Malcolm Edward Eggleston, 58, North Baltimore, Ohio (Wood County), formerly of Newcomerstown, passed away on July 25, 2017, under the care of the Bridge Hospice, Findlay, Ohio, after a 19 month struggle with cancer.
Malcolm was born in Coshocton, on July 24, 1959, and is survived by his mother, Donna M. Gilgannon Eggleston, Newcomerstown. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert "Bob" Eggleston, Newcomerstown, who died in 2007.
Malcolm was a graduate of Newcomerstown High School, class of 1977. He attended Muskingum Technical College and the University of Toledo, taking classes in the environmental sciences. Malcolm was an Army veteran, serving in Germany and working with the Pershing Missiles system from 1982 until 1986. He was employed with Cooper Engineering, Bowling Green, Ohio, for 20 years. His last employment was with Hearthside Food Solutions, McComb, Ohio for a few years.
Malcolm was a member of the North Baltimore American Legion, Post 539. He enjoyed golfing and bowling and participated in several leagues around Wood County. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a niece, Melinda R. Eggleston, Newcomerstown.
In addition to his mother, Malcolm is survived by a son, Joseph Michael Carpenter, Ohio. He also leaves three sisters and a brother, Colleen and husband Thomas Sondles, Strasburg, Nadine M. Eggleston, Columbus, Deborah J. Eggleston, Newcomerstown, and Matthew R. and wife Lora Eggleston, Kernersville, North Carolina. Also surviving are five nieces and a nephew.
To honor Malcolm's wishes, his remains have been cremated. A Memorial Mass will be observed Saturday, July 7, at 2 p.m., from St. Francis DeSales Church, 444 S. River St., Newcomerstown. Father Homer Blubaugh will officiate. Following the Mass, the Newcomerstown Veterans' Honor Guard will conduct military services from the church parking lot. The family will host a reception later that afternoon from 4-7 p.m., at Newcomerstown Elks Lodge 1555, 118 1/2 W. Main St., third floor. The family would like to thank the Bridge Hospice for all of the kindness, care, and compassion shown to Malcolm and the family during his final weeks. The family is requesting memorials be made in Malcolm's name to Bridge Hospice, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay, Ohio 45840.