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Tuesday, February 27, 2024


Sept. 28, 2003 – C. Wayne Mallory died Wednesday in Grand Junction, Colo. after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 80.
Mallory was born in Davison, Mich. Nov. 18, 1922 but moved as a young child with his parents Merle Otis and Blanche Snyder Mallory, to Flint, Mich.. He grew up in Flint and graduated from Flint's Central High School.
Mallory attended Duke University. Later he served with the Marine Corps 2nd Division in the Pacific during World War II.
But Mallory was best known on St. Thomas as an enthusiastic charter boat captain. Most recently he and his wife Irene could be found aboard the sailboat Sundance, which was kept at American Yacht Harbor when Mallory wasn't entertaining guests with a sail around the islands.
It had long been his dream to sail the Caribbean, according to his daughter Cassandra. So seventeen years ago, upon retirement from a successful real estate and land development business that he had worked for 35 years in Flint, Mallory began that realization – here on St. Thomas.
Also, and avid snow skier, Mallory was a ski school director for 27 years and ski coach for the junior team with the Central United States Ski Association. He was a member of both the Southern Rocky Mountain Ski Association and the Professional Ski Instructors Association.
Mallory also loved a good golf game.
After retiring from his cruising career at 79, Wayne and Irene moved to Montrose, Colo., where they made their home.
Mallory died at St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center in Grand Junction.
After a viewing and funeral services held Saturday, Mallory was to be cremated.
He is survived by his wife, Irene; two daughters, Cassandra and Tamara; son-in-law Jose Stucky; grandchildren Ian, Erik, Emily and Eben Stucky; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Joan Klock.
Arrangements have been handled by Crippin Funeral Home and Crematory of Montrose.

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