Alfred (Al) Joseph Malin III was born to Alfred Malin Jr. and Bertha Malin on October 19, 1958, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was the fourth of seven children. Al graduated from Norfolk Public Schools (Maury High) on June 13, 1976. After graduation, he joined the Army where he became a Motor Vehicle Mechanic, specializing in tanks. He served from 1976 to 1979 as Private First Class (PFC). Shortly after, he attended the Automotive Training Institute to further sharpen his automotive skills. He received certification in 1983. Simultaneously he worked as a machinist at Newport News Shipyard until 1991. He then assumed a position of foreman with the Yellow Cab Company from 1998 to 2001, handling five commercial accounts while performing numerous service repairs. In 2001, he worked with Straight Deal Fence Company.
Al was a dedicated family man. He had an endless love for family and friends. He yearned to be surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was not just a great older brother but a great friend as well. He embraced the three T’s;Time, Talent, and Treasure. He devoted his time to the development of others. He devoted his talent to help those in need, and he also devoted his treasures to aid wherever he could. He was the best and brightest at all his God given talents. Al was a true racing enthusiast. He founded the Red Eye Video, where he documented drag racing events. In addition, AI built several high-performance Chrysler vehicles, commonly referred to as “Mopars”. Another true passion was his love for music and high-fidelity stereo equipment. He thrived on truth and honesty. No matter what was being said, if it was straight forward… he was in. He never took a back seat approach to anything. He always found a way to help you think through and solve problems.He had an amazing heart for others. He would always find a way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and graduations. Even while battling his health issues, he found strength to cook for others.
At 9:13 am on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, Alfred J. Malin, III, at the age of 62 went home to glory. He was surrounded by his wife and family at Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk. Alfred died from heart failure. Al fought valiantly enduring countless medical procedures. Al was a doer; he wanted more than to merely exist, he wanted to live life to the fullest.
Alfred is predeceased by his parents Alfred Malin, Jr. and Bertha Malin; his son, Alfred Malin IV; two older brothers, Davis L. Mullen and Victor J. Malin.Alfred is survived by his wife, Janet Malin; two sons, Jason Malin and Lamont Malin; one sister, Cassandra Malin Foye (Percy); four brothers, Lamar Malin (Claudette); Sebastian Malin (Dana); Matthews Malin (Delicia); Timothy Malin (Venus); one aunt, Rose Lee; one grandson, Jaden; one granddaughters, Natalie, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. God sent us a complex and committed brother that reflected God’s heart. The word reminds us in Phil. 2:4 “Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others”. Al was absolutely all about that. The word reminds us that naked we came into the world and naked we leave. However, Al has left his legacy. What he has invested in others will stand the test of time.