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Donald Philip "Phil" Malpass

Donald Philip "Phil" Malpass
  • September 20, 1932 - November 20, 2019
  • Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Rest in peace sir you were truly loved


Posted by: A friend   Nov 24, 2019

Professionally - you made life at K-Mart entertaining, educational and bearable.
Personally - you became my adopted dad who was always there to rescue me any time of day or night. Your excellent matchmaking skills resulted in my 35 year marriage, thank you.
You are one of a kind, thanks for so many beautiful memories, they will live on in my heart forever.
Love you always, Rest In Peace.


Posted by: Jane Johnston - Prescott, AZ   Nov 23, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.


Posted by: A friend   Nov 23, 2019

We shared so many happy times with Phil and Dolores. From the New Years Day brunches at the Malpass house, which proved to be the very best way to bring in the year, to an exciting trip to Africa and then upon selling their winter home in Arizona, monthly lunches. Now the three of us will continue those lunches in Phil's memory.

Phil, you will be sadly missed, but you will never be forgotten.

With much love to Dolores and to your children ... Doug & Judy Ledbetter


Posted by: - Kalamazoo, MI   Nov 22, 2019

Phil always made time to explain things to you in his own way, and with great humor ta boot. He is the last of that great generation. Dee and Phil will always be remembered as "those cousins next door in the log cabin." We had some good times indeed.

John R Palmer Jr


Posted by: A friend   Nov 22, 2019

Joy and family,

I'm so sorry for the loss of your dad/papa. I know how deeply you loved him. Keeping you all in my thoughts.


Posted by: Lisa Royalty    Nov 22, 2019

He definitely touched many lives, mine included. He will be fondly remembered. He taught me many lessons about living life and enjoying it to the fullest. And I'll never forget his laugh, and the times he grabbed me while he was laughing and almost knocked me over. Knowing him and calling him a friend is a privilege I will never forget. My prayers are with his family.


Posted by: Russ Minehart - MI   Nov 21, 2019

Sorry for your loss Melody


Posted by: GARY Corradini - Plainwell, MI   Nov 21, 2019

To all of the Malpass and Ledbetter families...I am so sorry to hear of your loss! He was a great guy that definitely had fun during his life! He enjoyed his family and life to the fullest. Cherish his memory and he will be with your forever. Sending you thoughts and prayers for during this difficult time.

Pat & Rocky Smith


Posted by: Pat Smith - Dowling, MI   Nov 21, 2019

Served with Don on the Trustees for 4 years at church. Was on jury duty with him in Federal court several years ago. Will be missed.


Posted by: Tim Stamm - Augusta, MI   Nov 21, 2019