Paul Collimore Molloy

Paul Collimore Molloy

Paul Collimore Molloy, 91, of Whispering Pines, North Carolina, died Sunday, May 12 after a brief illness.

He was born in New Rochelle on March 4, 1928, to Dorothy Henriques Rowe and David J. Molloy. The family later moved to Scarsdale, where he attended Scarsdale High School. He graduated from Villanova University and met his wife, Joan Breen, in Scarsdale. They married in 1951 after his service in Japan and Korea and lived in Scarsdale for more than 40 years, raising five children.

After college Mr. Molloy went to work for Shell Oil Co., then Connecticut General Insurance Co., and finally Guardian Life Insurance Co. in 1958 where he specialized in pension plans for small corporations.

He was an avid golfer all his life and managed to shoot his age many times starting at the age of 72. He was also a member of the board of governors at the Scarsdale Golf Club, as well as a member of the Fox Meadow Tennis Club. He was a past president of the Eastern Tennis Umpires Association and a past president of the American Platform Tennis Association. In addition, he was an international tennis umpire from 1972 to 1985 and worked at the U.S. Open, as well as Wimbledon, the Suntory Cup matches in Tokyo and the Governors’ Cup in Puerto Rico.

Mr. Molloy was married for more than 66 years and moved to Whispering Pines in 1995. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan, in 2018, and son J.D. (John David), in 1973.  He is survived by daughters Cheryl Lee Molloy Eshenbaugh (Michael) of Calera, Alabama; Jacqueline Ann Molloy Nichols (Bill) of Astoria, Oregon; Juliane Molloy Ford (Richard) of Charles Town, West Virginia and son, Michael Paul Molloy (Marie) of Aberdeen, North Carolina, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his brother, Fred Molloy of Pinehurst, North Carolina, and sister, Sheila Molloy Nichols, of Concord, California.

A celebration of his life is scheduled for Friday, May 17, at 11 a.m. at the Country Club of Whispering Pines, 2 Club House Blvd., Whispering Pines. Services are being handled by Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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