Harold R. Malinowsky

Harold R. Malinowsky died peacefully August 16, 2014 at home in Kansas. His partner, Charles W. Crumet was at his side.

He was born December 7, 1933 in Trego County, KS. He served two years in the United States Army.

He attended the University of Kansas, and the University of Denver.

He was Associate Dean working in Watson Library at KU for many years. He spent twenty years as a tenured professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago campus. He worked on building the library collection including hard copy and electronic publications.

He was a published author. He taught library science at the University of Milwaukee. He was a long-time member of Special Libraries Association, serving a term as president. He was also involved with American Libraries Association, attending many conferences, and serving on many committees. Loving his job he did not retire until the age seventy-one. He fought multiple health issues. Our world lost a kind and gentle soul.

He is survived by his partner, Charlie his son, Sam and wife, Cindy of Manhattan, KS, four grandchildren, one great grandson, and one adopted grandson, (little one).

A celebration of life will be held in Illinois at a later date.

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  1. Ronald E. "Bud" Martin on August 22, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Sorry to hear about Bob. He was a close friend in my Geology classes at KU. We spent five weeks in Colorado at KU’s Geology Field Camp(1954) on a three person geological mapping team. The other person being Jane Armstrong. Will miss Bob.

  2. Douglas May on August 22, 2014 at 5:22 pm


    I am so sorry for your loss! I look forward to reconnecting.


  3. Nina Williams on September 16, 2014 at 11:48 am

    RIP Bob,
    You served the UIC Library a good amount of years and lived a rich life as well. Wishing your family and friends strength and cherished memories.

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