Donald Nathaniel Malof

Donald Nathaniel Malof was born on October 13, 1930 and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the possessor of a marvelous voice and an outstanding singer. He was a fantastic entertainer and impressionist, and a wonderful dancer. Together with his wife Ida, he won many dancing contests. Mr. Malof had an early opportunity to enter show business with the Bobcats of Bob Crosby. However, he sacrificed this vocation, as he and his wife agreed that the constant travelling in show business was not conducive to a good and permanent marriage. He had a long and prosperous career as one of the top sales agents for the Reuben H. Donnelly Corporation, publishers of the nationwide Donnelly Directory.

Donald Malof instead used his many artistic talents for the benefit of his family and co-workers. He was also active in talent shows held at summer resorts such as Nippersink Manor Resort in Wisconsin. He would often perform for his children Gary, Debby and Pamela, and was a big inspiration to Pamela entering the performing arts. Not only was he known for his singing and dancing, but he also had the ability to balance various items on the tip of his nose or finger.

Mr. Malof usually started his days cheerfully, whistling a happy tune. He always came to work in a great mood. He was a very kind hearted individual, and a good listener. In spite of his very busy schedule, he was never too preoccupied to hear the concerns of others, consult with them regarding their troubles, and would often extend financial help to them if warranted. His family and friends could always call on him for a cheerful word and a kind ear.

Donald & Ida Malof celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on October 7, 2001. The whole family came in from around the country, and it was a grand celebration. He was very proud of his family, and was very much looking forward to the marriage of his youngest daughter Pamela.

He passed away on April 21, 2002. He is survived by his loving wife Ida, His oldest son Gary, oldest daughter Debby and her husband Craig, youngest daughter Pamela and her husband William, grandchildren Adam and David Rose, and Stephanie and Robby Malof. A couple of his mottos were "Make work fun, and fun fun" and "Go like a star". His dynamic spirit will remain with us forever.