In 1963, Mr. Malin joined the Kronheim Co., and worked there as a salesman for 31 years. After the company was sold in 1998 to Republic National Distributing Co., he continued working part-time for the successor company.
He later founded and operated Ed Malin's Brands, a consulting firm for the beverage industry, and had not retired at his death.
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In the early 1960s, he founded the Ner Tamid Greenspring Synagogue Basketball League, where he organized and coached youth basketball teams that played initially in the gym at Wellwood Elementary School on Smith Avenue, and later at Summit Park Elementary School in Pikesville.
A longtime resident of Old Pimlico Road, he was an avid golfer and a member of the old Bonnie Ridge Country Club. He still met 12 golfing buddies who lunched every Friday, family members said.
He was a member of Ner Tamid Synagogue, and as president of its Brotherhood, he sold $5 million in Israel Bonds.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc. in Pikesville.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Doris Schwartz; two sons, Alex Malin of Santa Fe, N.M. and David Malin of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a daughter, Jodie Stappler of Pikesville; a sister, Bonnie Fagan of Kittery, Maine; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Mr. Malin and his wife also raised a nephew and niece, Brad Mandel of Olney and Ellen Goldstein of Potomac, after the children's parents had died.