Fred W. Malon
FRED W. MALON
Fred William Malon, a 52 year resident of Stickney, IL, formerly of Chicago, passed away on February 27, 2021. Fred was almost 90 years old. Beloved husband of the late Catherine “Kay” Malon for 66 years. Loving father of Fred, Ron, Rita (Paul) Wolak and Linda (Larry) Vaden. Proud Grandpa and Papa of Freddie, Brittany, (Mike), Marc, Alyssa, Brandon, Derek (Star) and Kaylie. Dear brother of the late Norman (Beverly) Malon. Loving uncle to Steve (Sherry) and the late Anne (James). Dear brother in law to the late Joseph (Rosemary) and James (Jan) Enright. Loving uncle to Cindy, Celeste, Bernadette, Michael and the late Larry Enright, their spouses and all of their children. Very fun and dear in law to many Lullos. Dear friend to the late Jack Kandyba and life-long friend to the Giovanazzi, Schabes and McGrath families. Fred was born in 1931 to Julius and Mata Malon in the south side Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, where he attended Holmes Elementary School and Englewood HS and eventually met and married the love of his life, Kay Enright. They married in April 1952. Fred was drafted into the US Army and left for basic training right after their honeymoon. He served as Cpl US Army assigned to the 10th Mountain Division Mortar Unit in Austria during the Korean War from 1952-1954, and was a member of American Legion Post 0687, Stickney. Fred was a devoted husband and father and a loving son and brother. While his family was always number one, his next love was baseball. Fred was an avid sports fan and life-long White Sox fan. He was also a dedicated employee at Alden’s Mail Order Company for 37 years and continued working until he was 85 years old, when he retired from crossing guard duties for Riverside, Il. It was there that he saved a woman who fell onto the railroad tracks when a train was coming. He was a hero and will always be a hero to those who loved him most. Fred will be missed by so many. Please join us as we gather together to celebrate Fred’s life and share our memories on Friday, July 23, 2021 at Adolf Funeral Home, 2921 South Harlem Avenue, Berwyn, Il 60402. Visitation from 4:30 until 6:00 pm followed by a service and dinner on site. All are welcome between 4:30 and 9:00 pm.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hines Hospital 500 S. Fifth Ave, Hines, Il 60141 or at https://www.hines.va.gov/giving/index.asp