Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Re. the story “Positive attitude will be missed” (April 25), about Jeffrey Malak, who worked at the New Kensington GetGo: For those who never met Jeff, it is almost impossible to convey the sincere thoughtfulness and kindness exemplified by him.
Jeff always brought a smile to my face, same as the one he always had. He treated everyone like he or she was the most special person in the world. He changed my outlook on life and unknowingly taught me how to treat others. Jeff was as a spiritual man with a great work ethic who lived a simple life but brought such joy and inspiration to everyone who knew him.
A good reflection of Jeff's popularity was seen at the funeral home — the long viewing line extended throughout the funeral home to the entrance, The people in line were a cross section of the community. They were young and old, rich and poor, of diverse ethnicity and race. That's because Jeff embraced everyone.
I saw Jeff a few days before his untimely passing working at the car wash. I saw an elderly woman pull up to a gas pump, get out and gaze confusedly at the pump, Jeff quickly approached and helped.
That was Jeff. That is how I'll remember him.
To his family, I can only say thank you for giving me the pleasure of knowing such a fine individual.
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