Jon Malecker
1952 - 2014
Starks Funeral Parlor
3651 S 900 E
Salt Lake City, UT
9/13/1952 - 3/10/2014
Our very sweet and dear husband, father, brother, uncle and friend passed away unexpectedly on March 10, 2014.
Far and away the most important thing in his life were his two sons, he lived for them. Jon was the nicest, most trusting man anyone would ever want to know. Always treating everyone with the utmost respect, he strived to make others happy and never did he let anyone down. Famous for his 1-iron shots, Jon was a talented golfer and gifted athlete. In 1972 he won the Utah Junior Open golf tournament. Jon was always intrigued with real estate and he loved the stock market.
Jon is survived by his wife Leslie; sons Mat and Alex; and sister Jan (Darlene). Jon will forever be in our hearts. We are sure that he is watching over us while listening to The Beatles, Jackson Browne, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan. Somewhere he is ordering a cheeseburger with no cheese.
There will be a celebration of life on Sunday, March 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, a few words will be spoken beginning at 7:30 PM at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City. The burial will be on Monday, March 17th at 1:00 PM at Salt Lake City Cemetery, 4th Ave "N" Street, Salt Lake City.
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Published by The Salt Lake Tribune on Mar. 14, 2014.
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Celebration of Life
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Starks Funeral Parlor
3651 S 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City Cemetery
4th Ave "N" Street, Salt Lake City, UT
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When we lived in Holladay when I was in 6th and 7th grade Jon lived a few doors down the street and he was my best friend. I still remember the many Friday night sleepovers...we watched the midnight horror movies. We made up a song that I still remember. He was a great friend and would have remained close I'm sure had we not moved to AZ. What made me look to make him a friend on FB today, I don't know. Shocked to see the obit. My sympathy to the entire family.
Chuck Paugh
March 23, 2014
Our hearts and prayers are with the entire Malecker family over the passing of dear, sweet Jon. What a blessing he was to all of us, and I give thanks to God for having the joy that came from knowing him! It gives me great solace to know he is with his heavenly Father and visiting with my Father, W.A. LaReese in eternal paradise! Love, Toni LaReese & William A. LaReese II
March 17, 2014
Dear Jan, I am so sorry to hear about Jon. I loved both of you when you were little. Love, Judy Oswald. [email protected]
March 16, 2014
Dear Leslie,
FOREVER HUGS AND He will really always be with you.Much love,
Elaine Call
March 15, 2014
We will always remember Jon as a happy, friendly neighbor. We are so sorry for your loss. We are grateful for our time with him.
Dave and Jill Strasburg
March 14, 2014
Much love to you Leslie, Mat and Alex. Jon was truly a loving friend, father and husband. You are all blessed to have had him the short time you did. I feel blessed to have been a part of his life and still yours, may God be your hope. Love Sullivan Craig Sullivan
March 14, 2014
Jon was a very dear man and will be missed alot. Guy loved talking shop about cars with him and was always there for him and the boys with advice. What a great friend. He will always be in our hearts and thoughts.
Guy & Jenny Blatnick
March 14, 2014
So sadden to hear of Jon's passing. Leslie please know Brad & I are praying for all of you.
Marie Mossner
March 14, 2014
I'M so sorry to hear of Jon's passing.I worked with him on several occasion's, he was a very nice man. I'm so sorry for your loss.
March 14, 2014
Dear Leslie, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. My mom passed the news on to me. She was saddened as well. God bless you and the boys. Know that the light shining down upon you is your beautiful Angel Jon. <3
Mary Kontgis
March 14, 2014
Jon has always been such a friendly face in the neighborhood. He offered help, not matter what we were trying to accomplish across the street.
We are so sorry for your loss, Leslie & boys. Much love.
Keri, Cristy and Glory
Keri Jones
March 14, 2014
My heart is broken at the sudden loss of Jon. He was such a honest and caring man who did so much for the LaReese family and will be missed everyday. My prayers are with the Malecker family at the loss of a all around great man.
Cynthia LaReese
March 13, 2014
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