Mike Malone, '65
Our friend Mark Gaggia, '65 tells us Mike passed away several years ago. Mike was always well-liked and an excellent wrestler. Rest in Peace. December 30, 2012.

 

Mark Gaggia 1965 on May 10, 2013 at 6:28 PM said: 
 
For those who knew my soul brother Mike Malone's family, his mother passed away on 5/8/2013, which leaves only his sister Pam Malone and Lisa Malone Hebert, both of whom live in East Texas. Mike served as a field medic with an Americal division in Viet Nam and was permanently scarred by the experience, as one would expect. When I finally made contact with him after many years, I said that I had been afraid to call, that he had died. He responded: "Oh, hell Mark. I died in the war". I will never forget those words or my dearest friend.

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Mike Gaggia, ‘67 on June 26, 2018 at 12:44 PM said:

Malone and his family were 4 houses-down neighbors. He treated me like a little brother. He visited me everywhere I lived. He called me just days before he died. He was happily married and living in Tx. He loved fast cars & hot women. I know, I saw them both. See ya on the other side, big bro
Tommy Machos on June 6, 2015 at 8:26 PM said:

Mike Malone was indeed a great role model to me. He was a also a very good wrestler, as well as a leader of the team.

I remember that sometimes we would discuss other wrestling opponents and he would say, " He ain't nothing."

I always got a kick out of watching Mike Gaggia, Gordon Levy, and Mike together. They were quite the "trio."

My heart and prayers go out to Mike's family. He most certainly was a good soul.
lynne brocoff on June 14, 2013 at 8:04 AM said:

Thank you for posting this sad update Mark. I have MANY fond memories of you and mike & gordon levy . Pranked by the "spectrettes" (Barb Myers and I). Before Mike's first date with Barb Myers, I went to Barbs' home, put on a grey wig, powdered my face a chalky white, and put on an old pink bathrobe. When he rang rang the doorbell I answered it, glared at him, and said YEEEEEESSSSS?? In my creepiest voice.....The stunned look on his face was priceless!!! Im still laughing as I recall his open mouthed look of disbelief. Im glad we were able to enjoy those silly innocent times before the horrors of Viet Nam, and so sad to hear those memories continued to haunt him.
sending love & hugs to all SPECTRE members
Lynne
Jim Bucheister, '64 on May 13, 2013 at 6:58 PM said:

So sorry to hear of Mike's passing.
Mike and I were the same weight class and wrestled
almost daily back in '64. He was a great wrestler
and had an easy going and friendly spirit.
God be with you Mike and the family and friends
left behind.
Wayne Redfearn, '65 on May 11, 2013 at 6:01 PM said:

Mike was a great guy. We go back to grade school and junior high. Mike was a good athlete.. I think he wrestled in high school. I am saddened by his passing and have fond memories of our youth together in West Fullerton.
Wayne

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