preplanning consultant (of which there are only 800 nationwide).  He also served as a volunteer for US AIR Flight #427.

Allan J. Weber

  • Lifetime Duquesne and West Mifflin resident.  He is a 1979 graduate of Duquesne High School and a West Mifflin resident.  He was a  1981 Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, and 1992 Carlow College, Bachelor of Science in Biology.
  • Allan's accomplishments are as follows:
  • Former Deputy coroner for Washington County, PA
  • He is a Pathologist’s assistant/autopsy supervisor formerly with UPMC now associated with Monongalia Health System
  • Representative 1989 National Forum on AIDS and HIV, in Washington D.C.
  • Volunteered in recovery efforts of both Flights US AIR #427 and United Flight #93
  • Member of The American Association of Pathologists Assistants

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