I just found out that Captain Richard F. Malm has passed. I was fortunate enough to have served under him during his service the Captain of the Port, Seattle, WA. I was fortunate enough to later have him assist me in getting a civilian position in the Coast Guard after I was injured and unable to return to my regular civilian job. He was one of the most memorable people I have ever had the fortune of knowing.
Thank you, Captain Malm, for having taught me so much about myself in the few years that I served under your command.
My deepest condolences to the Malm family. I have known Captain Malm since 1971. He was stern but fair; a very fine officer and a gentleman. God bless.
Words are always hard to find when a friend is no longer with us but missy you know how much dick meant to us through the years. Our friendship with missy goes back over 65 years and with dick once he and missy found each other. There will be a void in many places. Rest in peace our friend. Bob and Annie stevenson
Uncle Dick, the wonderful husband of my incredibly wonderful godmother. So many wonderful memories, such an fabulous sense of humor, so meticulous in all his studies and hobbies. I feel fortunate to have known him and I am thinking of all my God Siblings with much much love.
I served under Captain Dick Malm when he was District 13 Chief of Staff. I remember him as a great officer and a fine human being. Rest in peace, shipmate. My condolences to the Malm family.
Dick's passing stirred long dormant memories of our time together aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Klamath over 60 years ago. I remember that first meeting in the wardroom where Dick held out a hand offering friendship. He made it much easier for this new "Ensign" to learn all about ship board life. Missy, perhaps you remember our social life at the Sandpoint Officers Club with our fellow officers (Jurgens & Hangartner). Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss and may you find brighter days just ahead Donna & Merl Nellist
CAPT Malm was a personal inspiration to me. It was an honor to have known him.
Dear Missy and Family,
Charlete and I were most saddened by the news of Dick's sudden loss. We regret that we cannot attend the Tahoma services due to my own failing health.
Though I was a few years younger, we have always felt close and kept up with his (and yours) many activities - a Coast Guard career which was nearly identical to mine, and his ongoing volunteer services for KCTS, and the many volks walks through England. He led a full life one can only admire. Our best regards to all of you at this time.
Thinking of you during this difficult time, Missy. Your "old Hunts Point & High School friend", Pat and Dick Shinstrom
My sincere condolences to the Malm family. I only know Capt Malm through his youngest son. A person's character is most certainly reflected in the character of his children. That reflection is of a good man and father.
We will miss him and we do want for you, Missy, to stay in touch. It goes without saying anything we can do besides pray.
Bill and Shirley Nodell
Dear Missy and family - Richard was a stalwart friend, Company A roommate, leader of the "GOT" and always respected wherever he served. Our thoughts and prayers, Bob and Janet Witter
Missy and family, we were so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. Please know that you are being remembered in our thoughts and prayers.
Dear Missy and family,
We are very sad to learn of your loss. CAPT Malm was an inspiration to so many Coast Guard sailors. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Our Sincere Condolences and Sympathy on hearing of
the passing of a friend and respected Coast Guard Officer;
especially as a part of our Seattle Coast Guard Family.
Paul and Margie Versaw
I remember Captain Malm from his reputation as a skillled sailor. He was never in my chain of command, but ship drivers, especially in the 13th, spoke of him with great repect. Condolences to his family and friends.
One of my best and toughest bosses. And a great teacher.
Rest in peace Sir. Semper Paratus.
Missy and family --
My sincerest condolences on the passing of a great person. He will live on in my memories as he will in yours.
With greatest respect,
I remember my Uncle Dick as a strong and very courageous man- who at times could be very stern in his stature and demeanor. He was that and much more- as a very caring and loving person. Very brilliant and with talents including his needlepoint works that were such works of art - and his pride and joy- creating them, getting their "credentials" at the King County Fair- most if not all receiving blue ribbons- then giving the works of art to his children. I'm thankful for all the work he did in pursing the details of the Craven genealogy for his wife's family tree. I will miss you Uncle Dick. RIP
Renee Craven Deierling