Malcolm Michael Junker, Jr., age 70, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 while living his dream in Belize. He was born on October 26, 1948 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Malcolm Michael Junker, Sr. and Marie Sahuque Junker Dwyer.
He is survived by his sisters, Marie Junker Curry (George), Lucy Junker Tujague (Steve) and Tammy Junker DeLatte (Craig); his niece and goddaughter, Elizabeth Curry Gibbons (Grant), nieces Renee Tujague Cresap (Doug), Victoria Whittington and Alexis Whittington Williams (Thadeus); nephew, Stephen L. Tujague, Jr. (Holly); great nieces and nephews, Kate and Georgia Gibbons, Emma, Stevie, Ali, Annie, Mary Lucy, and Charlie Tujague, Mia, Ava and Carter Cresap; and numerous uncles, aunts, many cousins and friends.
Malcolm’s love for his family and friends knew no boundaries. He was a true friend, had the biggest heart and was always there to lend a helping hand. He never met a stranger and you would immediately become his friend with his inviting smile, joyful spirit, and warm and kind generous heart. He loved the water, sailing, boating, fishing, snorkeling, cooking and telling a good story or two or maybe three, but most of all he loved people and entertaining them. He was living his best life and invited all to visit him wherever he lived, but especially in Belize, where he enjoyed showing friends his dream life of retirement. Malcolm will always be in our hearts and will be deeply missed by all who were blessed to call him a brother, brother-in-law or friend. He loved the country of Belize and its people and his Texas and Belize friends were a very special part of his life.
Malcolm grew up in the Irish Channel. He attended Redemptorist High School and Alcee Fortier High School, graduating in 1968. He was a City of New Orleans Policeman, working in the 6th District for 10 years. He retired from Boh Environmental, LLC, in 2017, where he was a loyal employee for 18 years. His last assignment was as a production manager in Houston, Texas.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass held in the Chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd in New Orleans, LA on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. until Mass. Interment will follow at Lake Lawn Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to any of the following organizations: The New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation, the Compassion Fund, https://nopif.org/, 141 Robert E. Lee Blvd. #210, New Orleans, LA 70124 or Northshore Humane Society, http//www.northshorehumane.org. 20384 Harrison Ave, Covington, LA 70433.
To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit lakelawnmetairie.com.