Dr. Herman Mallick

by | May 4, 2012 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Dr. Herman Mallick, 86, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in a local hospital.
He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and was the son of the late Anna Lerner Mallick and Samuel Mallick, and the widower of Lois Mallick.
He was a graduate of the Philadelphia School of Optometry. He was in private practice as an optometrist in Tidewater for over 50 years.
He was a founding and devoted member of Temple Israel and a former member of Brith Sholom Lodge Social Club.
Survivors include two sisters, Ruth Miller and Gertrude Zimmerman; and two brothers, Harry and Morton Mallick. He was predeceased by his brother, Yale Mallick.
Dr. Mallick was a friend to many, many people in Tidewater. He was a devotedly religious individual who attended daily services on a regular basis. He was a kind, caring and grateful individual who despite physical handicaps never bemoaned his fate. He enjoyed life to his utmost ability.
Dr. Mallick was a very competent optometrist who cared deeply about his patients. He greatly enjoyed relieving his friends of folding money in games of chance, and was very good at it. Herman had a very wide cadre of friends who will miss him dearly.
A memorial service was held in Temple Israel with Rabbi Michael Panitz officiating. Interment took place in Mt. Jacob Cemetery, Glenolden, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Israel, 7255 Granby St., Norfolk, VA 23505.