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“Coach Malcolm was my first volleyball coach and gave me the confidence and skills to become a great player and an even better person. He always knew...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Kristin Read

“My heartfelt thoughts & prayers go to the fiends and family of Derek. He was truly loved by all the girls on the Lenox Volleyball Team, always...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Debbie White - Pittsfield


3 of 22 | Posted by: Paul

“Rest well, Derek. You will be missed by many. ”
4 of 22 | Posted by: Del Family

“For Derek, the after life means concerts, trips, and golf. Such a wonderful man taken too soon. He will be doing all the things that make him happy...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: Paul Horbal - Stuart, FL - friend

“Miss you everyday! ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“So very sad to hear of Derek's passing. He was a gentle soul and a wonderful human being! ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: Sue Gancarz - Raleigh, NC

“Such a sad day. Pam, you have done so much for Derek, and even though he is not here, he is looking down on you and your family, thanking you, and...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss, what a wonderful person Derek was ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Derek was a great friend to many! Always have enjoyed the smile, laughter, and happiness that Derek brought to many people. It is such a terrible...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Tom

“So sorry for your loss, what a great guy. Will always be remembered, and never forgotten. A great buddy to all. Rock on in heaven. ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: Desrochers

“Such tragic news. Derek was a great friend. Having working with him for many years, I know how much he enjoyed life and having fun. So very sorry...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Stu Godfrey

“RIP My Friend, you are truly missed. ”
14 of 22 | Posted by: Chris B

“Pam, Paul, & family- deepest sympathy, and prayers are with you and your family. Thinking of you all. ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“What a great soul taken too soon. Derek always had fun and lived his life to the fullest, all those concerts! He would want us to celebrate his...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Steven Baschi

“So sorry to hear of Derek's passing. Thoughts and prayers to all family and friends. ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you now. Love, John and Elaine Daniels ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“I will remember the summers when Derek came up to Quebec with his family when young.We all had great times together.Though we had not seen each other...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“sending love ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“DEREK AND I WERE IN THE SAME HOME ROOM IN CHESHIRE ELEMENTRY SCHOOL.WE RODE THE SAME BUS TO SCHOOL EVERY MORNING.WE HAD MANY CLASSES TOGETHER.HE WAS...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: robert goolbis - bennington, NH

“So sorry to hear about the loss of Derek, he was surely a great guy to be around for laughs and conversations. He will be deeply missed R.I.P. my...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Christopher Samson - Adams, MA


Mr. Derek William Malcolm, 64, of Adams, died on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.
He was born in Quebec, Canada on July 14, 1953, son of the late William and Sylvia (Gravel) Malcolm. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from Hoosac Valley High School. Derek worked for many years at General Dynamics in Pittsfield until his illness forced him to stop working. He was a longtime member of the PNA, Turn Hall, and the Forest Park Country Club, Adams, where he golfed every chance he had. Derek was also an avid volleyball player for many years and later, a beloved coach, to many.
Derek will be remembered for his kind and generous personality, hosting numerous golf charities over the years, helping to cook at many a community spaghetti supper, and helping anyone who asked for it. He shared his enthusiasm, humor, and positive energy with all, making friends with anyone who crossed his path. Above all, Derek lived life to the fullest, attending several rock concerts and numerous sport events each year and regularly being part of the Adams community and nightlife. Anyone who knew him saw him walking around town in a Pearl Jam or Patriots shirt, with a pair of shorts, his Scottish coat of arms proudly inked on his calf, a baseball cap, and a grin on his face. And anyone who knew him hoped he might just stop and say hello and share one of his hilarious tales with you.
Derek's family feels a large sadness at the passing of such a special, supportive, and wonderful father, brother, grandfather, and uncle. He is survived by a daughter, Glenna Malcolm and her husband Franklin Egan of Boalsburg, PA; a son, Brent Malcolm of Adams; a daughter, Jillian Perrier of North Adams; one sister, Pam Kondel and her husband Paul of Adams; three grandchildren, Dominic Malcolm and Rosalyn ("Rosie") and Malcolm Egan; two nephews, Geoffrey Kondel and his wife Marissa and Daniel Kondel and his companion Bridget O'Neil-Hopkins; many Canadian cousins who spent summers playing with Derek and Pam as children; as well as many very close friends, whom he considered his family.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, June 9, at 11:00 A.M. in the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St., Adams.
Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery, Adams.
Calling hours are Saturday morning from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to 'Glenna Malcolm' to help defray funeral expenses. The family will be making a donation to the Lymphoma Research Foundation in Derek's memory.

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