portrait picture for George P. Malisk, Jr.

Wake:      Fri. 7/14/17  5PM to 8PM

Mass:       Sat. 7/15/17   9:30 AM, St. Matthew Church, Norwalk, CT

George P. Malisk, Jr.

June 14, 1930-July 9, 2017

George P. Malisk, Jr, husband of Alberta (Betty) C. Malisk – both longstanding residents of Westport, CT– passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 in Aventura, FL with his beloved wife of 58 years, Betty, and daughter, Anne, by his side.

He was born on June 14, 1930 in New Rochelle, NY, graduated from Greenwich High School in 1949, and served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.  George was the son of the late Alma and George P. Malisk, Sr., and the brother of the late Wesley Malisk and Marjorie Jones.  George leaves behind a loving family including, Betty, the love of his life, and his daughter, Anne, who he adored.  He also leaves behind three nieces-Joanne, Jennifer, and Maryanne; three nephews- Curtis, Peter, and Jim; and his special brother-in-law, Danny who will all remember Sundays waterskiing on his boat, picnics on the beach and fun family gatherings at the house in Westport.

George was owner and operator of HARCO Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Company in Westport, CT for over 40 years.  He and his wife, Betty, were married on October 18, 1958 and lived in Westport for forty-five years before moving to Aventura, FL fifteen years ago.   It was while living in Florida that he discovered his passion for singing, and his trademark song was “Old Man River” while singing in the chorus at the Vi in Aventura.  He worked hard, enjoyed life to its fullest, but his family always came first.  He was truly one-of-a-kind and will be missed deeply by all who loved him.

A celebration and final services will be held this coming weekend.  Calling hours on Friday, July 14 from 5 – 8pm at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 15th at 9:30 AM in St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk. Burial will follow in Willowbrook Cemetery, 395 Main Street, Westport, CT.

Contributions in his memory may be made to, Susan B. Anthony Project, 179 Water Street, Torrington, CT 06790 or Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Donation Center, 1069 Connecticut Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06607.


  1. Mr. Malisk. Although I’ve never had the pleasure of getting to meet or know you personally, I was blessed enough to get to know a little bit about you and the kind of man, father, husband and friend you were to others through my friendship to your wonderful daughter Anne. I have never heard of someone so highly spoken of and loved more than your daughter Anne spoke of you. All I can say is that you will be missed by so many and it is my loss that I was never lucky enough to have gotten to meet or know you but I can only hope to leave behind the the love and respect that you have. You are truly the epitome of a great man. May God take you by his side and comfort your family, friends, and all those who had you in their lives. Sincerely, Rob Hancock

    July 16, 2017
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