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Al McCormick A
Al McCormick
We extend our sympathies to the family. The President, Staff and Faculty of Wentworth Military Academy of Lexington, Mo.
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Krista Poulsen-Frandsen K
Krista Poulsen-Frandsen
Extending my heartfelt sympathies to the Malcolm family. I was sorry to read of your loss. I remember walking through Sycamore Mall and walking past Malcolm Jewelers and there would be your happy go lucky dad smiling and offering conversation. He knew no strangers. I am very sorry for your loss. Your father lives on through each of you!!! Wishing you all peace and comfort. Take care of that beautiful Mother of yours. God Bless, Krista
Karen Formica K
Karen Formica
Rich, Liz, & Family, my thoughts & prayers are with you all during this time of sadness. I'm so sorry for your loss. Karen Formica

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We are so sorry to hear of Dicky Jim's death and I hope you can find comfort in knowing how much he meant to so many people. Besides being our family jeweler, he was a great friend. One of our highlights while living in Iowa City was TGIF which we ,along with the Malcolm's, Seltzers, McKeen's, Eihlers, and Rasley's,were proud to be a part of. Dick always kept us laughing and his dancing abilities were memorable! Such wonderful memories..he will be missed but remembered by many. Love to the Malcolm family , Jenny and Ken Printen
Gordon McFee G
Gordon McFee
Rich...I wanted to take a moment and wish you & your family me deepest condolences. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Gordon McFee
Marian Christiansen M
Marian Christiansen
I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family Dick Malcolm. I remember the great times that were had by the faithful Hawkeye fans such as the Malcolm's, McCarney;s, Gary Hughes, and others. Prayers to the family. Cookie Christiansen g
Cathy and I would like to extend our condolences to the Malcolm family. We lived across the street from Dick, and I always enjoyed our fireside chats. I can recall the Malcolm family departing for a home football game in their Winnebago motor home. Cathy & Gary Kellogg
Bonnie & Bob Sierk B
Bonnie & Bob Sierk
Barb, Beth, Rick & George, Thank you for sharing Dick with the community and his many friends. We will always cherish our 50 plus years of friendship and will never forget his kind personality and infectious laugh. Sorry we can't be there. Pleas know our thoughts are with all of you. Bonnie & Bob Sierk
Bugs Benton B
Bugs Benton
Thinking of All the Malcolm Family at this time...Very Sorry for your loss of Dicky Jim Sr.. Bugs Benton
Steven Tollman S
Steven Tollman
Lived across the street from Dick, Barb, and kids when I was growing up. Dick gave my my first job outside of cutting grass, and I will always be thankful. I'm so sorry for loss and will always have fond memories of Dick and Barb. Steven Tollman, Tucson, Az
Jamee Christensen J
Jamee Christensen
Rick and family, so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a loved one. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Jamee Christensen
Lou Eichler L
Lou Eichler
Dear Barb, So sorry you have lost Dick. He was a rare jewel. My thoughts are with you. Lou
Julie Beasley J
Julie Beasley
Malcolms - Beth, Mrs. Barb, Rick and George: I just read the newspaper on line and am stunned to se such sad news about Mr. Malcolm whom I've not seen in years but known for approximately 42 years, having grown up with Beth. I'm so very sorry and will see you at services. Julie Beasley
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Obituary for Richard "Dick" J. Malcolm

Richard “Dick” J. Malcolm, 78, died Thursday, March 20, 2014 following a sudden illness.

A Time of Remembrance will be held at 4pm, Wednesday, March 26th at Lensing Oak Hill, 210 Holiday Road, Coralville, with Rev. Mark Pries officiating. The family will greet friends from 2 to 4 pm Wednesday. Friends are welcome to celebrate the life of Dicky Jim at Brown Deer Golf Course following the service. Memorials may be directed to the University of Iowa Foundation for the Department of Men’s Athletics or to the charity of your choice.

Dick was born November 8, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of George and Madeline Brown Malcolm. He was raised in Philadelphia until the family moved to Moline, Illinois in 1941. Dick was a graduate of Moline High School and attended Wentworth Military Academy and the University of Iowa, where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. On August 24, 1957 Dick married Barbara Fritz at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moline.

Dick owned Malcolm Jewelers in downtown Iowa City and Sycamore Mall from 1959 to 1989. From 1989 until his retirement in 1999 he managed Kay’s Jewelers.

He was the Sigma Nu Advisor, University of Iowa Chapter, for 25 years, served on the board of the Iowa City Jaycees, was a charter member and past president of Sunrise Optimists, past board member of the Iowa City Chamber of Commerce and had served on the Board of Adjustment. Dick was an avid Hawkeye fan and past president of the Johnson County I Club.

Dick loved to golf, fish, camp and boat. He enjoyed time spent traveling and dancing with the love his life. Most important to Dick was his family.

Survivors include his loving wife, Barb of Coralville and their three children, Beth Ann (Darrell) Wahe of Danville, Iowa, Richard (Liz) Malcolm Jr. of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida and George Malcom of Lakewood, Colorado; two grandsons Chris Allen of Washington DC and Kent Allen of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky; his sister-in-law Lou Malcolm of Moline and his brother-in-law Don (Linda) Fritz of Thousand Oaks, California; nephews Todd Malcolm and Scott Fritz.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, his brother George and nephew Marc Malcolm.

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210 Holiday Road, Coralville, IA 52241, United States

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