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In Memoriam: Passing of Mr. Charles J. "CJ" Mallia


Archbishop Molloy High School is deeply saddened to share the sudden passing of Mr. Charles J. “CJ” Mallia on February 16, 2023. Mr. Mallia was a member of Molloy’s Administration, serving as Vice President of Technology and Innovation.

Mr. Mallia graduated from St. Francis Preparatory High School and later earned degrees in Computer Science and Computer Engineering at New York University. He worked as a Systems Administrator at Columbia University before arriving at Molloy in 1998.

When Mr. Mallia first joined Molloy’s staff as Technology Coordinator, the school’s infrastructure for technology was relatively limited. Mr. Mallia brought the school forward with the times, establishing high-speed Internet and improving the hardware and software available to students and faculty. Later, as Technology Director, Mr. Mallia implemented many technological advancements at Molloy, notably Smart Boards in every classroom (2008) and the introduction of one-to-one computing (2014). He also established an expanded Information Technology Department (IT) to ensure that Molloy’s growing technology infrastructure could be properly managed.

In response to COVID-19, when Molloy transitioned to remote and hybrid learning, Mr. Mallia and the IT Department oversaw the crucial implementation of Zoom as well as state-of-the-art cameras and microphones in every classroom. The efforts of Mr. Mallia and the IT Department ensured that Molloy would continue offering the highest standard of education possible amidst the challenges of a pandemic.

In 2021, Mr. Mallia officially became part of Molloy’s Administration when he was promoted to Vice President of Technology and Innovation. In this role, Mr. Mallia began overseeing a new school-wide Communications Department with the goal of centralizing internal and external communications. He continued to oversee Molloy’s IT Department while managing all technology in the school.

Mr. Mallia had a unique understanding of Molloy’s technology and personnel needs, as well as great forethought in planning for future needs. He was beloved by his colleagues, whom he advocated for relentlessly. In a statement, Principal Dr. Penikas said, “Mr. Mallia was a truly wonderful person who inspired all who met him. Always upbeat, kind, compassionate, warm, and funny, he brought joy to everything he did. He was a devoted husband and father and was a pillar of our community. He was also brilliant, innovative, and extremely hard working. I am honored to have called him my colleague, collaborator, and, most importantly, close friend.” President Richard Karsten '81 added, "CJ’s innovative contributions to Molloy will have a positive impact on generations to come.”

Mr. Mallia is survived by his beloved wife Trisha, daughters Abigail '23, Sarah '26, Emma, and Charlotte, mother Mary, siblings Jason, Jessica, and Elizabeth, and many cherished extended family and friends. We pray for the repose of the soul of Mr. Mallia, and we pray for his loved ones during this difficult time. Visitation and funeral services have been shared below.


Link to Memorial Page



2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Monday, February 20, 2023

Towers Funeral Home Inc.

2681 Long Beach Rd

Oceanside, NY 11572



9:45 am

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

St. Agnes RC Cathedral

29 Quealy Place

Rockville Centre, NY 11570


Final Resting Place

11:30 am

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

St. Charles Cemetery

2015 Wellwood Ave

Farmingdale, NY 11735