Julian Richard Malcomson
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Julian Richard Malcomson
  • October 21, 1933 - December 2, 2011
  • Bakersfield, California

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Julian R. Malcomson, age 78, of Bakersfield, went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 2, 2011. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 21, 1933.
He is survived by three sons and three daughters, Mrs. Laurie Ray and husband Paul of Cincinnati, OH; Mrs. Susan Westerman and husband James of Minneapolis, MN; Mr. Richard Malcomson of Barcelona, Spain; Mr. Robert Malcomson of Minneapolis, MN; Ms. Julie Ann Malcomson of Bakersfield, CA and Mr. Nicholas Malcomson of Bakersfield, CA. He had three grandchildren, Margit Westerman, Nathaniel Westerman and Rebekah Ray. He is also survived by two sisters, Doreen Simek of Houghton Lake, MI and her husband Richard and Valerie Petyk of Utica, MI, and her husband Karl.
Julian is the son of Walter and Trixie Malcomson. He grew up in the Detroit area and graduated with a degree in accounting from Wayne State University in Detroit. Julian served in the Korean War era from 1952-1955. He married Judy Patten and together, they had four children. They moved to Cedar Rapids Iowa for six years, during which time Julian worked for Collins Radio. From there, the Malcomson family settled in the Minneapolis area. Julian worked for Control Data and Data Action for several years before launching his own accounting firm. Mr. and Mrs. Malcomson had the distinction of appearing on the game show "Play Your Hunch" while vacationing in New York City in 1962. Julian and Judy Malcomson remained married for 18 years.
Julian married Shirley Thomas in 1976. Together, they had two children. They moved to Bakersfield, California in 1986, where he lived the remainder of his life. Julian and Shirley were married for 15 years. While living in California, Julian worked in the mortgage business for several years and worked as a business consultant with the George S. May Company for 15 years before retiring at 77 years of age.
Julian played tennis most of his adult life receiving several awards, he was also the captain of his high-school tennis team. In more recent years you could find Julian on a daily basis swimming laps at his gym or, more often than not, smoking a cigar on his front porch. Julian was a long time season ticket holder of the Bakersfield Condors, and he and his daughter Julie enjoyed those games together. He was a lifelong sports fan, and in younger years enjoyed coaching the Junior Hockey League in Burnsville, MN, including the coaching of his son Richard, as well as coaching AYSO soccer for his son Nicholas. Julian lived with and cared for his son Nicholas, and their dog Sheila. He was so happy to have them both, and they brought him a tremendous amount of joy. Julian also enjoyed skiing, speed-boating, sailing, camping, bridge, watching the Minnesota Vikings and becoming closer to his Lord. He and the contributions he made in the lives of those who knew him will be greatly missed.
There will a graveside service with military honors and burial at the Bakersfield National Cemetery Wednesday, December 14 at 2:00. If you are planning on attending please arrive between 1:30 and 1:45.
If you would like to make donations or send flowers, please contact Julie Malcomson at 661-472-7238 or at juliemalcomson@gmail.com.
Arrangements under the direction of Centurion Memorial Society, Bakersfield, CA.