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Celebrating the life of
Malcolm (Mal) Douglas MacArthur
October 24, 1932 - October 30, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 11:00am - Saturday, November 18, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200

You are in our prayers and we know that Mal is in the presence of the Lord. We enjoyed our time with Mal and Kathleen, seeing them in Savannah and earlier at their home in Washington, D.C. Mal was witty and fun to be with and had stories of his and Kathleen's adventures in places all around the globe. We are sorry we were not able to come to Savannah for the service, but please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers and that Mal will be missed.

Norm and Nancy Tatlock, Prescott, AZ

Malcolm was a wonderful lawyer, mentor, and extraordinarily kind human being. I was an associate at Keller and Heckman beginning my career when Malcolm was a partner at the firm, and I was lucky to have had the opportunity to work with him. He was generous with his time, his knowledge, and his clients, always glad to help and glad to teach. His office was an extension of him, the walls decorated with those stunningly beautiful photographs from his travels all over the world. I am grateful that I had the chance to work with him, and to know him. He was a wonderful writer as well; I still have my copy of Associations and Antitrust Laws!

Catherine Nielsen, Reston, VA

We were so deeply saddened to learn of Malcolm's passing. Our heartfelt condolences to his family. Malcolm was a true gentleman and friend. He was kind, thoughtful and made you feel as though you were the only person in the room. He was Terry's law partner, and was one of the wisest and most respected lawyers he ever knew. We have such cherished memories of our times in Monpazier, especially our last visit when Malcolm and Kathleen were there. Malcolm loved good food, good wine, and, of course, his dear Kathleen. May they be together again...we loved him dearly and will miss him so much.

Terry and Elsie Jones, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Malcolm was an amazing individual who lived life to the fullest. I will miss him dearly.

Debra Trautman, Portland, Me

Malcolm Douglas MacArthur died peacefully on October 30, 2017 in Savannah, Georgia.

Malcolm was born on October 24, 1932 in Washington D.C. to John C. MacArthur and Marguerite Riesen MacArthur. Malcolm was preceded in death by his parents, wife Hattie Kathleen Cale, brother John C. MacArthur II and son James MacArthur.

He is survived by his daughters, Kathleen MacArthur, Susan MacArthur Betz, granddaughters Alexis MacArthur, Jasmine Nadjafi, Jenny Betz, grandson Rutger Betz, two great­ grandchildren Austen and Ansel Waters, stepchildren Max Trautman, Karl Trautman, Samantha Trautman Soper, and 8 step-grandchildren.

He served in the U.S. Army as a 1st lieutenant. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and obtained a Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Jurisprudence. Malcolm was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.

Malcolm began his career as a trial attorney, He then worked in the Antitrust division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington and Los Angeles. He became a partner at Lee Toomey and Kent for 17 years and then joined the law firm  of Keller and Heckman for 17 years until retirement.  He was a member of the Wisconsin, California, and Washington D.C. Bar Associations and earned the Order of the Coif in the Phi Delta Phi legal honor society. He is the author of the Associations and Antitrust Laws, 1976, 1984.

Malcolm was well traveled. He went to Russia, New Zealand and traveled much of Europe taking amazing photos. He was a life-long loyal Washington Redskin fan. He enjoyed sailing, photography, golf, tennis and reading.  He was a long-time resident of Bethesda, Maryland, before moving to Savannah in 1999. In retirement Malcolm acted in local theatre, sang in the Barbershop Quartet and spent half of his time in his second home in Monpazier, France.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 am on November 18, 2017 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, 7200 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Savannah, GA 31406.

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Candle tribute lit by Kathy MacArthur — New Mexico

You are in our prayers and we know that Mal is in the presence of the Lord. We enjoyed our time with Mal and Kathleen, seeing them in Savannah and earlier at their home in Washington, D.C. Mal was witty and fun to be with and had stories of his and Kathleen's adventures in places all around the globe. We are sorry we were not able to come to Savannah for the service, but please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers and that Mal will be missed.

Norm and Nancy Tatlock, Prescott, AZ

Candle tribute lit by Norm & Nancy Hargiss-Tatlock — Arizona

Malcolm was a wonderful lawyer, mentor, and extraordinarily kind human being. I was an associate at Keller and Heckman beginning my career when Malcolm was a partner at the firm, and I was lucky to have had the opportunity to work with him. He was generous with his time, his knowledge, and his clients, always glad to help and glad to teach. His office was an extension of him, the walls decorated with those stunningly beautiful photographs from his travels all over the world. I am grateful that I had the chance to work with him, and to know him. He was a wonderful writer as well; I still have my copy of Associations and Antitrust Laws!

Catherine Nielsen, Reston, VA

We were so deeply saddened to learn of Malcolm's passing. Our heartfelt condolences to his family. Malcolm was a true gentleman and friend. He was kind, thoughtful and made you feel as though you were the only person in the room. He was Terry's law partner, and was one of the wisest and most respected lawyers he ever knew. We have such cherished memories of our times in Monpazier, especially our last visit when Malcolm and Kathleen were there. Malcolm loved good food, good wine, and, of course, his dear Kathleen. May they be together again...we loved him dearly and will miss him so much.

Terry and Elsie Jones, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Malcolm was an amazing individual who lived life to the fullest. I will miss him dearly.

Debra Trautman, Portland, Me


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