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Bob Stiepock

Bill and I were best friends. We spent a lot of time together, hanging out together as friends, as teammates, and one summer working at the Jersey shore. Of course, his leadership in industry attests to his to his business acumen, and he was a superb athlete. But perhaps a lesser known aspect of his personality was his sense of humor. We laughed a lot. It's fun to remember.

Mike Goodrich

Sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. He was a great a friend of mine and my father and mother. He was also a terrific director and advisor to BE&K. He will be missed. Mike

Susan Castiglia Dunlap

WOW!! What a man!!!

Linda Merritt

My thoughts and prayers are with family.

Connie Carver

My deepest sympathy to the family

David and Linda Sexton

Bill was such a good neighbor and always had a friendly word to share. We have missed seeing him and so happy that he is with Jane now.

Zaven S. Ayanian

Jane & Bill were such wonderful friends.

Zaven S. Ayanian

Bill & Jane we’re both neighbors and WONDERFUL friends.

Jim Mayo

I first met Bill and Jane when we were raising money to build the inpatient building at Baptist Nassau. I was always impressed with their gracious demenour. They seemed to be grateful to us for giving them the opportunity to participate in this project. I am so glad I was given the chance to meet them. They cared deeply for their community. RIP

Kathleen & Ed Greeves

William C. O'Malley


William C. O’Malley (March, 4, 1937- May 24, 2024) born in Scranton, PA to the late Russell J. O’Malley and Helen Marie Burke has died at 87. Bill earned his degree at the University of Scranton and completed the Harvard Graduate School of Business Advanced Management Program. Bill started his career at Arthur Young & Company in New York. He became a CPA, joined the partnership in 1970 and became managing partner with responsibility for all Washington, DC. offices until he left in 1981. He then joined Southern Natural Gas, Inc. (Sonat) with responsibilities for their offshore drilling business. He had taken the company known as Sonat Offshore public and was Chairman and CEO. Bill left Sonat in 1994 to become Chairman and CEO of Tidewater, Inc., based in New Orleans until his retirement.

Bill married his high school sweetheart, Jane Margaret Lyons in June, 1959. While living in McLean, VA Bill enjoyed playing golf as often as he could. He liked to garden and plant flowers and tomatoes. He and Jane loved supporting their children and made a vast network of long-term friendships especially while attending their team sporting events.

As his career continued to flourish, it led to family moves to Houston, TX, Birmingham, AL and New Orleans, LA with Sonat, Inc. and Tidewater. Bill was honored by having a Tidewater ship named after him.

Upon retirement, Bill and Jane moved to Amelia Island permanently where he was an avid golfer. He continued his support for Scranton Prep, University of Scranton and Baptist Nassau Hospital in Fernandina Beach, FL of which Bill and Jane were benefactors.

He leaves behind his children Jennifer of Amelia Island, William, Jr. (Sheila) of Houston, TX and Burke (Kara) of Vienna, VA, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He is predeceased by wife, Jane and daughter Catherine. He is also survived by three sisters, Judith Graziano of Scranton, PA, Margie Cawley of Jacksonville, FL and Susan (Richard) Campbell of Australia. He is predeceased by one sister, Nancy and two brothers, Jim and Russell, Jr.

Rather than flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Baptist Medical Center Nassau at 841 Prudential Dr., Suite 1300, Jacksonville, FL 32207.
A private celebration of Bill’s life as a dedicated husband and father will be held amongst family.


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