Retired Marine Lt. Col. John H. Maloney, 57, a former pilot and supply management assistant supervisor for the Prince George's County Board of Education, died of cancer Friday at Malcolm Crow Medical Center at Andrews Air Force Base.

A Marine Corps pilot, Col. Maloney entered the service in 1942. During World War II, he served in the Pacific and China. He also flew helicopters in Korea during the conflict there.

He was later stationed in Hawaii and served as a supply officer in California and at Marine Corps headquarters here. His last assignment before retiring in 1968 was a tour in Vietnam.

For the past 12 years, he was assistant supervisor of supply management for the Prince George's County Board of Education. He retired in June for reasons of health.

Col. Maloney, who lived in Dunkirk, Md. was born in Daytona Beach, Fla. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and did post-graduate work in financial management at George Washington University here.

His military decorations include the Distinguished Flying Corss and the Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters.

Survivors include his wife, the former Helen Louise Johnson of Dunkirk; five daughters, Margaret Segal of Herndon, Susan Martin of Burlington, N.C., Joan Corbin of Savannah, Ga., Jean Purcell of Stillmore, Ga., and Barbara Maloney of Carolina Beach , N.C., and six grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.