Theodore E. "Ted" Malkus, 89, of Cambridge, Maryland passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at his home.
Born in Cambridge on November 8, 1926 he was a son of the late Nanette Luthy and Milton M. Malkus, Sr.
Ted attended the local schools and graduated from Cambridge High School with the class of 1943.
In 1947 Ted and the former Ann Reid were married and together raised three children.
He later met and married the former Anne Phelps Elzey and her children became a big part of Ted's life.
Ted along with his brothers and their sons carried on the family tradition of farming. Together they owned and operated Blackwater Farms. During Ted’s work years, he loved farming, the hard work, the long hours and the satisfaction received from the harvest after each year’s growing season.
Ted was a member of the Tidewater Farm Club, Dorchester County Historical Society, past board member of Choptank Electric, Dorchester County Farm Bureau, a trustee and active member of the South Dorchester Folk Museum and life-time member of the Immanuel United Church of Christ.
Upon retirement, Ted enjoyed traveling, going camping and spending time with his family and friends. His hobbies included restoring antique tractors, playing cards, going to farm shows and being an avid reader. He also had an active interest in researching his family history and genealogy. A favorite pastime was stopping by Cambridge Tire Center for coffee with Mark and the guys and solving the world’s problems. He also enjoyed attending luncheons with his classmates and attending the local AARP gatherings. Ted loved his family and cherished every moment with them. He will be truly missed by all!
Surviving are his children Melanie A. Brannock, Patrick W. Malkus (Lisa), Debi M. Book (Jay), Candy R. Elzey, and Michael D. Elzey (Charlotte); grandchildren Mindy Smith, Shay Smith, Leeanne Young, Matthew Malkus, Olivia Malkus, Tracy Pete, Cassie Jones, Ryan Mull, Jonathan Toste, Jeremy Toste, Laura King and Joey Yonke; numerous great-grandchildren; sister Nancy Spicer (Bill); brother Milton Malkus, Jr.; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend “Miss Kitty” the cat.
Preceding him in death besides his parents and wife was a sister Virginia Asmussen; brothers Calvin Malkus and Kenneth Malkus, son in law Robert Brannock and a daughter Carol Yonke.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 beginning 12:00 noon at the Immanuel United Church of Christ, 5401Whitehall Rd., Cambridge, MD with Pastor Dale Krotee officiating. Interment will follow at Old Trinity Churchyard, Church Creek, MD. Family will receive friends an hour prior to service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent in Teds name to Immanuel United Church of Christ, 5401 Whitehall Rd., Cambridge, MD 21613 or to the Dorchester County Historical Society Endowment Fund, 1003 Greenway Drive, Cambridge, MD 21613.
Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Luthy, Jay Book, Mike Elzey, Matthew Malkus, Chuck Hanson, Bill Outten and Tommy Spicer.
Honorary pallbearers will be Milton Malkus, Jr., Ronnie Wade and Bill Spicer.
Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A, Cambridge.
To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.newcombcollins.com
11 - 12 p.m. ,Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Immanuel United Church of Christ
5401 White Hall Road Cambridge, MD, Dorchester 21613
12 p.m. ,Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Immanuel United Church of Christ
5401 White Hall Road Cambridge, MD 21613
1:30 p.m. ,Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Old Trinity Church Cemetery
1716 Taylors Island Rd Church Creek, MD 21622