Michael Mony Malan, loving father, husband, and educator passed away June 3rd, 2021 at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Born at Swedish Hospital in Seattle on August 4th, 1939 to Roland and Molly Malan, Mike grew up in the Madrona area of Seattle; and from his earliest days was a young athlete at the Seattle Tennis Club. He attended Lincoln High School and enjoyed being a leader in the student body and on the football team. Known as “swivel hips, Malan,” he helped Lincoln football protect its winning legacy.
Mike went on to play football at the University of Puget Sound, and transferred to the University of Washington. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and pursued a career in education, eventually earning his Master’s Degree. Always focused on helping people and providing leadership, he knew he wanted to be a teacher, coach, and ultimately a school principal. Mike was well loved by his many students, teachers and staff that he worked with over the years. Mike retired as principal of Kellogg Middle School, Shoreline School District.
During his senior year, he met the girl that would be the first love of his life, Carren Campbell Malan. After marriage, they started their own family with the birth of son Todd in 1966 and daughter Michelle in 1969. After college graduation, Mike started teaching history and coaching football in the Shoreline School District where he would spend his entire career. Mike and Carren bought an historic home in Richmond Beach, which they renovated, and raised their family there. Mike was also a long-time member of the Ski Acres Ski Patrol and the family were members of Skiers’, Inc. at Ski Acres.
After Carren’s untimely death in 1997, Mike married Margie Worrall Malan in 2003, and they traveled the world together and enjoyed their new blended family. Mike and Margie built a beautiful new home in Hansville on Admiralty Inlet on Puget Sound and were embraced by the wonderful neighbors there. Mike also enjoyed Sun Valley, Idaho and loved summers with his family and lots of ski time with friends and family on his favorite run Flying Squirrel.
Mike is survived by his wife Margie, his two children Michelle (Gregg) and Todd (David) and his brothers Peter (Mary) and Roland (Shelley.) In addition, Mike is survived by grandkids, Thomas and Gwynie, stepkids (Wendy (Leif), Julie (Darin), John (Sabrina), and Susan (Jackie) and step grand-kids Corey, Cameron, Shea, Erin, Dylan, Jordyn, Bryn, Kjell, Clint and Jake. Mike was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Mary Kay. Mike was also well-loved by numerous other family members including five nieces and one nephew he adored.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks that donations be made to the 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Seattle 10/2 – walker Michelle Harmon under team Mike’s and Helen’s Angels.
A memorial will be held on Mike’s birthday August 4th in Seattle at the Seattle Tennis Club at 1:00 p.m.
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