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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On February 10, 2020 @ 10:07 am In Obituary | 16 Comments

Patrick Malinka, 70 was born March 10, 1949 in Rochester, N.Y. Pat died peacefully on February 8, 2020 with his family by his side.
Pat lived a very full life. He was a Veteran who proudly served in the U.S. Army where he was combat wounded in Viet Nam/Cambodia and received the Purple Heart. He was an accountant at both Arizona Public Service and Arizona Game and Fish. He also successfully owned and operated his own business Patty’s Place “Home of the White Dog”.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years Mary Ellen, his children Kimberlyn and Matthew (Joanne) and his cherished grandchildren Grace, Anastasia and Jared, brothers Frank, Michael, Robert and sister Mary Ellen Britt and their families. His in-laws Gail LaBrutta, Carole Crevier, Robert McGrath and their families, plus numerous friends whom he loved dearly.
His amazing personality and love will be missed by all.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2:00 P.M., with a Memorial Service at 4:00 P.M., at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd.
A Burial Service will be held on Monday, February 17, 2020 at The National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix at 9:00 A.M.

Condolences for the family of “MALINKA, PATRICK”

Condolence from Mary Ellen Britt on February 10th, 2020 11:41 am

Pat was always bigger than life itself. He never did anything half way and being a true Malinka was right 97% of the time. I’ll miss our 30 second phone calls. I’ll miss being called your “favorite sister’.
My love and thanks to my sister Mary who walked beside my brother for so many years. My love and sympathy to Kim and Matt who Pat loved so deeply. He was so proud of you both. Being a grandfather was his greatest achievement in life.
All my love to the Malinka and McGrath Phoenix families. Pat will always be with us in our hearts and memories.

Condolence from Pam and Jim Judson on February 10th, 2020 11:45 am

Mary and family…we were so surprised to here about Pat…we had no idea he was so ill. Please accept our condolences. We may not be there physically, but we are there in spirit. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Carole Crecier on February 10th, 2020 12:44 pm

“Uncle Pat” was a family man thru and thru. His love for Mary, Matt, Kim, Grace, Anastasia, Jared and Jo showed in all his interactions. So many memories of his love for friends and family, kindness to others, our travels in Europe, time in the mountains, holidays, picnics and of course a few shenanigans along the way.
RIP Uncle Pat.

Condolence from Matthew Malinka on February 10th, 2020 9:16 pm

You were the best man I’ve ever known. You’ve taught me how to be a man and a hard working honest person.
You are a hero to your country and to your family.
Your fearless heart has touched this world. It’s has made us all better people. Thank you for
All your wisdom and help over the years. You’ve always been the kind of man that would be on the front lines for anyone. I admire your selflessness when it comes to your family. I love you and I know you’ve always loved me.
Fly far and fly high. May your soul fly free.
God you may have my father back. Please hold on to
him until I arrive

Condolence from Richard F Anderson on February 12th, 2020 4:11 am

Patrick will be missed. He was a people person that won’t soon be forgotten. Pat and I could go back over 60 years to when we were kids and I miss his friendship. I was the “older cousin”.

Condolence from Melanie Fisk on February 12th, 2020 9:42 am

Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of this profoundly good person. Pat never did anything half-way and I know he loved you all deeply. How lucky are we all who were fortunate enough to have crossed his path during this life. May we meet again.

Condolence from TOM SPALDING on February 12th, 2020 12:58 pm


Condolence from Mr and Mrs Dan Conner on February 12th, 2020 3:18 pm

Our condolence to everybody in your family. I did not know Patrick but I knew of him. He sounds like a really good person. He is a free bird now. Special condolence to MaryEllen and Andy and Frank and Marilyn. We are thinking of you. Love always Dan and Kathy.

Condolence from Nate on February 12th, 2020 3:27 pm

I’m so grateful and blessed to know and have known Pat along with the Malinka family. He always welcomed me and my family as if we were his own family.

Praying for you all to experience Gods unconditional love and grace during this time.

Condolence from Tina and Mike Abdul on February 13th, 2020 7:59 am

Mary, so sorry to hear about Patty. He was always kind and tried to help people. When I was going through cancer treatments he,would call our house to ask how I was doing, and always have something positive to say.
Condolences to you and your family.
Take care Mary

Condolence from jimmy judson jr. on February 13th, 2020 8:30 pm

RIP “Uncle” Pat.

Condolence from Sue Zbick on February 13th, 2020 9:25 pm

Matt and Family,
We are so very sorry for the loss of your dad. Our hearts are with you and we are sending you love and hugs.
Love, The Zbick Family

Condolence from michael malinka on February 14th, 2020 9:41 am

I’ll miss you brother.

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the Sun shine warm upon your face.
The rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Irish blessing, one that Pat liked.

Love, Rock

Condolence from Libby Fuller on February 14th, 2020 4:51 pm

My deepest condolences to Pat’s family. Rest in Peace Pat.

Condolence from Steve Frost on February 15th, 2020 10:55 am

I worked at APS with Pat for many years. He was one of the good guys. We played in the softball league every year. He was fun to be with and I always enjoyed being around Pat. God bless Pat and his family.

Condolence from Legan Featherstone on February 20th, 2020 10:55 pm

Dear Malinka Family,
It was really nice to read beautiful and loving thoughts about Pat.
We send many hugs and love to Pat’s family and siblings!
Legan (Metro) Featherstone

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