Louis John Malfaro, 84

Louis John Malfaro (Lou) was born on June 17, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA to Amadeo Malfaro and Mary Louise Bramante. He was raised in Sicklerville, New Jersey. He attended Villanova University where he earned a degree in Electrical Engineering. He had a successful career as an electrical engineer and worked as a Systems Analyst in the Missile and Space Division at General Electric Co. on the Manned Orbiting Laboratory Program, an early prototype of a crewed space station. His interest in arts and crafts led to his starting a stained glass business. Something Special produced sun-catchers and architectural stained glass windows and operated as a successful company for over 40 years.

Lou married Adela Rodgers St. Johns of Ridgewood, New Jersey (Immaculata College) on June 11, 1960. He is survived by Adela (Sunny), his wife of 61 years, and their six children, Louis Joseph (Lisa Maxwell), Paul (May Wang), William John, Mary Theresa (John Cutillo), Claire Ann (Arnaldo La Luz), and Michael Paul; 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Rosario Malfara. He is survived by his sister Mary Lou Allwein of Ambler, PA.

Lou moved his family to Upper Pottsgrove in 1974 to a 1860’s farmhouse, which he remodeled and modernized himself, adding electrical, heating and plumbing systems and doubling the size of the original structure.

Lou enjoyed spending time with his extended family, and was a loving and supportive father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He played an active role in the lives of many members of his extended family, as a mentor, friend, chauffeur and advocate. He enjoyed playing golf and traveled in the US and Europe with his wife Sunny. He was a member of the Pottstown Optimists and served for many years as an usher at St. Aloysius Catholic Church where his funeral mass will be celebrated.

Friends and family may visit in the Gathering Center of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, 223 Beech Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 on Monday, October 11, from 9:30 to 10:45 am. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am followed by an interment at the St. Aloysius Cemetery, 800 Buchert Road, Pottstown, PA, 19464.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lou’s honor to the St. Judes Children’s Hospital.

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Dear Sunny, So very sorry to hear of your husband's passing. I will remember him and you and your wonderful family in my prayers. Love, Mary Kay Schmidt Breen

~ mary kay breen NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA
10/23/2021 11:04:08 AM

so sorry to hear of your loss - an Amazing man with Amazing children - i am sending hugs and love, especially to my long-lost friend Paul

~ eve varady stowe, PA
10/15/2021 12:42:46 PM

Our deepest condolences to the Malfaro Family. On this sad occasion we remember the extraordinary accomplishments of Louis John Malfaro and celebrate his unwavering love for his family. May the Good Lord bless him and his dearly beloved family now and forever.

~ José Alejandro La Luz and Family New York, NY
10/11/2021 8:14:26 AM

My Deepest Sympathy to Sunny and the Malfaro family.

~ Cheryl Cutillo
10/9/2021 3:01:12 PM

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Lou.Lou and Sunny and were good friends of mine for 52 years and it was a friendship that I truly cherished.May God rest dear Lou’s soul and be of comfort to his dear wife.God bless.

~ Karen Hastings
10/7/2021 8:24:19 PM

My deepest condolence to the entire family. I will remember him for his kindness, love for his family and friend, and his eternal love for his wife. May he Rest In Peace and hope your pain be kind to you through time.

~ Eugenio Pacelli Villarreal
10/7/2021 4:24:50 PM

Being a friend of Paul and William Malfaro I was sadden to hear of the loss of their father Lou. My thoughts are with their large and loving family and looking back on the many times I spent at Lou and Sunny's home which was always fill with engaging conversation warm friendly faces and great food.

~ Thomas & Kathie Mitchell Lewes, DE
10/7/2021 3:26:08 PM

Words are hardly adequate at times like this. Lou was always very generous with his time. He will be missed. Our thoughts are with his family.

~ Reginald and Sarah Leister Pottstown, PA
10/7/2021 2:22:53 PM

My heartfelt condolences to the Malfaro family. “Old” Lou was a great man and will be missed. Peace to you all

~ Bill Moos elkins park, PA
10/7/2021 1:47:30 PM

I extend my deepest sympathies to the Malfaro family who lost such an amazing soul. In my thoughts & prayers during this time of sorrow.

~ Karitza La Luz
10/7/2021 12:56:29 PM

Excellent role model- unwavering passion for FAMILY. I’ll miss you.

~ Arnaldo La Luz
10/7/2021 12:35:41 PM