Victor R. Malinowski

Born: Sat., May 19, 1934
Died: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 05, 2019
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Wed., Nov. 06, 2019
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home,LLC

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Wed., Nov. 06, 2019
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home,LLC

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Wed., Nov. 06, 2019
Location: St. Anthony of Padua Church

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Victor R. Malinowski, 85, of Exeter, passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born and raised in Shenandoah, Pa., Victor was the son of the late Victor S. and Stella Zegarski Malinowski.
He graduated high school in 1951 and began his federal employee career. He served at various government agencies for 35 years — the National Guard Bureau in Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, Pa., as a Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa. supervisor, Branch Chief, member of AFGE, Shop Steward and negotiator for the original Labor Management Agreement Contract after a bill signed by President Kennedy in 1955.

He was a member of the Army National Guard for 32 years in Hq Co. DC NG and the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, including 5 years as 1st Sergeant  of company A, 2/109 Infantry division and 3 years as 1st Sergeant in HQ& HQ CO 2/109 Infantry. He was promoted to Sergeant Major by the PA National Guard in December of 1993.
Vic could always be seen in his yard and garden. His friends called him “Farmer Vic.” He loved fishing and was a life long avid fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Most of all, Vic loved his family and their gatherings for holidays and throughout the year. He will be missed and loved always by his wife, companion and caretaker, the former Johanna Stofko. Vic and Johanna celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in May 2019.

Surviving in addition to his wife Johanna are his children: his daughter Dianne and her husband Charles D’Ardenne and their children, Charles D’Ardenne and Dr. Catherine D’Ardenne; son Michael and his wife Kristen; brother Eugene Malinowski, along with nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Tuesday from 5-8pm at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, LLC, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.

The funeral home will be open from 8:30 to 10:30 AM, followed by the funeral on Wednesday at 10:30 am at the funeral home, and then by a Mass of  Christian burial at 11:00am at St. Barbara Parish in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 224 Memorial St., Exeter. The Rev. Joseph Sibilano, O.S.J., will be celebrant.

Interment will be at a later date in Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

Special thank you to Dr. Mauer Biscotti for his kind and compassionate care through the years.

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Catherine Dardenne
   Posted Mon November 04, 2019

ELEGANCE AND SIMPLICITY STANDING SPRAY was sent by Charlie and Catherine.

Our deepest sympathies. We'll miss you Grampy. Love, Charlie and Catherine

Stanley Rushefski CPT US RET
   Posted Mon November 04, 2019
Victor Malinowski was the most informed, surefooted, and unflappable civilian employee I have had the pleasure to work with. After reading of his noteworthy military career, most of which was unknown to me, I learned why he had such insight into the organization. Mr. Malinowski contributed much to the people he supported. I am grateful to have known him.

COL Lance J Stange
   Posted Mon November 04, 2019
SGM Malinowski:

Rest in peace brother.

I remember fondly our years together as a green butter bar.

COL Stange

Joe & Maryann(Scripkunas) Santey
   Posted Tue November 05, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time Mike and family.

Helen Dennison Hebert
   Posted Mon November 11, 2019
When I saw Mr. Malinowski's obituary I immediately remembered his kind smile. I have such fond memories of Dianne's father picking us up after school dances, football games or pizza nights. Never said anything in the car -- just heard a chuckle out of him now and then as he listened to our crazy girl talk. A very fine man. My sympathy to the entire family.

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