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The Broken Wand – F. James “Jim” Malczewski

F. James "Jim" Malczewski, age 94, passed away February 25, 2023. He was born July 11, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Francis and Rose Malczewski.  He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and loved performing magic to all kinds of audiences. His daughters have fond memories of when they were younger assisting him at performances as magician assistants. Jim was also a talented woodworker and enjoyed that has a hobby.

Jim was a member of both the Ann Arbor Magic Club and the Detroit Magic Club. Jim was a club member before my time, but other magicians had some recollections.

  • Michael Mode:  "This is sad news. I really liked Jim. He was so nice and always had a big smile on his face.
  • Bill Schulert: "I Was just thinking of him yesterday…a really nice magician with a good and generous spirit."
  • Jeff Boyer" "Sorry to hear this. I remember Jim. I first met him about 30 years ago."
  • Chris Moss: "I remember him well… back in the days. Always performed in club shows at the beck and call. Him and his wife good members."

Jim is survived by his daughters: Susan Malczewski and Bonnie (Yuan-Min) Liu; his grandsons: Isaac and Jonah; his brothers: Robert (Joan) Malczewski and Ronald (Clara) Malczewski. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn in 2008; his parents; his brother, Richard (Kitty) Malczewski; and his sister, Elaine (John) Czarski.

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