Mal was an important part of my life as a child. I have incredibly warm memories of spending Thanksgivings and family vacations with Mal, Lee and their children. He always was a special friend to my mom and dad. I am so glad to have visited him at Steve's house in California a few years ago. I extend my warmest thoughts to his kids and grandkids. Sharon Haensly, January 29, 2018 Mal has been a dear friend for almost 60 years. My husband and Mal's wife, Lee, were classmates and friends at Brooklyn College. Their friendship grew to include Mal and I after our marriages and we grew closer over the years so that eventually we came to regard each other as family. Many wonderful Thanksgivings were celebrated together with our families. Mal epitomized the meaning of friendship. He flew from California to Florida to visit my husband who was homebound; arrived as a surprise guest at our 50th anniversary celebration and came to Florida one last time to attend my husband's memorial service. For the last several years I looked forward to our weekly phone conversations when Mal and I exchanged news about our respective families. Mal was a wonderful friend and he will always hold a special place in my heart. sue raymond, January 22, 2018 Mal was a great friend who I met at the condo pool. We've known each other for over 10 years. He was very generous and the smartest man I know, finance-wise. I often called him my "financial consultant" jokingly because he was such a whiz at numbers. His priority was always family and he adored his 2 granddaughters who were at the pool on occasion. I was always impressed with this man's energy, skiing and doing things most 85 year old men would not be capable of. Even more admirable was his mind was so sharp til the end. Mal did not beat around the bush, he was very direct and didn't mince words. At times I took it personal and got my feelings hurt, but then I had to remember he's from New York (New Jersey), lol and that was his personality. I must have asked him a hundred times if I could do anything for him, drive him some place, shop for him, and not once did he ask for a thing from me. Very independent and hard for him to accept favors. He even got mad when I gave him Christmas gifts! I consider him a blessing in my life and it was a true honor to have known this man. RIP Mal, Godspeed to you. Fly with the angels my friend.