Paul Collimore Molloy, 91, of Whispering Pines died Sunday, May 12th, 2019 after a brief illness.

He was born in New Rochelle, NY on March 4th, 1928 to Dorothy Henriques Rowe and David J. Molloy. The family later moved to Scarsdale, NY where he attended Scarsdale High School and later graduated from Villanova University.  Paul met his wife, Joan Breen, in Scarsdale and they married in 1951 after his service in the Japanese Occupation and the Korean War.   They lived in Scarsdale, NY for over 40 years where they raised their 5 children.

After college Paul went to work for the Shell Oil Company, then Connecticut General Insurance Co., and finally Guardian Life Insurance Company 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 form 1972 to 1985 and worked the U.S. Open, as well as Wimbledon, The Suntory Cup matches in Tokyo and the Governors’ Cup in Puerto Rico.

He and Joan were married for over 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, AL; Jacqueline Ann Molloy Nichols (Bill) of Astoria, Oregon; Juliane Molloy Ford (Richard) of Charles Town, WV 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, NC and sister, Sheila Molloy Nichols, of Concord, CA.

A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at The Country Club of Whispering Pines, 2 Club House Blvd. Whispering Pines, from 11:00 – 1:00 P.M.

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Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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