Richard J. Malinowski passed away on May 2, 2021. He was born in Auburn, the son of the late Constantine and Mary Malinowski. He was a lifelong resident of the City of Auburn. Richard retired from Hammond and Irving in Auburn.
He enjoyed his passion for baseball, including the New York Mets and the Auburn Doubledays. He spent decades supporting Auburn baseball, even traveling to follow the team in Pennsylvania and Vermont. He never let his disabilities slow him down. Richard was a one time "Fan of the Year" at Falcon Park. He was featured in a Sports Illustrated article on minor league baseball in the May 31st, 2004 edition of that magazine.
Richard is survived by his siblings, Barbara Lupo, Elizabeth Palega, Nancy Dierks and her husband, Richard, Michael Malinowski, Thomas Malinowski and his wife, Sarah, Suzanne VanEpps and her husband, Mark, and sister-in-law Sarina Malinowski; multiple nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.
Richard was predeceased by his parents, his brother Ronald, brother-in-law’s Frank Palega and Frank Lupo, and his brother Ed.
There will be no calling hours. Services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family, Richard will be buried with his parents and his brother Ed at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank The Commons on Saint Anthony for their professional and loving care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Richard's name to the Finger Lakes SPCA, 41 York Street, Auburn, NY 13021 or the SCAT Van Service, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY 13021.
Listen closely........You may still be able to hear his signature chant from Falcon Park..........WHOOP-WOO!
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