Malbert Middlesworth Obituary, Death Cause – Exactly one month prior to the date on which he was scheduled to graduate from high school, Malbert “Mal” Middlesworth enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served his country honorably in the Marine Corps Reserve. When the incident took occurred, he had recently turned 17 years old. He was a member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association before he was chosen president of that organization.
He reached the ripe old age of one hundred years old on the 31st of January this year. His granddaughter Jaime Peterson claims that he died away painlessly and without any misery or suffering in the moments leading up to his passing. A private memorial service was held for the family in Fort Collins on Thursday, the day when everyone got together. According to Peterson, arrangements are currently being made to provide the dead full military honors in the form of a burial.
After surviving the assault on Pearl Harbor, taking part in task force operations in the Coral Sea and on Guadalcanal Island, and engaging in combat during those operations, he was elected president of that organization. Additionally, he fought throughout the entirety of those operations. Middlesworth fought cancer valiantly for a long time, but ultimately succumbed to the disease on March 20 in Fort Collins.