Malcolm Patrick Fylan passed peacefully in his sleep on November 25, 2023, due to ALS. He was born in Yakima, Washington on September 20, 1957, to Christopher and Mary Fylan. Malcolm attended St. Paul’s Cathedral School until 4th grade when his family moved to Portland, Oregon. He graduated in 1975 from Parkrose High School. It was there where he met and fell in love with his high school sweetheart, Susan Fitzgerald. Malcolm then went on to attend MHCC. In August of 1979, he and Susan were married. Together they had three children – Amy, David and Michelle.
Malcolm worked at Nicolai Door for one year; was a salesman for Golden Grain Macaroni Company, Quaker Oats, MGM Marketing, Kelley-Clarke and Acosta; lastly, he was an Account Manager for Nestle USA.
He attended all of their children’s activities, sporting events, plays and choir concerts. He coached David in baseball for 8 years. He loved fishing for salmon with his son, father-in-law, and friends. Even though he never attended the University of Oregon, he loved the DUCKS and was a football season ticket holder for many years. He also loved golfing in the Gresham Men’s Club, which held fundraiser golf tournaments each year to help with ALS medical expenses. They are an amazing group of men and Malcolm was proud to be a part of that group. When he wasn’t golfing, he was THINKING of golfing! His proudest moment was his hole in one on 07-07-07 at Gresham Golf Course.
Malcolm fought a valiant ten-year ALS battle with humor, grace, courage, love and dignity. We would like to thank Lauren Brown, NP, and Kim Goslin, MD, PhD, at the Providence ALS Center, and Lance Christian, Cassy Adams, Holly Miller and Catherine Hodges at ALS Northwest for all their support, help and guidance. Of course, Malcolm’s Milers is the representation of all those touched by his love and friendship throughout his life.
His spirit will forever echo in the laughter shared on the golf course, the cheers for the DUCKS, and the warmth of his infectious smile, leaving an indelible mark on all who were fortunate enough to know him. He was what a true friend should be and was loved by so many. He will be missed by us all.
Malcolm was preceded in death by his father, mother, and brother Stephen. He is survived by his loving wife Susan of 44 years, daughter Amy, son David (Ashlei), daughter Michelle (Stuart Faris), grandson, Landon Malcolm, granddaughter Isla Jae and soon-to-be-born grandson Ethan, brother Greg (Kris) and brother Brian (Annette), many nieces, nephews and great nephews, plus relatives in England and on the Isle of Wight.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parkrose High School Athletics or ALS Northwest.