Richard John Malter

July 1, 1962 - May 1, 2010
Richard John Malter

Richard John Malter, 47 of Wilmington passed away Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

Richard was born July 1, 1962 in New York, to Frank F. and Joan Bell Malter of Naples, Florida.

Richard was owner and operator of Brother’s Landscaping in Wilmington for over 21 years. Richard was a volunteer firefighter for the Fair Lawn Fire Department in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was active in sports; umpiring baseball and coaching Pop Warner Football in both Fair Lawn and Wilmington.

Surviving Richard is his wife of 13 years, Janice R. Malter and his daughter Elizabeth Morgan Malter of the home. Also surviving him are his loving stepchildren Kimberly Andrews of Fayetteville, Jamie Buie of Ashville, Larry Ashworth, Jr. of McColl, South Carolina, his seven grandchildren. Also his brothers Frank Malter and wife Ruth, Kevin Malter and wife Gail, Martin Malter and wife Laura, Timothy Malter and wife Donna, Christopher Malter and wife Sonia, and sister Bernadette and husband Bill Reed. Richard leaves behind several loving nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Resurrection will be 11 A.M. Friday, May 7, 2010 at St. Mark Catholic Church, 1011 Eastwood Road, Wilmington, NC.

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  • May 03, 2010
    Debra L Rothenberg says:
    Sunday May 2 via Facebook Last week was my 30th High School Reunion, and today I got the word that one of my classmates, Richie Malter, had passed away. Richie was one of the nicest boys I went to school with. He was friendly to everyone, and didn't care if others thought he wasn't "cool" by talking to someone. He definitely marched to the beat of his own drum. He was always asking me about my dream to go on to become a professional photographer (a dream I thought would never come true). I remember telling him this one day and he put his hand on my shoulder, looked deeply into my eyes, and said "it will. Dreams come true, you know." We kept in touch for the first two years while we were in college and slowly drifted apart when I stayed up in Rochester, rarely coming back to NJ. He also looked really great in his football uniform :) Richie-I made that dream of becoming a photographer a reality-THANK YOU my friend. Rest in Peace sweet Richie-you will be missed.

  • June 12, 2010
    Christine Savino-Price says:
    I was saddened to hear of Richie's passing. My deepest sympathies to the Malter family. Richie was a genuinely nice guy, I knew him from Fair Lawn High school. Rest in Peace my friend

  • May 02, 2010
    Debbie Jacobs says:
    Janice my thoughts and prayers go out to you, Elizabeth and the family. I know this is going to be a rough and difficult time but all things are possible through Jesus Christ he is always there waiting to help. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. I love you

  • May 05, 2010
    Cheryl, Ed, Maisy and Rachel says:
    Janice and Elizabeth, you have been in our thoughts and prayers during this very hard time. Although we did not personally know Richie, through our conversations I felt like I did. It has been a long year for you and we are so very for your loss. I am so sorry I will be unable to attend the funeral, but we are always here for you and I will be thinking of you and Elizabeth.

  • May 05, 2010
    Kristina (& Kyle) Shirley says:
    Janice & Elizabeth - We want to extend our sincere condolences on the passing of Rich. He was a fine man, with a big heart and a wonderful sense of humor. We thank the Lord that He brought him (and both of you) into our lives, and pray that His comfort and love gently surrounds you now during this time of grieving. God bless you.