Richard Douglas Malin

1951 - 2021



Richard Douglas Malin, 69 of Ashtabula passed on March 24th 2021 at home. 


Born May 25th 1951 in Warren, OH. He was the son of Robert and Wanda (Quigley) Malin. 


Rick graduated from Hubbard High School, class of 1969 and received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree from Youngstown State University. On May 27, 1978. He married the former Barbara DiGiacomo in Ashtabula. He is retired as a supervisor from Ashtabula County Children Services.


Rick was a well-known Ashtabula area runner. If you knew Rick he was funny and entertaining by just being himself, good or bad. He just always wanted to make you laugh, very outgoing,  and did not let things easily stress him out.


After he retired he lived with a simple happy everyday routine that worked for him and his dog, "5", his faithful buddy.


He loved all Cleveland Sports Teams including the Browns, Indians, Cavs, and Ohio State Football.


He was a faithful friend to many and will be sadly missed by family and friends.


He is survived by his wife Barbara "Bobbi" DiGiacomo Malin, son Travis Malin of Madison, WI, daughter Jordan Malin of Walton Hills, OH and of course "5". Cousin Debbie Masora of Brookfield, OH, Sister in law and Brother in law Carl and Patty Stauffeneger of Ashtabula, OH and Nephew and Niece Scott and Mayu Stauffeneger of Japan.


He was preceded in death by his parents.

Private family services will be held and burial will take place in St. Joseph cemetery. Condolences can be made at

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Dianne Solembrino

March 28, 2021 7:36 PM

To Bobbie and family, I am so sorry for your loss, Rick was a great co-worker and friend.  We had many great times as well as many sad ones too.  Rick kept our spirits up and made most of our days tolerable, but he was always sensitive to those we worked with and we always knew he was compassionate and cared about the folks we worked with.  I will miss seeing him and his dog on the streets of the east side.  God bless you all

Patty Evans

March 27, 2021 3:35 PM

My deepest sympathies Bobbi. Rick was a great friend. Always had a smile and funny story, which was a welcome thing at work. I will miss him terribly.  Love to you and the kids. 

Sandy Monda Stanton

March 27, 2021 11:05 AM

Bobbi and Family:   You have our deepest sympathy. We will keep  you in our prayers..We will  always remember seeing him walking the dog.and stopping to talk when we visited Mom.

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