In Memory of




Obituary for Malcolm Snyder Frankel

Malcolm Snyder Frankel of Yardley, PA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was 87.

Born in Philadelphia on July 19, 1935, he was the son of the late Joseph and Minerva Frankel, who died during his childbirth. He was raised by Joseph and wife Gladys Frankel who became his loving mother when he was an infant. He had one younger brother, the late Stanton Frankel. 

Malcolm proudly served his country in the U.S. during the Korean War and was a member of Bucks County Veterans.

After being honorably discharged from the army, Malcolm discovered sales which became his career and passion even after retirement. He was a proud member of the non-profit SCORE where he became a mentor to small business owners and those starting out in business. He always ‘knew a guy’ and wanted to help others succeed. 

In his free time, Malcolm was an avid golfer who played whenever he got the chance...if you ever find a golf ball with a jet drawn on it in a sand trap somewhere, you can be sure that was his! He loved to stay active and also enjoyed tennis, reading, crosswords, all the Philly sports teams, and most importantly spending time with his friends and family. He was always generous, sometimes to a fault…if you mentioned in passing that you liked something, he’d get you a hundred of them!

Malcolm will be deeply missed by his three children and eight grandchildren; Mindy Frankel of Olympia, WA (children Daisy, Torin & Lila), David & wife Katey Frankel of Golden, CO (children Reilly & Wyatt) and Susan & husband Jon Schimpf of Yardley, PA (children Addison, Carter & Jonathan). Being Dad and Grandpa were his favorite titles. He loved when his grand kids visited and he took them for mini golf, a bagel date, water ice and a trip to Five Below…and his grand kids equally loved their time with him.

Malcolm is also survived by his sister-in-law Judy Frankel and nieces Karen Gana and Jennifer Wamboldt.  

A celebration of life for Malcolm will be held in Yardley in the upcoming months; close friends and family will be notified.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Malcolm’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.