Malcolm E. (Max) Fallek, age 92 of Golden Valley, loving husband, father and
friend, passed away on July 2, 2022. Max and his older brother Sam grew up in
Albany, New York, the sons of Isadore and Florence. After graduating from SUNY-
Albany, Max earned an MBA at the University of Iowa, served as a second
Lieutenant in the United States Navy, then moved to Bloomington, where he met
Lillian and swept her off her feet. They moved to St. Louis Park, raised a son and
daughter and started a business publishing books on small business and
entrepreneurship. Max’s passions were his family, friends, civil rights, community
services and sports. He was a member of the Minnesota delegation to the March
on Washington in 1963 and was honored to speak at the 50-year anniversary of
the event in Minneapolis in 2013. He was also active with The Way and Oak Park
Home and served on the White House Advisory Council on Small Business and on
the boards of Temple Israel, the Minnesota Dance Theater and the Aliveness
Project. He also volunteered for 30 years in the Methodist Hospital Spiritual Care
Department, visiting and comforting patients and their families. Max loved
playing racquetball (and had the scars to show for it), eating (except beets),
exchanging jokes and funny stories, gopher basketball, music (especially folk and
opera), Saturday morning breakfasts with his cronies and crashing Super Bowl
parties. He was extremely proud of his family and was a constant source of
support to them. Max was very proud of his wife’s accomplishments and
volunteer work and appreciated all the care and support she provided to him over
their 62-year marriage, especially the fabulous meals she prepared and the
beautiful home she kept. Max is survived by Lillian, their son, David, daughter,
Susan, a retired Hennepin County Court Referee, and Keith Grady, his son-in-law,
who will miss his boundless energy, enthusiasm and optimism. Special thanks go
to Max’s extraordinary extended family, who looked after and spent time with
him, and his incredibly kind caregivers at Methodist Hospital and Interlude.
Funeral service at 3:00 pm on TUESDAY, July 5, at TEMPLE ISRAEL, 2323 Fremont
Ave S., Minneapolis. Funeral is available on zoom. E-mail [email protected] for link. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Max’s name to
Temple Israel, the Jewish National Fund or the donor’s favorite charity. SHIVA 7:00
pm on July 5 at the Laurel Apartments, 250 Turners Crossroad S., Golden Valley.
Published by Legacy on Jul. 7, 2022.
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