George J. Malmberg
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George J. Malmberg, RPh, FACA, FACVP, co-founder and chief executive officer of Wedgewood Pharmacy, passed away on April 22, 2013 in Wilmington, Delaware following a brief illness. A resident of Sarasota, Florida, he was 64. With his loving wife of 39 years, Lucy Malmberg, RPh, FACA, FACVP, he transformed a New Jersey community pharmacy they purchased in 1981 into one of the largest specialized compounding pharmacies in the United States, with more than 230 employees serving tens of thousands of prescribers and millions of people and animals.
Mr. Malmberg was an icon in the compounding pharmacy profession, a friend and beloved mentor to many who lead and will lead the industry. He was a passionate advocate for the rights of prescribers and pharmacists to develop customized medicines for people and animals. He was generous with his time, money and talent, frequently leading efforts to defend the legal rights of compounding pharmacists and patients who need access to personalized medications. His leadership, wisdom and clarity will be sorely missed at Wedgewood Pharmacy, on the national stage and on Capitol Hill.
He is survived by his wife, Lucy Malmberg his sister-in-law, Gloria (Bruce) Bartow and his siblings, Karen (Thom) Cole, Steve, Richard, Paul and Kim Malmberg.
Celebrate Mr. Malmberg's life on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Brandywine Valley Baptist Church, Seven Mount Lebanon Road, Wilmington, Delaware. Friends and family may call from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life at 11:00 a.m. A reception follows the service.
In lieu of flowers, please support one of Mr. Malmberg's favorite causes:
The University of the Sciences, General Scholarship Fund 600 S. 43rd St. Philadelphia, PA 19104 and Sunday Breakfast Mission 110 N. Poplar St. Wilmington, DE 19801
For online condolences visit:
McCrery & Harra Funeral Home
3924 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803
Published in The News Journal from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2013