Herbert Malin, 90


BARRINGTON, R.I. – Herbert Malin passed away surrounded by family July 19. He was born in the Bronx, New York, the son of the late Samuel and Bella (Pintel) Malin. He grew up in Far Rockaway and Brooklyn, New York. Herbert and Beverly (Baron) were married in 1950 for 66 years until Beverly’s passing. Together they lived in Evanston, Illinois, Midland, Michigan, and then Barrington from 1957 until 2010. Herbert and Beverly had been living in Tiverton since 2010.

He is survived by his children Judith (Michael Marr), David, and Robert (Denise) Malin; his sister Marion Cohen; sister-in-law Susan Baron Garrett; grandchildren Daniel (Katherine Ortega), Bella, and Piper Malin; and great-grandchildren Salvador Espinal and Ximena Malin; nieces, and a nephew and their children.

Herbert attended City College of New York, served in the Army from 1946-1947, and graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1950. He was awarded a teaching fellowship from Northwestern University and received a M.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1951. He worked for Dow Chemical Company from 1951 to 1956. He and Beverly moved to RI in 1956 when he began working for Thompson Chemical Company which became Teknor Apex. He began there as a process engineer, then a plant manager in 1960; a vice president in charge of manufacturing 1965; and executive vice president of Teknor Apex in 1968 and president of Haywood Co. in Tennessee. He loved his work and the people he worked with and with some reluctance finally retired after 50 years at age 79. Herbert served as a trustee of the Miriam Hospital and served on the board of Temple Habonim in Barrington for many years and also served a term as its president.

With Beverly he traveled extensively in Europe and the US. He enjoyed sailing, a pastime his son Robert grew up with and continues. Herbert built much of their furniture in the early years of his marriage, treasures his children will share with generations to come. Herbert and Beverly enjoyed classical music concerts, art museums and theater together.

He was a man of many interests and could speak knowledgeably about an amazing range of subjects. To his family, it seemed he just knew everything. His smile was treasured to the end.

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