Jean Katherine Malin - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

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.


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10 Condolences for Jean Katherine Malin

  • I am so sorry for your loss. May the ‘God of all comfort’ be with you during this difficult time. I have personally found comfort in the promise at 1 Corinthians 15:26 where it states that very soon ‘death will be brought to nothing’. Then, we have the prospect of being reunited with our loved ones right here on earth (John 5:28,29). I truly hope this has brought you comfort and hope. With deepest sympathies, Gwen and family.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Mr. & Mrs. Malin always treated me like one of their own. It was a pleasure knowing them both. They will continue to be in my heart. Don & Silvia Lawson

  • Thanks MOM for everything you have done for me. Until we meet again in heaven you will be dearly missed.
    Your loving son Kenny

  • Our sincere condolences go out to the entire Malin family for their loss.

    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stine

  • You have been such a wonderful mother. Living next door to you for the past 27 years has been such a blessing . You were always there when I needed to pop over and talk or needed help with the kids . Mark , Amy, Jake , Luke and I were so fortunate to have you so entwined in our daily lives . The void now is huge but I am grateful for what we shared together. I hope you are at peace in heaven now with your good vision back . I hope you are with Dad again after 22 years apart. I will carry you with me always for you are a huge part of who I am today . I love you forever… Your youngest child ,

  • Please let me extend my deepest sympathy to the Malin family over their loss. Mrs. Malin was a wonderful person and I remember her fondly.

    Bill Blanchard

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Malin Family. Your mother was a very nice person and I enjoyed visiting with both your mom and dad when I shopped in your deli as well as your entire family. I know your will all miss your mom very much.

  • Please accept my condolences for the passing of your mother. May loving memories of her always warm your heart.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Malin family. Your mom and dad were always so kind and friendly to all of our family. I know your mom is in a better place and hope that brings some comfort to all of you.

  • Ken, Jim, Bob, Kathy and all the Malin family, sorry to hear of your loss. I can remember your Mom working for years at the Deli, always a warm presence, and you guys shooing her away from the slicer in later years. I wish you the grace of many fond memories and hope you are all doing well.