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Peter "Buddy" Maland

June 10, 1942 — December 23, 2023

Coal City

Peter "Buddy" Maland

Age 81 of Coal City, Illinois, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2023, at ARC at Dwight.

Born June 10, 1942, in Morris, Illinois Peter Joseph was a son of Peter Earl and Rose J. (Spiezio) Maland. He was raised in Coal City and attended the local schools.

Buddy worked at Donico in Morris for many years while also during that period owning and operating Maland Shoe Repair in Coal City. He later took a position as a lead custodian with the Coal City School District, and it was here from where he retired.

Known for his tremendous love of collecting, Buddy enjoyed garage sales and over the years built on his collections of juke boxes, slot machines and coins to name a few. He was a guy that could run a conversation and never knew a stranger. In recent years it was his dog Bruno that gave him great companionship.

Survivors include his sons: Peter, Jr. (Tami) Maland of Diamond and Tony Maland (Megan Anderson) of Coal City; three grandchildren: Rita, Peter III and Charles, and his siblings: Ronald (Mary Jo) Maland, Rick (Mary Ann) Maland, Michael Maland, as well as Brad Allen, who was like family to Buddy.

Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Richard.

Cremation rites have been accorded and the family is planning a celebration of Buddy’s life for a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made as gifts in Buddy’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Cremation services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes and Crematory (815-634-2125)

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