April 10, 1963
Lieutenant Junior Grade
UNITED STATES NAVY
Frank John Malinski was born on August 6, 1939, in Glen Ridge, N.J., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Malinski, Jr. He attended parochial schools as a youth, and was awarded the Ad Altar Dei Medal, highest Catholic Shout honor, for his outstanding performance as an Eagle Scout.
Frank was an honor student at Fairfield Preparatory School in Fairfield, Conn., prior to entering the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. In June 1961, Frank was graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree from Holy Corss.
During his junior and senior years at Holy Corss, he was listed in the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Active in student government and other campus activities, he was a leader in the Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps and served as color guard commander and battalion commander.
After graduation, Frank was commissioned an ensign, and volunteered for submarine duty. He entered the Submarine School at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London, Conn., in June 1961. Successfully completing the course of instruction in December, he was selected for advance training in nuclear power. From December 1961, to January 1963, Frank underwent training in nuclear power at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Calif., and at the nuclear power training unit at Idaho Falls, Idaho. In early January 1963, Frank was assigned to his first submarine duty in the U.S.S. Thresher (SSN 593).
Frank's interests included swimming, hiking, boaring, bowling, golf, bridge and photography. He was a licensed radion "ham" operator, played the guitar, banjo, and piano. A sports car enthusiast, he was a member of the Sports Car Club of America. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his parents, Frank Malinski, Jr., of Tucson, Ariz.,
and Margareta Malinski of Stratford, Conn.