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1927 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Kuzma Malahni Obituary
Kuzma Bartul Malahni Feb.5, 1927 – Jan. 1, 2017

Kuzma "Gus" Malahni, beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, was a lifelong resident of San Pedro. He was born and raised in Barton Hill and attended Barton Hill Elementary School where he was a proud Cougar. Gus attended Dana Junior High School and graduated from San Pedro High School. During his high school years he played baseball, basketball and track. After high school, Gus was a merchant seaman. In 1948, he became a longshoreman for Local 13. He eventually transferred to ILWU Local 94 where he proudly served until retirement in 2005. Gus was the youngest child of Kuzma and Kata Malahni. He had two brothers (John and Mike) and one sister (Agnes). Gus married Lora Lee Swartz in 1955. Lora passed away in 1992. Gus is survived by his children and their spouses- Pete and Alice Malahni, John and Jacquelene Malahni, and Michele and Joe Smaltz. Gus is also survived by seven grandchildren- Mark Malahni, Matt Malahni, Melissa Malahni, Monique Malahni, Taylor Malahni, Dylan Malahni, and Tara Smaltz; five great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Kuzma was loved and cherished by his family and all who knew him. He will be missed. Visitation will be held on Sunday 2-7 p.m. at McNerney's Mortuary. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. at McNerney's Mortuary Chapel followed by interment at Green Hills Memorial Park. Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com or dailybreeze.com.
Published in Daily Breeze from Jan. 6 to Jan. 9, 2017
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