14 October, 1947 – 14 October, 2020
Eulogy for Fredric H Mall By Elliot Mall, brother
Fred was proud to have served in the air force. He loved traveling, would even take bus tours. Stationed in Taiwan for over a year, during the Vietnam conflict. Able to take leave to Japan, and other Southeast Asia countries. In the late 60's he said those were the best times of his life.
He was well liked and made friends easily. He loved to talk, maybe the subject matter was over the top for lay people to understand, and his good heartedness was always evident.
He loved his family, parents, Miriam and Sam, sisters and brother, Rhoda, Maxine, Elliot and sister-in law Cathie, his son David, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. And many cousins.
Maybe he wasn't so good at showing his feelings, but they were there. He chose to live many years as a loner, and always worked hard, never a burden, he was honest. And never wanted to put anyone out. From around the year 2000, M. S. weakened him so that he could no longer work. My wife Cathie and I had him come live with us.
The next 5 years were some of his happiest of his adult life. Living in Harwich with us and our many animals which he loved. There were always people around, coming and going. At that time he re-united with his son David. This made him whole.
Probably for the first time in his life, he finally learned not to worry, and enjoy the moments. Simple pleasures like riding his electric scooter up and down the bicycle path that ran by the front yard. Hanging out with Family with their friends. He was very happy.
Unfortunately he needed 24 hour special care and spent the rest of his life in nursing facilities. He still had joy; he made friends in these places. The staff always liked him.
The last years, his son David would visit him regularly. That made him proud and happy. His end was probably a blessing, at this time. He loved his religion, and was proud of being a Jew.
He will be missed. I will love him forever, as my heart is broken! Elliot