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Stephen John Malarchick III

October 23, 1938 ~ September 3, 2020 (age 81)



Stephen J Malarchick III

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Stephen J Malarchick III, know to all as "Steve", of Lake Elsinore, California found with his faithful companion, Puddles, laying beside him at his home on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at the age of 81 years old.

Steve was born on October 23, 1938  in Stamford, Connecticut to Stephen John & Josephine Emelia (Longo) Malarchick Jr.(Predeceased). 

Steve grew up in Springdale, CT until moving to Pound Ridge, NY where he attended Bedford Hills High School. After high school Steve enlisted in Air Force where he trained to be jet engine mechanic. Steve graduated from the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology in Troy, Ohio in 1979. He owned and operated an American gas & service station, as well as a  body shop in New York state. Before moving to California he had a machine and fabrication shop in CT. When he moved to California he opened the, "Hot Rod Factory" for  some time in Corona, CA. he sold it and worked  at Hot Rod Heaven in Temecula, CA until he retired.

He loved to tinker with and change what the factory built.  Like when he used his fabrication skills to convert a 1938 Ford Coupe to a Cabriolet.  A car Henry never built.  He loved hanging out in his home garage his friends.   Steve was featured in several hot rod magazine articles for his accomplishments. One of which was in, "Street Rodder" magazine. "Finishing Henry's Job". Steve loved racing and belonged to S.N.Y.R.A. at the Danbury Fair Racearena in Connecticut. Steve built several modified  very fast cars for the the Danbury Fair weekly race. He loved to attend, drive and officiate races. He belonged to "Early Ford V-8 Club of America" car club. Of all his accomplishments, for Steve, he was most proud of his six children and their families.

Predeceased by wife in 1998, Jadwiga "Jay" (Harris) Malarchick, they were married in Reno, NV on January 1, 1983.

Steve is survived by the mothers of his children, Sandramary (Johnston) Evans with (5) five children, Stephen J IV & wife Kimberly of TX. Sandra L & husband Charles Craemer of CT, Mitchell P & wife Beth of CT,  Kevin C & Laura McQuillan of TN, Alan G & wife Valerie of TX.

Diane Sharkey with (1) one child, Jennifer M Lopes of CT.  plus, Deborah L Bonvissuto  & family of NY, Donna L Grenier & family of CT/VA & David H Adams & family of CT.

Steve's sister Juliana Crombie of LI,NY and Brother Robert E Malarchick of NC 

Grandchildren, Stephen J V of TX, Monica Stewart & Rachel Holcomb of NC, Michelle E and Mitchell P II of CT, Samantha J of TN, Javey Gaurino of TX and Savanna & Wade Haska of KS. Rylan N of TX,  Zackary J, Joshua T & Madison A. M. Lopes of CT   

Great grandchildren Dedron "Shine" & Sidney "Milo" Banyan Holcomb of NC. Nephew Brian Keith of NY & niece, Michele Meltzer of NY.  Uncle, Joseph Longo & wife Gloria of CT. Several 1st and 2nd generation of  cousins. Steve was  Pre deceased by his grandparents, many aunts and uncle. 

We would be remiss not mentioning Steve's wonderful circle of friends, they all will greatly miss their time spent with their friend, sharing breakfasts, outings, car shows, going to the casino, out shooting and building cars with him.


Steve loved his dogs,  in lieu of flowers,  contributions to local animal shelter may be made.


Footpints in the Sand 

One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You'd walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me."

He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."

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