Walter Malen

Walter Malen 1924-2013

Walter Malen passed away on Friday December 13, 2013 in his own home. He was born in New York, New York on September 2, 1924; the son of Walter Malinski and Mary Tocarchek Malinski.

Walter was a World War II veteran and served in the US ARMY. Walter Malen was married to Eleanor Elizabeth Marian in October 1957; They were blessed with a 52 year marriage. Eleanor pre-deceased Walter in November 2009 Walter was an active Real Estate Broker in Poughkeepsie, New York and retired to Rancho Carlsbad in Carlsbad, California.

Walter is survived by his niece Lorraine Slacin; two nephews, John B Marian II and Edmund R. Marian. Additionally, Walter is survived by his grandniece Amy Sanzo; two grandnephews Stephen L. Slacin, and Mark Slacin.

Walter was a life master bridge player and loved bridge. Walter was a kind, modest, gentle man and proud of his polish heritage. Nostrovia walt!

Final internment services will be held in the spring 2014 at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Poughkeepsie, New York.


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Mark Slacin

January 3, 2014

We will miss you Uncle Matty! We loved your fiesty New York spirit. Rest in Peace. You will be missed. Love, Mark, Kristin, Katie, and Mark Slacin

Amy Sanzo

December 21, 2013

I will miss my uncle and godfather Walter Malen. I remember visiting him in Carlsbad years ago. Aunt Eleanor went out to play bridge and we got into Uncle Matty's secret chocolate stash. She came home and said, "What have you two been up to?"...I guess we looked guilty! I hope you took some chocolate with you Uncle Matty! Love, your grandniece Amy, husband Dave, and our children Joe and Matthew

Lorraine Slacin

December 21, 2013

My uncle, Walter Malen, was a loving brother to his only sibling, my mother Stella Orzechowski who died September 2, 2006. He was a caring uncle to me and my husband Steve and our children Mark Slacin, Amy Sanzo, and Stephen L.Slacin. We will miss you Uncle Matty! Love, your niece Lorraine and family

Marquita Yun

December 21, 2013

I will miss you Walter!!! You are an amazing man and I will never forget you.

December 19, 2013

Walter, wherever you are, you will always be with us. Though we have known you only since Eleanor died, you became a beloved friend and an integral member of our family.

Berny and Joanie Goott and family. We love you Walter.