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Arnold Â"ArnyÂ" M. Malech

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Malech Arnold "Arny" M. Malech, 86, of Westerville, died Monday, April 10, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Arny was born June 2, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York. Awarded BA, Brooklyn College; L.L.B. (J.D.) Brooklyn Law School; Master of Public Administration SUNY, Rockefeller College, and a Ph.D. Columbia University. He was a graduate of the first class and a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management, and was awarded his Diploma by Chief Justice of the United States, Warren Earl Burger. An early leader of his profession, he led his peers through advances and pitfalls in process, procedure and technology in the administration of justice. His name is engraved on the cornerstone of his "Baby", the District of Columbia Courthouse, 500 Indiana Avenue, NE, Washington, DC, (was completed on time and under budget); and is part of his legacy in courthouse design, innovation and construction coupled with justifying budget and construction before committees of the United States Congress. Arny was an attorney for fifty-five years, passing the Bar at age 23, and was drafted into the US Army where he served as a Colonel during the Korean Conflict. Arny was a member and Past Master of New England Lodge No. 4, F.&A.M.; 32nd Degree Masons, AASR, Valley of Columbus, Horeb-Wright Chapter #3, Royal Arch Masons. Preceded in death by his first wife Shelia, sisters Harriette and June, brother Robert. His survivors include his sister, Kay Goldberg of Florida; wife, Dena; and Arny's children, David, Allison and Melissa; six grandchildren; several great grandchildren. Family and friends may call on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, 515 High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085, from 2-4 p.m., where Masonic Funeral Service will be held at 4 p.m. immediately followed by a Celebration of Life Service. Interment will follow in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC 20024, or to Ohio Health Hospice, 180 East Broad Street, 31st Floor, Columbus, OH 43215. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 12, 2017
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