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Richard P Malinak

October 18, 1930 — January 17, 2022

Richard P. Malinak age 91 of Meadowlands, died Monday January 17, 2022 at Townview Health and Rehab Center, Canonsburg. He was born on October 18, 1930 in his family home to the late Peter and Stephana Malinak.

Richard was a 1949 graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School and worked for 34 years at Brockway Glass Plant 7 in Washington as a machine operator.  He was a devoted member of St. Oscar Romero Parish, Miraculous Medal Church.

Richard was known as an honest and trustworthy man and loved to tell stories especially about the history of Meadowlands. Of all the admirable qualities that he possessed, his generosity to anyone he came in contact with was the most outstanding. He was known to always have something to give to anyone that was kind and did a service for him, Postal worker, trash collectors, even his family doctor.  Richard was often heard to say “I don’t want nothing for nothing”.  Richard also being very handy was always ready and able to offer his tools and time to fix anything anyone needed done.

His favorite pastimes included fishing, gardening, his family and betting on the ponies at the track and casino gambling. After his retirement from Brockway Glass, he could often be found as a bartender at The Bear’s Club in Meadowlands where he was fondly known as “Mama Goose”.

Surviving are a daughter Bernice (Bill) Pagano of Washington, a sister Betty Aquilino of Canonsburg, 3 granddaughters:  Kelly (Jeff) Miller of Olney MD, Nicole (Jerred) Naugle of Houston, Alyson (Rich) Tranquill of Houston;  4 great-grandchildren, Leo and Sophie Miller, and Luca and Dominic Tranquill and fur grandbabies Rosie and Pinot and his beloved cat JoJo.

He was preceded in death by his wife Diana L. Malinak of Meadowlands, and brother Bernard Malinak of Muskogee, Okla.

Friends and family are welcome from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday January 20, 2022 in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc, Joseph P. Salandra LFD owner/supervisor, Erin E Jones LFD, 304 W Pike St, Canonsburg 724-745-8120.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Friday January 21, 2022 at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church of St. Oscar Romero Parish.  Father Carmen D’Amico will officiate.

Private interment will follow.

Due to COVID-19, the family suggests that masks please be worn.

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