Clement Malin passed away on 6 July 2015. The Westport News in the USA published the following obituary:
‘Clem’ Biddle Malin; a 32-year resident of Weston; Connecticut; passed away on 6 July 2015 at Meadow Ridge in Redding after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia. As a husband, a father, a friend and an energy executive he lived his life with grace, kindness, and a belief that diplomacy and calm could resolve any issue. Clem was born on April 4, 1934, the middle son of Caroline Biddle Malin and Patrick Murphy Malin, in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. He inherited his desire to make the world a better place from his father; and his soft-spoken demeanor from his mother.
When he was 11, his family moved to Oxford, England, and he enrolled at Magdalen College School in Oxford, where he developed his lifelong loves of history, all things British, and sport. He graduated from Swarthmore (PA) High School in 1952 and matriculated at Dartmouth College that fall. At Dartmouth, he majored in International Relations, sang tenor in the Glee Club, joined Alpha Theta fraternity, and played soccer and lacrosse with distinction for ‘the college on the Hill,’ earning six varsity letters and first-team All-American honors in lacrosse in 1955. On New Year’s Eve 1955, he had his first date with Ann Fleet, a Mount Holyoke College student whom he married on October 26, 1957. Upon his graduation from Dartmouth, Clem completed two years in the U.S. Army as a dental instructor in San Antonio. He then earned a master’s degree in Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
In 1960, Clem joined Mobil Oil’s New York City office. Over the next 13 years, he completed international assignments in Italy, France, the Netherlands, and England. During the 1973–1974 oil crisis he joined the Federal Energy Administration, eventually receiving a presidential appointment as Assistant Administrator for International Energy Affairs. He travelled and worked tirelessly to represent his country with foreign governments across the world. Clem joined Texaco in 1978 and spent the balance of his career traveling the world to represent both his company and his country, becoming an industry expert in global warming. He retired as a vice president of international relations for Texaco in 1998.
Retirement brought new opportunities, including teaching a course on the Geopolitics of Oil at the University of Bridgeport, where he was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in 2008. Clem was also a founding member of the Weston (CT) Lacrosse Club. ‘Coach Clem’ taught a generation of players (and their parents) about the joys of athletic competition and the importance of sportsmanship. Additionally, Clem served as his Dartmouth alumni class president; served on various community organizations, and continued to enjoy music as a member of church and community singing groups. He also loved sailing on Lake Sunapee (NH) and Dog Pond (CT), barbequing on his Weber grill, and reading history books and the New York Times. He was thoughtful, caring, and most of all a gentleman. Clem and his wife Ann enjoyed 56 years of marriage before her passing in 2013. Theirs was a marriage of true partnership in every sense of the word. They fully supported each other’s professional and personal pursuits and were gracious co-hosts to friends and family. One could not imagine saying ‘Clem’ without saying ‘and Ann’ and vice versa. Survivors include his sons Henry of Plymouth (MN) and Thomas of Westport (CT), hisgrandchildren Andrew, Patrick, Madison and Brandon, his brothers Robert Malin of Summit (NJ) and Randall Malin of Rancho Santa Fe (CA) along with several cousins, nieces and nephews.