Edwin R. "Eddie" Malin, a wholesale liquor salesman and beverage consultant, died Sunday from lymphoma at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 85.
The son of Samuel Malin, a tavern owner and grocer, and Florence Malin, a homemaker, Edwin Ronald Malin was born in Baltimore and raised on Dolfield Avenue.
Mr. Malin was an outstanding basketball player at City College, from which he graduated in 1951. He then attended Bowling Green University in Ohio on a basketball scholarship.
After a year he returned to Baltimore and enrolled at the University of Baltimore. He played basketball there as well, and obtained a bachelor's degree in...