In Memoriam – Frederick J. Mali


Fred, the President and CEO of HWT Mali & Co. was a longtime supporter of the Hundred Year Association. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family and friends Thursday, February 1st. He is survived by Lucretia, his wife of 30 years. Lucretia is a member of the Association’s Board of Governors and Awards Committee.

Fred was born October 5, 1930, in New York City and educated at Buckley, Groton, Yale and Harvard Business School, where he earned an MBA. He served his country in the US Army between the wars.

He was the fifth generation to run his family’s firm which is the oldest continuously family-run company in New York City. The Mali family has been supplying the signature green wool cloth for pool and billiard tables since 1826. The company was one of the original members of the Association.

Fred was the great-grandson of John Taylor Johnston, the principal founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the great-great-grandson of abolitionist Lucretia Mott, and the first cousin eight times removed of Benjamin Franklin.

The Association joins Lucretia and the rest of Fred’s family in mourning the loss of this great friend. As one said “Fred’s kindness and consideration were known to all. Always a sense of humor; nary a word of nastiness towards anyone. We will never forget his charm and wonderful demeanor.”