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John Malinofsky


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John Malinofsky Obituary
John Malinofsky

10/27/1919 – 3/26/2017

John was born and raised in New Jersey. As a young man he worked on a farm, as well as at a bowling alley, where he served as a manager and bartender. He joined the Army in 1941, and became a medic. In 1942, he met the love of his life, Ola Mae Sanders at a USO function in Arkansas. It was love at first sight – they were married 28 days later. John was sent to the Aleutian Islands off of Alaska, and after the war was sent to Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, California, where he was discharged from the service in 1945. John went to work at McCowan's Market in San Pedro, and later owned and operated a Texaco and Chevron Station, until he retired in 1972. He is preceded in death by his wife Ola Mae, as well as two brothers and two sisters. He is survived by one son, Butch (Barbara); three grandsons, Darrin (Mana), David, Brian (Karin); 4 great grandchildren, Sara, Taylor, Ian, and Tucker; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. We all called him "Pa," whom we loved dearly – we will miss him. We want to give special thanks to his caregivers, Maria and Leah. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the . Viewing will be at McNerney's Mortuary, Friday April 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, with a funeral service Saturday April 8th, also at McNerney's, at 11:30 am. Burial will be private. Please sign the guestbook at dailybreeze.com and mcnerneysmortuary.com.
Published in Daily Breeze from Apr. 4 to Apr. 6, 2017
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