Friday, Aug. 11
Gregory Paul Malin was born on Dec. 27, 1959, at Deer Park, N.Y. to Chet and Eileen (Connors) Malin. He grew up and attended schools in New York before moving with his family to South Dakota in 1999.
One of his greatest blessings in life was his mother and the care and love she was able to provide him. She went above and beyond to make sure she was always there for him.
She died in 2002. He was an honorary member of the Viborg Lions Club.
Greg loved watching airplanes and trains, helping people open doors, letting the dogs in and out, helping around the house, looking out the window and playing in the pool.
The Malin house was always the brightest in the neighborhood, as he liked to turn on all the lights. He especially loved toys that were visual, playing games and puzzles. He had a special twinkle in his eye and loved giving out kisses.
Grateful for having shared his life are his father Chet; three sisters, Dale Cush, Nesquehoning, Pa., Donna (Bill) Manning, Jackson, N.J. and Jill (John) Gemelli, Palm Coast, Fla.; five nieces and nephews, Joshua, Jesi, Samantha, Ashleigh and Niki; and great-niece, Aliyah.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 at St. Boniface/Idyllwild Catholic Church, rural Freeman with burial in the church cemetery.
Arrangements provided by Hofmeister Jones Funeral Chapel, Viborg.