Malcolm R. Smith
December 22, 2014
Malcolm R. Smith, 74, of Tampa, FL passed away on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th, 2014 after a battle with melanoma. He was surrounded by his family at the Melech Hospice House. Malcolm was born in San Diego, CA on June 28, 1940. After his high school graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard the best mistake he ever made!? – And had an inspiring career as a Search & Rescue helicopter pilot. He retired in 1977 as a Lieutenant Commander (LCDR). After retirement, Malcolm curated and sold European Fine Art in New Orleans, LA, and later in Scottsdale, AZ. For the past 30 years, Malcolm has been a skilled and admired Real Estate Broker in Colorado, Oregon & Florida proudly holding the prestigious CCIM designation. Throughout his life, Malcolm pursued his passions of painting, writing, hunting, fishing, and traveling. During Malcolm's time in Carbondale Colorado in the late 1900s and early 2000s, he served on the Board of Directors of the Carbondale Fire District, was a member of the Carbondale Rotary Club and was co-owner of Re-Max Mountain West in Carbondale. Malcolm also served a term as president of the Glenwood Springs Association of Realtors. He will be remembered by his charismatic personality and knack for storytelling. He is survived by his wife- Diane Smith, brother- Ron Leach (Lise), sisters Elaine Markell (Doug), Martha Dawson, his daughters- Kelly Burnett (Alan), Holly Smith, Wendy Smith & Angela Drewien (Josiah), and grandchildren- Kyle Bertoluzzi (Jenn), Amanda Hanson and Ingrid Drewien, nephew Jason Leach, and niece Monica Wisnieski. We know that Malcolm wouldn't want his friends and family to grieve but to live life to its fullest just like he did! In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Melech Hospice House 11125 N. 52nd Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617.
A memorial service and celebration of Malcom's life will be held on Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in St. Petersburg/Clearwater Florida.