Robert C. Mallgraf, a 68 year resident of Southold, died at San Simeon by the Sound Nursing Home Dec. 11, 2018. He was 93 years old.
He was born July 12, 1925 in Flushing to Ann A. ( Boneker) and Ferdinand W. Mallgraf and grew up in Little Neck. He graduated from Bayside High School in Queens and then attended Morrisville College in Morrisville, New York. After college, he served four years in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1946 aboard the USS Franklin CV13 aircraft carrier. While there he attained the rank of Electronics Technician’s Mate Third Class and earned the following medals; Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal (2 Stars), American Campaign Theatre Medal, Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Medal.
On December 16, 1950 Bob married Phyllis L. (Baker) Mallgraf at the Southold Universalist Church. Together they made their home in the town they were married and had two children.
He was a member of the Southold Fire Department for the past 65 years and a member of the Universalist Church. For 25 years he worked as a cabinet maker.
Predeceased by his granddaughter Kate Madison, he is survived by his wife Phyllis, two children, Alice Browning of Weekie Wachee, Florida and Diane Mond of Vallejo, California, three grandchildren Laura Huffaker, Douglas Butner and Daniel Johnston, three great-grandchildren and his brother Gerald Mallgraf of Venice, Florida.
The family received friends on Dec. 13 at the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold, where Firematic services were held. Graveside services were held on Dec. 1 at Willow Hill Cemetery in Southold, officiated by Reverend Ben Burns.
Memorial donations to the Southold Fire Department would be appreciated.