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Malcolm Burns Hale

August 26, 2022

Malcolm Burns Hale, 88 of Charleston, South Carolina, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2022.
Born on November 10, 1933, in Flat Creek, he was a son of Paul and Alice Hale.
After graduating from Shelbyville Central High in 1952, Malcolm attended the University of Tennessee, earning his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.
He served in the military where he was assigned to the U.S. Army Biological Laboratories at Ft. Detrick, Maryland. He continued as a civilian at Ft. Detrick until moving to New York to attend graduate school. In 1963, he received a master’s degree in biochemical engineering from Columbia University where he also assisted in teaching. He authored a number of technical papers and presented them before the American Chemical Society in New York and Boston.
In 1999, he retired from the Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Charleston. That year he joined the College of Charleston Center for Creative Retirement where he served as president and was a regular member until 2017 when his Parkinson’s disease made it difficult to attend meetings.
He is survived by his wife Helen and children, Thomas, Marcella, and Malcolm, Jr., all of Charleston, and sisters Roxanna Francesconi of Flat Creek and Paula Fowler of Kingston, Tennessee.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Homer, Haskell, Edward and Roger Hale and sister Elizabeth Morfitt.
Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, James Island, South Carolina.