Malcolm McNeer Ralsten, Jr., passed away from Covid-19 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. He was a beloved husband, an incredible father, adored grandfather, and a treasured friend. As a mechanic, Malcolm was a natural born “fixer” and strived to fix anything, whether mechanical or emotional. He did not know any strangers and helped anyone in need.
Malcolm was born in Covington, VA to Malcolm McNeer Ralsten, Sr. and Elizabeth Catherine (Miller) Ralsten. Malcolm was married to the love of his life, Trinidad Mendoza Ralsten, for 34 years. Their love was evident in the love and support they showed their daughter, Maria Ralsten Schonfeld, her husband, Seth, and daughter, Aurora. His humor and strength lives on in his daughters Amy Bound and Lisa Ralsten. Malcolm was a rock for his family. Malcolm adored children and was overjoyed by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Malcolm loved all animals, especially his dogs. He requested the ashes of his beloved dogs that passed away before him be placed with his ashes.
Malcolm was best known for his dedication, work ethic, and his sense of humor. He was known as “Rip” to his friends and coworkers at Anheuser-Busch. He loved to tinker and was notorious for “piddling.” He was quick to laugh and always seemed to have a corny dad-joke for every occasion.
The family is requesting that donations be made to Project HOPE’s Covid-19 relief fund or to the Heritage Humane Society in his name in lieu of flowers.