Florence O’Malley was a former dean at ALHS, a Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient in 2009 and so much more for the Lincoln Community. She headed up the Lincs, restarted the Senior Breakfast and was the Summer Search Coordinator at ALHS. The below is her obituary from the SF Chronicle. She wil lbe missed.
December 15, 1939 – April 18, 2022
Florence Margaret O’Malley passed away peacefully on April 18, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her parents, Ruth & Edward, and her brother, Eddie. Florence was a kind and generous spirit who we will greatly miss.
Florence was born on December 15, 1939, in San Francisco, California, to Edward & Ruth Kelley O’Malley joining her older brother Eddie. Florence lived her whole life in San Francisco where she graduated from St. Cecilia’s Grammar School and Mercy High School. Florence continued her education and received her Bachelor of Arts at Lone Mountain. She next earned her Master of Arts from Stanford University much to her cousin Jim’s disdain. The Cal and Stanford feud was a great source of joy for Florence and her cousins. And finally, she finished her Post Graduate at the University of San Francisco.
Florence was a devoted teacher, counselor, and dean in the San Francisco Unified School District. She was loved and respected by students and faculty at James Denman Junior High School, Horace Mann Junior High School, George Washington High School, Balboa High School, and Abraham Lincoln High School. Florence devoted countless hours of her time mentoring her students and created meaningful relationships throughout her career. Florence worked to secure scholarships for her students including the University of California Incentive Awards and Summer Search while at Lincoln. She remained active in education long after her retirement by contributing her expertise to numerous scholarship funds.
Florence was a proud Irish Catholic who always put her family and friends first. She will be missed wholeheartedly by her cousins, the Murphys and Kelleys, as well as countless friends she kept throughout her lifetime. Florence was truly a gift to all who knew her. We would like to extend our thanks to Dr. Frank Charlton for taking excellent care of Florence and her brother Eddie. Also we want to give a very special thank you to Claire Treacy for her caring presence with Florence in the last few months who surely enjoyed her stories from Ireland.
Florence was truly a driving force, and we will miss her forever.
Services will be held on Thursday April 28, 2022, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 2555 17th Ave., San Francisco, California. Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Florence’s name may be made to:
Florence and Eddie O”Malley Memorial Scholarship Abraham Lincoln High School.
St. Cecilia’s Grammar School