Frederick E. Malcolm, Sr.
HAVERHILL: Frederick E. Malcolm, Sr., a longtime friend of Haverhill, was fortunate enough to live to the age of 93, passing away December 22, 2014. He had been married for over 58 years to the late Marilyn Flanders (Woodman) Malcolm.
His passion for his hometown, Haverhill, was obvious by the impressive list of titles and honorary awards bestowed upon him by numerous volunteer and non-profit organizations with which he felt privileged to be associated. He viewed this opportunity to serve his community as an honor and was very modest in referring to his accomplishments.
Music was important to Fred, and from 1939 to 1941 he enjoyed playing in the 12 piece Blue Harmonian Band. He had a passion for his summer home in Wolfeboro, NH which he shared with parents, family, and numerous friends.
He felt passionately about serving his country during World War II, and honorably served as a Marine Infantry Officer. He often talked about his time in the service, and recounted many great experiences while stationed on the island of Guam. So significant was this experience that in 1994, some fifty years later, he returned to visit the island with his wife.
He established the Frederick E. Malcolm Insurance Agency in Haverhill following his Marine discharge in 1946. Through hard work he built it to become a leading and well respected Agency serving much of the Merrimack Valley. He retired in 1989 from full-time participation, but continued on a part-time basis until recently.
He and Marilyn enjoyed the company of a regular group of close friends with whom they shared meaningful experiences and enjoyed traveling.
Fred was a longtime and faithful member of the First Baptist Church, and he found great solace in Bible verse Ecclesiastes3:1, "To everything there is a season". He lived his life to the fullest, and touched many, many people along the way. He will be greatly missed as a respected person and loyal friend.
He is survived by his three children: Janice Malcolm, Frederick E. Malcolm, Jr., Susan Foley, seven grandchildren; David John LaCarubba, Sallie Malcolm Mugavero, Joanne Malcolm Beaulieu, Alison Foley, Thomas Foley, Kathryn Noyes Robinson and Brian Robinson. He also leaves six great grandchildren; George Beaulieu, Anthony Mugavero, Eric Mugavero, Alexis LaCarubba and Keira LaCarubba. He was predeceased by his daughter, Judith (LaCarubba) Robinson.
Friends are invited to the memorial service Friday, December 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church. At the family's request there will be no calling hours, and the interment at Linwood Cemetery will be private. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Malcolm-Flanders-Woodman Endowment Fund, c/o First Baptist Church, 217 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830.