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Alvin S. "Al" MALMON

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Alvin S. "Al" MALMON Obituary
October 16, 1929 - November 1, 2017 Al Malmon was born on October 16, 1929, 13 days before the stock market crash. Born in St. Paul, MN to parents Dave and Ethel, Al grew up with his brother, Howard, amidst a robust Jewish clan of 16 pairs of aunts and uncles, many immigrants from Eastern Europe like his father, as well as numerous cousins. Uncle Joe's sandwich shop and Uncle Irving's deli were the scenes of many early stories. Al saw education as his ticket to the kind of opportunity he hungered for. He graduated from St. Paul Central and the University of Minnesota business school, where he earned an accounting degree and was a member of the Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity. He graduated from the U of M Law School in 1954, and later earned his CPA. He was drafted into the US Army in 1954, where he was stationed as an auditor in Bordeaux, France, giving rise to a lifelong love of France and world travel. He taught himself French at the bridge table, and for the rest of his life would eagerly engage in conversation with anyone he overheard speaking French. Al met his wife Nancy while attending an art history class at the U after returning from service. They married in 1959, and settled in South Minneapolis, where they had four children: Mike, Judy, Jeff and Debbie. Al was a partner in the Minneapolis law firm of Smith Juster (which eventually merged with Lommen Abdo), where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions and complex estate and tax planning. He also taught tax accounting at the U of M for many years. Al was a bona fide sports fanatic, expressing particular fervor -as well as his signature blend of optimistic pessimism - for his beloved Twins and Vikings. Other loves included fishing (the only place he could be still), competitive bridge, golf, cribbage, travel, the stock market, tennis, language and crossword puzzles. He loved sweets and instilled in his kids an appreciation for all things chocolate. He loved puns and word-play, chatted amiably with anyone he encountered, and was largely unconcerned with social mores (often to the embarrassment of his children). Al was known for his generosity as well as his opinionated, shoot-from-the-hip style. He was a lifetime supporter of many causes, including serving as a founding board member for the Sholom Home. He and Nancy belonged to Temple Israel and Oak Ridge Country Club. After he retired from law practice, he and Nancy enjoyed wintering in Scottsdale, AZ. Al is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nancy; children Mike (Jen), Judy (Perry), Jeff (Carolyn) and Debbie (Sean); as well as his brother Howard (Suzanne) and his seven grand-children, Sophie, Tyler, Rachel, AJ, Ellie, Jonah and Solomon, of whom he was extremely proud. Al's legacy of humor, generosity, intelligence and sports fanaticism will live on through his family and friends. He will be missed. A Memorial Service was held Friday at Temple Israel. SHIVA will be 7:00 p.m. Sunday (tonight) at the family home. Hodroff-Epstein 612 871-1234
Published in Pioneer Press from Nov. 2 to Nov. 5, 2017
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