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The Quest for: Malcolmette Friedman

For those of you still trying to locate Malcolmette here is some information to assist you in your search.

Her mother’s Obit

FRIEDMAN, Patty Jordan
October 26, 2002

FRIEDMAN, Patty Jordan – In Palo Alto, Thursday, October 24, 2002. At the age of 84. Wife of the late Captain Malcolm C. Friedman, U.S. Navy, Retired former Commanding Officer of Moffett Field, Headquarters PACCINQ Saigon, Vietnam and President of Security General Corp. Mother of Malcolm Friedman, Jr. of Houston, TX, Sauce Jo Adellman of Palm Springs, CA., Mel Padgett of Menlo Park, CA., Fran Vrooman of Atlanta, GA and Juliet Terry of Menlo Park, CA. Grandmother of eight. Great Grandmother of four. Beloved sister of Romeo Juliet Portis of Lepanto, AR. A native of Missouri. A 45 year resident of Los Gatos and also of Menlo Park, CA, Patty was responsible for founding many orphanages in Vietnam. She was involved in refurbishing the hospital near Thans A Nuit airport in Saigon, Vietnam. Patty was also heavily involved with the Navy League and responsible for refurbishing the Officers Club at Moffett Field. Patty sponsored the parade of Christmas Trees and supported many charities and mission work. She loved landscaping, pouring concrete, bricklaying, and decorating and golf. The family is extremely grateful to Lytton Gardens of Palo Alto for their loving, excellent care during her illness. Our Mother would like to thank her beloved grandson Jordan Padgett for her beautiful coronation outfit and shoes. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services, Thurs., October 31, 2002 at 11AM at the chapel of Roller, Hapgood & Tinney, 980 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto. Interment Golden Gate Nat’l Cemetery, San Bruno.

Her brother, Malcolm C. Friedman,Jr. (aka Malcolm C. Friedman), last known address:

Malcolm C Friedman
15519 Wooden Oak Ct
Houston, TX 77059
(281) 990-0270

This may still be a good address. Someone could attempt phone contact – 🙂

Her sister, Juliet (Juliette?) (middle name: Jordan?) TERRY – last known location:

Menlo Park, CA

Malcolmette, possible married names:

– Malcolmette Padgett (has son Jordan Padgett who was grandson to Patty Jordan Friedman).
– Malcolmette de Regt
– Malcolmette Deregt

Malcolmette, possible location:

– Menlo Park, CA
– Stockton, CA
– Mountain View, CA
– Palo Alto, CA

Hopefully, this information will assist those of you looking for her and/or her family.

It would probably be best to start with attempting to contact her brother.

Rock Onnn … Saigon Kids

6 comments to The Quest for: Malcolmette Friedman

  • Kenneth R. Yeager

    Ah Bob, you give me hope. Thanks for the information and doing the research. Damn, it’s cold in Germany….Ken

    • Ken – interesting things turn up on the Internet sometimes – 🙂

      Cold in Germany – lol – It was *Minus 8* degrees here this morning (without the *wind chill factor*). God only knows how cold it was with the wind chill factor … cuz I don’t even want to know!!! – lol – traveling to tropical islands is sounding better and better each day …. LOL – 🙂


      UPDATE (Friday at the Mid-Night hour): I just sent an email to Fran (Friedman) Vrooman who appears to be Malcolmette’s older sister. I don’t know if she was ever in Viet-nam with the rest of the Friedman family, as she was attending college in California in 1959, according to one piece of information I came across. Will let you know what develops.


  • Ralph Johnston

    It was 74 here today in Daytona Beach, Florida. Happy to be out of that minus chill factor. You don’t have to travel far to find that good weather Bob.

  • UPDATE: I received a reply back from Fran (Malcolmette’s older sister). She has been kind enough to contact her family members to see if any want to get in touch to re-connect with our Saigon Kids family. Most of her siblings are living on the west coast now. Fran is in GA.

    I’ll update this as things progress.


    PS: Ken – FYI, you can thank Facebook for this *find* – 🙂

  • Kenneth R. Yeager

    I tried the phone number for Malcolm but it was a non-connect number….must admit I haven’t been too persistent lately in trying to track folks down. Seems like some just don’t want to be found. Ken

    • Ken – Thanks for attempting the phone call. I pulled that information from one of those *people finder* services – this is why I never pay those services for information, as most of the time it is *outdated*. I gave Fran all the contact information for Saigon Kids. She is passing it along to her brother and sisters, along with my invitation for them to re-connect with Saigon Kids. Fran mostly talks with Juliet who she gathers did not go to Saigon with the family. I just checked the Facebook account – no news yet – 🙁

      I hope your recovery is going well; and, that you and your wife are enjoying the holidays.


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