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Ronald W. Malin, 82, transportation law attorney

Jan. 1, 1935 – July 1, 2017

Ronald W. Malin, an attorney for 40 years in Jamestown, died Saturday in his Buffalo home after a period of declining health. He was 82.

Born in Buffalo, he spent his early years in the Lovejoy neighborhood and was a 1952 graduate of Oakfield-Alabama High School.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Michigan State University in 1956, completed his juris doctor degree at the University at Buffalo Law School in 1959 and worked for a year with the Federal Trade Commission in Cleveland.

In 1960, Mr. Malin joined the firm of Johnson, Peterson, Tener and Anderson in Jamestown, where he specialized in transportation anti-trust law and corporate law. The firm became Price, Flowers, Malin and Westerberg in 1996. He moved to Buffalo after he retired in 2000.

A master chess player, he was Jamestown city champion in 1969 and 1970.

His wife of 55 years, the former Sue C. Libkumen, an award-winning artist, died in 2010.

Survivors include three sons, William, Michael and Scott; a daughter, Mary Jo Dale; a brother, Charles; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 10 in Amigone Funeral Home, 1132 Delaware Ave.

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