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Obituary of Joseph Thomas Malkiewicz
Malkiewicz, Joseph (Joe), 85, of Clearwater, Florida, passed away on November 29, 2022 in the care of Suncoast Hospice at Bayfront Health. Born to Joseph and Helen Malkiewicz on July 24, 1937, he was raised in Old Bridge, NJ. He graduated from Sayreville High School in 1954. He served in the United States Air Force from 1956-1960 and met the love of his life, Brenda Rae Smith, on Clearwater Beach in the summer of 1960 and they wed on May 6, 1961. He worked in sales for Rust-Oleum Corporation from 1963 until he retired in 1999. He received many sales rewards and accolades. After several moves, he settled with his family in Clearwater in 1978 where he resided until his death.
Joe was a compassionate and loving man who always put his family first. He took great pride in his home and was often in the kitchen cooking up big family meals. In his younger years, he enjoyed flying RC planes and woodworking.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Helen Malkiewicz, and siblings Dorothy Van Arsdale and Jean Krolik.. He is survived by his siblings Irene Geipel, Eleanor Lanzaro and Donald Malkiewicz. . He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Brenda Malkiewicz; daughter Tammie Schlagel and son-in-law Mark Schlagel; son Tim Malkiewicz and daughter-in-law Karen Tillie- Malkiewicz; daughter Trisha Colvin and son-in-law V.J. Colvin; and seven grandchildren that he loved dearly; Ashleigh Darby and her husband Jordan Darby, Ian Schlagel, Allison Malkiewicz, Michael Malkiewicz, Hannah Malkiewicz, Emily Colvin and Jake Colvin.
He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.
Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8 with a funeral service commencing at 6:00 p.m. at Anderson McQueen Funeral home, Northeast Chapel.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joseph Malkiewicz, please visit Tribute Store