Broadcaster, Federal Employee (1923 - 2005)

Madelyn Fay Malik, 82, a former broadcaster and federal employee, died of complications from breast cancer July 17 at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. She was a Rockville resident.

Mrs. Malik was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and attended Fordham University.

During World War II, she worked for the Office of War Information in Algiers, Italy and Austria. After the war, she worked for the Department of the Army in occupied Japan from 1947 to 1949.

She then worked for Voice of America's South Asia division as a feature writer and English-language broadcaster in New York City before the division relocated to Washington in 1954.

She also moved to Washington but switched to other agencies, including the Agency for International Development's Office of Near East Affairs.

In the early 1960s, she worked for a few years as an aide to Rep. Martha Griffiths (D-Michigan).

She accompanied her husband, a foreign service officer, to assignments in Greece, Jordan , Pakistan , Lebanon and Morocco, where she taught conversational English to prominent women. In Beirut, she worked as an assistant librarian at the American Community School. She also volunteered with the women's auxiliary of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

She was a member of DACOR (Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired).

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Boulos Malik of Rockville; two sons, Paul Malik of Arlington and Peter Malik of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; a sister, Agnes Crowley of Washington; a brother, David Fay of Vienna; and three grandchildren."

Source: Washington Post. Tuesday, August 2, 2005; Page B06. Online at here.

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