Rev. Milton Alvin Maly
May 13, 1940
May 30, 2016
The Reverend Milton Alvin Maly, the youngest and only son of 6 children of Czech parents Edwin and Albina Maly, was born on May 13, 1940 in Taylor, Texas. He served his country proudly for 4 years in the US Air Force and later graduated from the University of Texas, followed by Moravian Seminary in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Austin Presbyterian Seminary in Austin, Texas from which he was ordained into Christian ministry and awarded a Master of Divinity degree in 1969. He, with his family, served the Miskito Indians through the Moravian Board of World Mission in Ahuas, Honduras for 6 years. During his 45 years of Christian ministry he pastored many Unity of The Brethren congregations in Texas including Rosenberg, Alief, Seaton, Buckholts, Wesley, Industry, Fayetteville and Caldwell as well as served as a hospice chaplain. For 26 years he was the editor of The Brethren Journal, the denominational publication, and shared his passion for the Spanish language by teaching it for 12 years in several schools, colleges and universities.
He will be remembered by his quiet patience and humility, moderately funny humor, love for all people no matter their age, race, or station in life, his ’79 Datsun and ‘02 red Tacoma, hundreds of baby stools and other handcrafted furniture, his intense, unwavering affection for his “Lady” of 36 years, his sense of pride and fulfillment in his family, his mechanical and electrical skill, the dusty self-portrait of Rembrandt in his very messy shop, his command of many languages, his moral compass, his hankering for traveling and family vacations, the home he made in the woods, his pride at serving his country, a weakness for spiced pumpkin pecan Blue Bell ice cream, his 40 year membership in Lion’s Club International, his 2 books Rev’s Elations and Rev’s Elations 2, and dedication to Christian ministry.
After a long battle with brain disease, he quietly and confidently left this life surrounded at home by his family on May 30, 2016 to be with his eternal Father in Heaven and to be reunited with his parents, sister Elsie, and son Darren. He leaves behind to mourn his passing his wife of 36 years Jean; children Michael, Ginger and Eddie, Brandon, Rachel and David, Gregory and Susan, Andrew and Mindi, and Benjamin; grandchildren Christopher, Alexander, Isabel, Savannah, David, Jake, Naomi, Taylor, and Cruz; sisters Annie, Georgia, Elizabeth, and Sylvia, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
His family is grateful for the loving care received from caregivers Jeanette Willis, Yvonda “Cookie” Adams, and Diane “Anna” Williams.
The public memorial service will take place at Taylor Brethren Church on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. with The Reverend Doctor Larry Koslovsky officiating. A private family interment of his cremated remains will follow on a later date at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.
Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611 To share condolences visit www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.