Anthony Michael Malen

Anthony Michael Malen

September 29, 1927 – September 15, 2017
Anthony Michael Malen, known as Tony to his friends, was born September 29, 1927, in Visalia, CA. Raised in California’s southern central valley in the small farming town of Alpaugh, he was the sixth child and only surviving son of immigrant parents. In the mid-1940’s, with his widowed father and sisters, the family relocated to Morgan Hill on Watsonville Road, adjacent to what was then Oak Dell Park.
Graduating from Live Oak High School in 1945, Tony went on to join the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War. Upon his return from the Pacific, Tony met San Jose, CA native Eva Mae Georgetti. The young couple married in 1951. Together, they began their 65 year marriage in San Jose. In the late 1970’s, they relocated to Gilroy, CA to continue their lifelong love of caring for their home and gardens. Before retiring, Tony worked 38 years in customer service for Pacific Gas & Electric. In his work, he loved meeting and talking with customers.
Known for his outgoing and gentle personality, Tony was active in Veteran’s Affairs, Morgan Hill’s Historical Society and PG&E retiree functions. In retirement, he loved to play golf. Tony often told his family how much he enjoyed the friendship of his Gilroy neighbors from “down the lane.”
“Unk”, as he was lovingly referred to by family members, is survived by two of his sisters, Marie Gran of Sherwood, OR and Rose Brown of McMinnville, OR. He was predeceased by his wife, Eva, and three of his sisters: Agnes Hicks, Louise Rossi and Gretchen Rine, and an infant brother. “Unk” leaves several nieces and nephews: John Hicks, Jeannette Gran Davis, Jim Gran Jr., Cathy Gran, Roberta Rossi, Mary Ann Rossi, Patricia Heredia, Rich Rine, Steve Rine, Patrick Brown, Susanne Davis, Laure Brown, and Michael Brown. He is also survived by several great nieces and nephews and their families.
His final resting place will be beside his beloved wife, in San Jose.
At his request, there will be no service.
Online condolences at www.habingfamilyfuneralhome.com

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