Albert Malouf
1923 - 2021
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Albert Charles Malouf

Leaving behind a life well lived, Albert Charles Malouf passed away of natural causes on February 21, 2021 at the age of 97. He always valued a close family and was surrounded by them in his final moments.
Born in Ogden, Utah, Albert moved with his family to San Francisco in 1931. He attended George Washington High School and was on the R.O.T.C. rifle team. During his youth he loved spending time exploring the City and developed a passion for airplanes. Enlisting in the Navy Air Force shortly after graduating from high school, he achieved his dream of becoming a Naval aviator. During WWII he was stationed in the Pacific and flew a PB4Y-2 Privateer patrol bomber. He safely returned to San Francisco aboard the USS Hornet in 1945 as a Lieutenant JG.
Shortly after returning home from WWII he met Shirley Droubie and they married in 1950. In 1963 they moved to Hillsborough to raise their family. He was married to his beloved Shirley for 41 years when she passed away in 1991. Together they have three children, Ronald (Ann), Alan (deceased in 2019) and Carol Malouf Atkeson. His five grandchildren, Brian and Tim Malouf, Katherine, Christopher and Alexandra Atkeson, brought him much joy.
In 1949 he started Malco Modes, Inc., successfully manufacturing clothing in San Francisco for over 50 years. Albert had a good head for business and a keen talent for everything from design to production, working well into his late 70's before retiring.
In his leisure time he could be found on the golf course at Crystal Springs or with the Sons in Retirement (SIR). One of his favorite activities was smoking a good cigar whenever possible. Albert joined a bridge club and became a serious player achieving the rank of Life Master. His son Alan became interested in bridge and often joined Albert at the bridge club.
Family and friends meant the world to Albert. He is survived by his younger brother Richard (Lucy) and preceded in death by his older brother Edward (Sally). He also leaves behind his dear friend and bridge partner, Leonor Frankel. Due to COVID, internment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Albert's favorite charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Feb. 25 to Feb. 28, 2021.
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February 28, 2021
Dear Carol, I am very sad to hear about the loss of your father. He was a very, very, nice man, and a perfect gentleman. He was the one who got me started teaching bridge and was very helpful and supportive. I still use some of his handouts for my high school students. I know his family was very important to him. My husband and I will miss him very much. Sincerely, Mary Bates
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