John Alton Moaney Jr., 64, who was an orderly and then valet to Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1942 until the latter's death in 1969, died of cancer Sunday at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
He had joined the general shortly after entering the Army in 1942 and served with him in Africa and Europe through World War II.
After Gen. Eisenhower returned from overseas, Mr. Moaney was joined by his wife, Dolores, who became personal maid to Mamie Eisenhower.
The couple continued to serve the Eisenhowers while the general was President of Columbia University and then president of the United States.
In 1957, while they were in the White House, the Eisenhowers invited some of Mr. Moaney's friends in for a visit. Friends and family members 32 strong showed up to meet the president and first lady.
When the Eisenhowers moved to Gettysburg at the end of his presidency in 1961, the Moaneys went with them to work in their home there.
Mr. Moaney retired from the Army with the rank of master sergeant after Gen. Eisenhower's death in 1969. He and his wife, however, continued to serve Mrs. Eisenhower at Gettysburg until last year. They then moved to Washington.
Mr. Moaney was born in Easton, Md.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two stepdaughters, Sara Butler, of Washington, and Anna Butler, of New York City; five brothers, Daniel and Thomas, of Easton, Ernest, of Connecticut, George, of florida, and Harvey, of Chicago: three sisters, Molly Lane, of New York City, Ann Johnson, of Florida, and Ida Goldboro, of Maryland, and four grandchildren.