In Memoriam: George Malloch

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Photo by R.R. Jones.

George Malloch Jr., who served as a trustee of the UC Santa Cruz Foundation from 1990 to 2002, died on May 21 in Germany. A resident of Brookdale in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Mr. Malloch was president of the foundation from 1997 to 1999; in 2002, he was elected an emeritus trustee.

In a 1999 interview in UCSC's Review Magazine, Malloch — who was born in Santa Cruz — recalled spending many a day during his childhood exploring the rock quarries, meadows, and caves on the property that would one day become a University of California campus. "There isn't a time that I visit UCSC now that I don't think of my years as a youngster playing around on the old Cowell Ranch," Malloch said.

In the same interview, he also marveled at what had become of his childhood playground. "UCSC makes a tremendous academic and cultural contribution to the community, and many of its students have gone on to do great things."

Malloch, who was a successful San Francisco attorney, worked behind the scenes to support some of UCSC's most visible programs. He personally steered millions of dollars from other benefactors to UCSC's Arboretum, Farm & Garden, Library, and to the Marine Discovery Center at the Long Marine Laboratory. He was also a generous contributor to campus research on elephant seals.

Please see the obituary the family prepared for George Malloch.