Arthur “Von” von Maluski, 86, of Tiverton, a World War II Navy veteran, completed his mission in this world and went home to the Lord on Monday, April 8. He was the husband of Geraldine (Delzenero) and proud father of seven children, Arthur (wife Helen, grandchild Drew), Lynn (husband John Force, grandchildren, Cari-Lynn Souza and Craig, great-grandchild Timothy Souza), Gay Von (husband Paul Kenyon, grandchildren Erica Bradbury and Jeremy Bradbury), Jay, Rev. Kris, Kevin (wife Tess, grandchildren Sophie and Alexis), and Kim (husband David Parenteau, grandchild Brandon Parenteau). He was the brother of the late Eugene von Maluski.
Aka “AVON Psychic, Mystic, Medium, ESP Metaphysician,” he was a scientific genius and most certainly a rare, humorous, and very colorful character. Despite a disabling mental illness, he provided for his family by hook or by crook, never having much but never going without.
The stories about his life escapades are unbelievable yet verifiable. He used his God-given gifts to bring joy, hope and love into the lives of so many people. The family wishes to thank the Med Tech ambulance drivers, the staff at Newport Hospital, and all his friends at the Grand Islander Center who treated him with love and dignity.
Following cremation, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Cross Church of Saints Peter and Paul Parish, 47 Pulaski St., Fall River, on Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Edesia Global Nutrition Solutions, 88 Royal Little Dr., Providence RI 02904 www.edesiaglobal.org. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Auclair Funeral Home. Online guest book at AuclairFuneralHome.com.