In tribute to John


It’s funny how we can meet someone for the first time and feel like we already know them, somehow. Maybe it’s just because of contagious smiles and laughter. Perhaps it’s a subtle peculiarity that makes us familiar or inviting. I recently had the pleasure of this occurrence with Mr. John Malinowski. He seemed very warm and open, telling us of his wife’s illness and showing unashamed concern for her. He was on his way to visit her in the hospital.

Imagine my dismay to hear that John passed away suddenly last Saturday. Below is a copy of the obituary posted this week in the Pensacola News Journal.


John Malinowski, age 75, of Pensacola, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2007. He was born January 27, 1932 in Erie, PA, and had been a resident of Pensacola since 1985.
John was a Teacher and Practitioner of Touch for Health, and a Professional Kinesiologist.
He was an avid Bowler, member of the Unity Church of Pensacola, was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the U.S. Army. He was a Good Kind Man.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice F. Malinowski; two step-daughters, Pat and Denise Gary; step-son, Larry Friedman; two sisters, Annie Walters and Mary Smith; three brothers, Ray, Ed and Stan Malinowski; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 20, 2007 in the Unity Church of Pensacola with the Reverend Jamie Sanders officiating.
BAYVIEW FISHER-POU FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive family and friends Thursday, December 20, 2007 in the Unity Church of Pensacola from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in memory of John to the Memorial Fund of Unity Church of Pensacola, 716 N 9th Ave., Pensacola, FL 32501

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