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MALCOLM CALLENDER, DEAD AT 57

Aug. 9, 2003 — Former Sen. Malcolm Callender died Friday morning. He was 57. The cause of death was not disclosed.
He is survived by his wife, Janis, and children, Myka, Malcolm Jr., Marco, Monique, Morgan, and Malori.
Callender served a single term as a member of the Independent Citizens Movement in the 19th Legislature, after performing in the field of law enforcement, including Government House security during the time of Gov. Cyril E. King. He also served as head of the Police Benevolent Association. Born in New York, he spent some of his formative years in the Virgin Islands, attending Dober Elementary School.
At the time of his death he was an assistant attorney general in the V.I. Justice Department.
Those who recalled Callender's life described him as a decent, congenial man. "Senator Callender is a very close friend of my family," said Sen. Shawn-Michael Malone. "The news of his passing comes as a shock to me … My family and staff join me in grieving the loss of a dedicated public servant and Virgin Islander with tremendous character," he said.
Joining Malone and Gov. Charles Turnbull and Lt. Gov. Vargrave Richards in expressions of sympathy, Sen. Almando "Rocky" Liburd called Callender "a person I could always count on for legal advice and guidance."

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