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Edward J. Mallof, 86, of Forest Park, died on Nov. 15 after a long illness. He grew up in Forest Park and graduated from Proviso East High School. Edward served in the United States Navy during WWII aboard the USS Kula Gulf in the South Pacific. He was married in 1954 to Rose T. (nee Mazloom). He attended trade school, learning to be a pipefitter and welder and later worked for the Chicago and Northwestern Railway for 27 years. He created human-like statues from discarded railroad spikes, his son told the Chicago Sun-Times.

He had a second career assisting his son, Edward, with the MAN Marketing company in Carol Stream. Ed Sr. was brother of the late Joseph Mallof and James Mallof. He was uncle and great uncle to many. Funeral mass was held at St. Bernardine’s Church, followed by entombment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Zimmerman Harnett Funeral Home.