Malvern Griswold Jr., age 90, passed away on November 15, 2014 at Saratoga Hospital with his loving family at his side.
He was born on December 7, 1923, the son of the late Malvern and Millicent Smith Griswold.
Malvern grew up in Ellenville, NY, graduating from the Ellenville High School. He was a 3 sport athlete.
He served his country in the United States Navy, serving in the South Pacific during WWII. He was a Turret Gunner on a 3 man Fighter Plane off the carrier ship Wasp.
Malvern married the love of his life Jean Brower and they spent 68 wonderful years together.
Malvern owned and operated Griswold Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Service for over 30 years in the Saratoga Springs area. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching his grandchildren playing sports and the Boston Red Sox.
Mal was a lifetime member of the Greenfield Fire Dept.
Malvern is survived by his loving wife Jean; daughters, Kathy Lewis (Ralph) and Lynn Damoretcki; sister Edella Johnson; grandchildren, Gina O’Brien (Liam), Shelley Florence (John), Erika Lewis (Nora), Jennifer Bradley, and Chris Damoretcki (Dana) and great papa to 9 great grandchildren, Connor, Aidan, Joshua, Cameron, Emme, Griffin, Bella, Gracelin and Jay and many nieces and nephews..
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Walter and Robert, and grandson Michael.
A private family service will be held in honor of Malvern.
In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Malvern can be made to Toys for Tots.