Obituary: Edward W. Malin, Ph.D, of Trumbull, teacher and mentor

Edward W. Malin, Ph.D. born 28th of February, 1946 to Edward and Gertrude (Johnston) in Brooklyn, NY.

He cancelled his office hours forever on the 8th of December, 2014.

He chose to reside in Trumbull, CT, and spent his time teaching and leading. He performed, acted, sang, devoured books and mentored colleagues. He embodied honesty, integrity, and humility. You trusted him, tried to walk his path and meet his expectations. When you stumbled, he comforted with unconditional positive regard. A huge man with an inspirational heart and amazing intellect.

He has a wonderful wife, Judy, and three wonderful sons with wonderful families and nine wonderful grandchildren. He created and led the College of Education at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. Let’s remember that instead of “goodbye,” Ed often said: “So, go be wonderful!”

His formal education included degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Fordham University, while he offered himself as a lifelong teacher, mentor and friend.

Survived by: his wife, Judy; son, Chip and wife, Wendy, their children Nesta Ryan, McCaye and Cecilia; son, Sean, Tiffany, and their children Gaia, Zoe and Bodhi; son, Ryan and wife, Lisa, their children Eleanor, Grace and Eve; his mother, Gertrude, sisters, Jeanne and Mary Ann, brother Bill and Aunt Eleanor.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made In Memory of Edward W. Malin, Ph.D. Bethel Visiting Nurse Association 70 Stony Hill Rd. Bethel, CT 06801 or In Memory of Edward W. Malin, Ph.D. Sacred Heart University Office of Annual Giving 5151 Park Avenue Fairfield, CT 06825, 203-371-7999.

Friends and family are invited to his funeral services on Saturday, December 13, 2014, promptly at 10:30 am at Chapel of the Holy Spirit – Sacred Heart University, at the Center of Campus, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825, 203-371-7999. Friends may call on Friday, December 12, 2014, from 4pm to 8pm at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home, Inc. 399 White Plains Road Trumbull, CT 06611.

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