Scott Henry Malkuch

Sep 26, 1961 – Mar 25, 2018

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Scott went to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, March 25th, 2018, at his vacation property at Lake Cushman, WA, he was 56. Scott was born on 9/26/61 in Anchorage AK. to parents Leo and Betty Malkuch.

When he was young his family moved to Washington where he spent his youth building/buying cars so he could race and cruise the streets of Federal Way and Des Moines with his cousins and friends.  Later after High school he married the love of his life, Danna Cowles, friend and fellow student at Mt. Rainer High school, in March of 1985. Together they raised 3 kids, Tyler Scott (31), Morgan Leigh (28), and Mandy Elise (26) at their home in Edgewood, WA.  After receiving his AA from Highline Community College in Criminal Justice, he began working at the Boeing Company where he spent 31 years as a Manufacturing Engineer in Emergent Operations… changing the world. 

His lightheartedness and compassion for others left an impact on everyone he met. He believed strongly in community and served as an Edgewood City Councilman for a 4-year term. Scott loved to stay busy with projects and had a passion for singing and furthering Gods Kingdom. He spent many years in Southern Gospel Quartets where he sang joyfully for the day he would meet his Lord and Savior. Scott was also involved in Gideon’s International where he handed out bibles to those on the streets sharing the Good News of the eternal hope in Jesus Christ. 

He survived by his wife, Danna Malkuch; son, Tyler S. Malkuch; daughters, Morgan L. Larche (Mike) and Mandy E. Schumacher (Jake); and Grandson, Henry S. Schumacher (5months). Survived by sister, MaryAnn Lalime (Ron), and 5 nephews and 2 nieces. Also predeceased in death are Scott’s parents and older brother.

There will be a celebration of life on April 21st, 2018 at 1:00pm, at Riverview Community Church in Kent, WA with a reception to follow in the church foyer.

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Betty Jean Engle Owen
Spirit Lake, Id
Apr 22, 2018

I only met Scott one time at the Malkuch family reunion in Glendive, Montana some years ago. His gracious and loving spirit made a lasting impression on me. I know heaven is rejoicing but on earth he will truly be missed.

Terri Middling
puyallp, wa
Apr 21, 2018

Scott was a kind/caring, hard worker,always willing to help no matter how busy, always with a smile. We worked with each other off and on for 30 years will be a big void at Boeing without him. He will be deeply missed

RIP my dear friend Scott


John and Debbie Hartigan
Edgewood, WA
Apr 20, 2018

John and I will always remember Scott's heavenly voice. He had such a heart for service to others. He modeled a Godly lifestyle and commitment to the Lord. His family was his joy, He will be missed, and I am sure he will be a star in the heavenly choir! So sorry to hear this unexpected news. We are there to help any way we can.....

Nancy Powell
Allyn, WA
Apr 18, 2018

My very sincere condolences to Scott's family because of his passing. He was a good and thoughtful person, and a good Planner to work with here in Co. 601, Skin & Spar in Auburn. We'll miss Scott.

Gary and Sharon Phillips
Tacoma, WA
Apr 15, 2018

Scott was a wonderful man and a long-time friend. He loved his family and was so proud of all of them. He loved and served the Lord faithfully, and was a proud witness for the Glory of God. This was a good man who lived a good life. Scott will be missed by all who knew him.

Elizabeth Knight
Olympia , WA
Apr 12, 2018

My stepdad is Bill Malkuch, Leo Malkuch's brother, Scott's uncle. Bill would like to get in touch with MaryAnn to express his condolences. Bill lives in Fairbanks, Alaska. He is currently recovering from a severe fall. He is not computer literate. If MaryAnn or some other relative could email me I would like to put them in touch with Bill.

I am so sorry for your loss.

Gary Sisson
Auburn, WA
Apr 5, 2018

I worked with Scott for only a brief period of time beginning in 2007 when I arrived at Boeing. I spent my very first day with him during my orientation and from that day on I always found him in the same manner, upbeat, freindly and exceedingly kind. Based on my experience with Scott, I believe that he was always making a concerted effort to put the best parts of himself forward. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. You are so fortunate for the opportunity to share your time together with him and I am certain that he would say the same about his time with you. My condolences to you all.

David 'Ben' Kym
Long Beach, Wa
Apr 3, 2018

Scott and Dana were classmates of mine in High School and I purchased my first car from Scott my sophomore year. 1965 Rambled 440 American!

Scott was a friend, a gentle giant! I wish we stayed in touch. I am saddened by his passing and my prayers go out to Dana and all Scotts family. I am so sorry for your tremendous loss.

Dale Bradley
Kalispell, MT
Apr 2, 2018

I want to extend my sincere sympathy to Danna for the loss of Scott.

Mike and Monica G
Washington , Ak
Mar 31, 2018

My condolences to the family . I know this is a very difficult time for you right now and no words can express how sorry I am for your loss. Please remember that God can comfort us. So draw close to God in prayer so He can draw close to you to comfort you and to give you that peace of God that surpasses all understanding Philippians 4:6;7).May Jehovah God grant you guidance, strength at this difficult time.

Barb and Mike Bailey
Ellensburg, Wa
Mar 30, 2018

We were so sorry to hear of Scott's passing. As we sit here Easter weekend we are so grateful that we will see him again in heaven. Our hearts and Prayers are with Scott's family.

Tim Frair
Hoodsport, WA
Mar 30, 2018

I only met Scott recently after he bought his dream property at the lake - One of the nicest men I've ever met and the world could use more like you Scott.

George and Teela Malkuch
Amarillo, TX
Mar 29, 2018

Scott, you will be greatly missed. You and Dana made an awesome couple and wonderful parents. I know your family will have many fond memories of the twinkle in your eye, the mischievous smile on you face, and the goodness in you heart.

The gifting of your voice was enjoyed by many and ushered in the presence of our Lord. Beyond your beautiful voice, was the decision to raise your family in the adoration of the Lord. That was an eternal decision. You and Dana have left a beautiful legacy to your family of Love for your Jesus.

Bob Farmer
Powell, Wy
Mar 29, 2018

I worked with Scott for many years, we did not always agree on things, but I know Scott always intended good things,

He was a good man, I am sad to hear of his passing,

I do not have the words to express my feelings of loss.

Marlene Kent
Bothell, Wa
Mar 29, 2018

Jan and Don May
Federal Way, WA
Mar 29, 2018

Scott was a very caring person who loved to sing for the Lord. He had a great voice and wonderful smile. He will be missed by many.

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