Richard J. Mallien

February 9, 1948September 19, 2021

Richard J. Mallien, age 73, passed away 9-19-21 following an accident in his home.

He was born 2-9-48 to Thomas O. And Mary (Cardilli) Mallien. He graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School and St. Louis U., with a degree in Biology.

During college and afterword, Rich worked in the Hotel Hospitality business in California and Decatur, IL. Since 1985, he was employed by the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners until his retirement.

A lover of birds, Rich volunteered at the World Bird Sanctuary for over 50 years.

He is survived by two brothers: Thomas (Charlene), St. Louis, Mo. and James (Cindy) of St. Petersburg, FL., nieces and nephews: Steve(Mary) Mallien, Susan(Mark) Laspe,Jeremy (Sheridan) Greenwalt, and James and Genevieve Mallien.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to Incarnate Word Academy High School, St. Louis, Mo. or World Bird Sanctuary, Valley Park, Mo.

Visitation just before the 10 a.m. Mass on 10-9-21 at Sacret Heart Catholic Church, 751 N. Jefferson St., Florissant (St. Louis) Mo. 63031, with burial following at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Florissant, Mo.

Donations may be made in honor of Richard Mallien to: Incarnate Word Academy High School 2788 Normandy Drive St. Louis, Mo. 63121

World Bird Sanctuary 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road Valley Park, Mo. 63088 Attn: Roger Holloway.

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  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 9, 2021


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Debra Scarbrough

September 28, 2021

Richard was the "brother" that always made me feel welcome. He always seemed glad to see me, no matter how long between visits. I loved the banter with him and the big brother perspective.

I remember years ago he was at my "other" mother's beckon call since she didn't drive. Once I had my driver's license, I helped out by taking her places. He was a good son to her. I miss Mary and now I will miss Richard. Two very special people!

Roger Holloway

September 24, 2021

On behalf of World Bird Sanctuary, I extend our heartfelt condolences to the Mallien family on the passing of Rich. It is difficult to put into words what Rich's contribution to RRPP and WBS meant. He was, and to this point still is, the longest tenured volunteer in the history of our organization. We looked forward to every day Rich would spend with us and all of the valuable work that he did for the birds we care for. He accomplished so much for our mission and he will never be forgotten. Generations of us knew and worked with him for 40 years. We will miss him so much. RIP, Rich.