Born and raised in Weehawken, he had summered in Denville since the 1930s and moved there full-time in 1952.
He served in the Navy during World War II and received a Bronze Star and Presidential Citation for "exceptionally meritorious achievement in the performance of outstanding combat service against enemy forces." He had been a jeweler, or "platinum smith" since 1940, and worked his last 25 years at Van Cleef and Arpels Jewelers in Manhattan before retiring in 1982.
He was a member of the Elks Club in the Denville/Rockaway area, and was an avid gardener and farmer.
His wife, Mary (Pont) of 50 years predeceased him in 1995.
His sons, Frank of Emmaus of Pa., Joseph of Guilford of Conn., and Charles Malvezzi of Wallingford, Conn.; and his grandchildren, Matthew, Ben, Alex, Brett and Chloe survive him.
Funeral services will be held at Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Ave., Denville, N.J. on Friday, Aug. 3, at 11 a.m. Visitation will take place prior to the service from 9-11 a.m.