Malcolm was born in Jamestown, NY. He lived with his parents and aunt Marion C Kimball at 7 Mahon Place until the death of his mother. Malcolm and his brother and sisters were then raised in the Lutheran children's home.
He went to Jamestown High School where he excelled in sports. Malcolm won a blue ribbon in the pole vault helping the Ree and Green win their last meet. He also pitched for the baseball team. He graduated in 1933.
Malcolm loved roller skating and tried every rink along the train route. He even won a trophy in a waltz contest at the Rollarena in Jamestown, NY. He later managed the roller skating rink, on the corner of W Broadway and 2nd St., in Fulton, NY where he met Mary Kostyszyn.
He and his brother Ray studied photography before the war. He also developed an interest in bird watching.
He was inducted into the army on July 14, 1942, at the Syracuse Induction Center, received at Old Fort Niagara and guarded the Queen Mary I in NY Harbor before training at Camp Claiborne, Louisianna. He married Mary Kostyszyn on June 2, 1943 in Schreveport, Louisianna before being shipped off to Burma where he served in the 776 Engineer Petroleum Distribution Company during WWII. He was an engineer, on the pipeline, in Burma, until he incurred burns and was sent home to finish recovering.
Malcolm and Mary lived in Niagara Falls, NY where he worked as a Beater Engineer at Kimberly Clark, Inc, until he retired. They raised two children: Nathan Kimball Park and Linda Marie (Park) Matthew.
He was a quiet man who some thought would've made a good minister. He sometimes had an odd sense of humor that could get him in trouble.
He studied electronics and repaired televisions and radios for friends until they went to solid state. He loved to read mystery novels and taught himself to play the organ after he retired. Malcolm had an interest in the mystical, after all he was a scorpio. He made his own ouija board, converted regular playing cards into tarot and charted biorhythms.
MALCOLM K PARK
S SGT US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
OCT 30 1912 NOV 15 2000
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Mary Kostyszyn Park
1918–2012 (m. 1943)
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