1929 - 2020
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SCHWALJE, Malvin Chester Longtime Sudbury Resident Passes in Florida Age 90, born August 10, 1929, died on January 8, 2020 in Fort Pierce, Florida following a struggle with cancer. He leaves his wife of 54 years, Margaret (Pat) Griffen Schwalje, his daughter Nancy Lynn Schwalje Travis, his son Steven David Schwalje, and his grandchildren Taylor and Logan Schwalje and Lily and Rose Travis. Born in Plainfield and raised in Metuchen, New Jersey, the son of Charles and Josephine (Moscarelli) Schwalje, Mal was a longtime resident of Sudbury, Massachusetts before retiring to Fort Pierce in 1996. Mal received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University and an MBA from New York University. He served as an Air Force First Lieutenant at Patrick Air Force Base in Cocoa Beach during the Korean war. Mal met the love of his life, Pat Griffen, at a Christmas party in Manhattan in December 1963, glimpsing her laughing across a crowded room, reminiscent of the song "Some Enchanted Evening." They married in 1965 at the Village Presbyterian Church in New York City. Mal's business experience was in the marketing of high-technology products, with ten years in international business, including with American Standard, Westinghouse, CTI Cryogenics, Frequency and Time Systems (FTS) and EG&G. Mal was particularly proud of his work as vice president of marketing at FTS, where he was instrumental in the sale of the frequency standards at the heart of GPS satellites. Following retirement, Mal volunteered at the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), St. Lucie County History Center, and Florida Attorney General, among others. Mal had a passion for classic cars, boating and golf. He will be remembered for his quick wit, engaging smile and sense of humor. A Memorial Service was held January 13th at the Haisley Funeral Home in FORT PIERCE and will be followed by a private Burial at Bedford Union Cemetery in Bedford, New York.

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Published in Boston Globe from Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, 2020.
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October 11, 2020
Wonderful friend of Edward Black.
Trying to contact his wife, Margaret (Pat) Schwalje
She has a friend Anne McCarthy Randall that would like to talk to her. The correct number to call is 813-368-5879
Phyllis Black
October 11, 2020
What a wonderful friend Mal was for Edward Black back in New York City and then later in Fort Pierce, Fl. I would like to talk to Pat as her friend Anne McCarthy Randall lives very close to me in Sun City Center. Please call me.
Phyllis Black
Phyllis Black
August 10, 2020
our condolences to Pat, Nancy and Stephen. I worked with Pat At the Fernald School in Massachusetts and became good friends and spent many good times together. I still remember visiting you when you moved to Ft. Pierce and always look forward to our annual Christmas cards and exchanged what was happening with our family's. Remembering you, Mal, Nancy & Stephen,today and always.

Virginia & Richie Keenan
Virginia Keenan
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