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 05, 2010
    Vicki Ohanesian says:
    I just saw you 3 weeks ago - I recognized your New Jersey accent and your ever deliberate method of communication! I will miss you. I will stop in and bug Marty from time to time as I know you would want. May your spirit be well and those left behind be drenched in good memories to bring them peace. Warm hugs to all of the Malters'.

  • May 04, 2010
    Michael donnelly says:
    Richie you were a great and loyal friend and will be truly missed. Rest easy and I will see you later.

  • May 04, 2010
    Lucille (Ptak) Rolfes says:
    Richie you were full of life growing up and I feel honored to have been a part of that. I was very saddened to hear of your cancer. My condolences to your family and may all the happy memories that you have created (which there are many!) help all to get through the hard ones. May you rest in peace and be pain free.

  • May 04, 2010
    Lynn McKenna says:
    My condolences to the Malter family. Richie was a friend and neighbor of mine, growing up in Fair Lawn, NJ. I remember him as a spirited boy, with a big heart. I'm so glad to learn that he grew to have a good life, with a wonderful, loving family. Very best to all of you.

  • May 07, 2010
    Janet Bojko-Blackmon says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with Richie's family. It was my privilege to call Richie a friend. We met at FLHS and remained in touch for many years. I hope that he knew how much he meant not only to his family, but to the many friends that he made throughout his life that was far too short. Rest in Peace, you will be missed.