Edith Ellen Malach

April 12, 1933 – March 17, 2017


Edith Ellen Malach, 83, Duncansville, died unexpectedly on Friday at home.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Fred and Nellie (Laughlin) Benz. She married Arnold Malach Jr., who preceded her in death in 2003.

Surviving are two sons: Mark A. (Toni) and Kent A. Malach (Jennifer Adams), both of Harrisburg; two grandchildren: Maddison and Mason Malach; a sister, Sara Leach of Bakers Summit; and several nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her dog, Queenie, who was her faithful companion.

She was preceded in death by a son, Scott; a brother, Sheldon Benz; and a sister, Bernice Hare.

Edith was a 1951 graduate of Altoona High School and received a license as a cosmetologist from Altoona Beauty School. She worked at SKF Altoona for 30 years, retiring in 1995.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, eating out, trips to Myrtle Beach, gardening, wildlife and getting together with friends and family.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Liebegott-Brown Funeral Home Inc., 1218 Fourth Ave., Duncansville. Interment will be at Oakridge Cemetery, Altoona.