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AGE: 67 • Monmouth County
Malcolm Kalkhoven, Monmouth County, 67, died on Thursday at home in the arms of his loving daughters, Cate Kalkhoven-Chrostowski and Carol Kalkhoven-Garrison. His early demise was a result of his love affair with menthol cigarettes.
Malcolm was an Anglo-Saxon born in Karachi, India during the British occupation. He immigrated to the United States with his mother in 1956 settling in Atlantic Highlands. Malcolm attended Henry Hudson Regional High School and worked as Manager of Security for a major department store as well as in private investigations. He loved The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and of course, Elvis. He loved the Mets and remained loyal to the Jets despite their limited successes in recent history to which he continually said "thank you very much Bill Parcells!" He was a regular warm weather contributor to the maintenance and well-being of Monmouth Park Race Track and same for Freehold Raceway in the colder months. One of his fondest memories was of the cross country Amtrak trip he took in the 80s, and his family was delightedly and repeatedly treated to stories from this tour.
Malcolm was predeceased in 1948 by his father, Malcolm Kalkhoven, Sr. and in 2002 by his mother, Audrey Flatman Kalkhoven Gold. He is survived by his daughters (who wrote this obituary with loving adoration) Cate "the smart, successful one" (married to Mr. Jan Chrostowski) and Carol "the pretty, funny one" and by his grandchildren, Cassidy "Syd" Garrison, Kevin Garrison II, Juliet Garrison, Vivian Mallozzi, and great-grandson, Liam Phalon. These children were the very lights of his life. He is also survived by his former wives, including but not limited to, the mother of his children, M. Laura Pantini Kalkhoven Lee, and Lynne Dalton, who spent more than 30 years of her life abiding & supporting him through it all. He also had 4 stepchildren, 3 of whom wish to remain nameless (?), as well as Sarah Elmore Sambucini, who had the distinct honor of being raised as his own. Her 4 children considered him their grandpa.
The Johnson-McGinley Funeral Home in Wall is handling the arrangements. (Ex-wives welcome. And when we told him I was putting this in his obit, with a twinkle in his eye he asked, "Hey, ya think they'll come?") Visitation is Sunday from 4-7 p.m. and the funeral service is at 11 a.m. sharp on Monday. Don't be late. Daddy hated to be kept waiting. And frankly he'll start whether you're there or not.
Johnson-McGinley Funeral Home
2652 HWY 138
Wall, NJ 07719
Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 10, 2013