Jean Katherine Malin
September 1, 1930-February 22, 2016
Jean Katherine Malin, age 85, of Panama City Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 22, 2016.
Born in Wilmington, Delaware on September 1, 1930, Jean was a daughter of the late Hugo and Maria Grace (Mitchini) Campana.
Jean and her husband, the late James W. Malin, moved from Wilmington in 1974 with all 9 of their children, to Newark, DE to purchase the family business, Malin’s Deli. Malin’s Deli is still family owned and operated, serving the community for over 41 years. Throughout her years at the deli, she built many lasting relationships and made lifelong friends. Jean and James retired together, moving to FL to be closer to two of their daughters.
She enjoyed painting, knitting, sculpting, playing the organ, gardening, and making homemade pasta. Jean dedicated her life to raising her children. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed watching her grandchildren grow. Jean will always be remembered as a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She will be missed dearly by all that knew her.
In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her loving husband, James W. Malin; grandson, Stephen J. Malin, Jr.; and siblings Gloria, Marie, and Hugh.
She is survived by her children, Stephen Malin (Denise), James Malin (Mary Ann), Kenneth Malin (Stephanie), Nancy Frobenius (Gordon), Kathy Malin, Richard Malin (Emily), Robert Malin (Barbara), Michael Malin, and Maria Whitlow (Mark); 22 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held Friday evening, February 26, 2016 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, 19711. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 in the morning on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 809 S Broom St., Wilmington, DE, 19805. Interment will follow at Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington, DE, 19805.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contirbutions may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA, 01061.