Obituary: Kent Malkovich – What’s New Newp



Kent Malkovich died suddenly at Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort, South Carolina. He was 54 years old.

Born in New York, he was the third child of Mark and Joan Malkovich. After living in Waterloo, Belgium for nearly five years, the family moved to Newport, Rhode Island, where Kent attended Pell Elementary School, Cranston-Calvert School, and Frank E. Thompson Middle School. , graduated from the Portsmouth Abbey School class in 1985.

He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in philosophy and a minor in astronomy, and was elected president of his fraternity.

Kent became a licensed plumber in Newport and spent many years in this trade. He has also participated in the rehabilitation of properties and real estate speculation. He played rugby for a few seasons with the Newport Rugby Football Club, traveling with the team to Bermuda and Ireland. He moved full time to Beaufort, South Carolina in 2004, continuing his craft and spending many happy years on the Island of St. Helena with his beloved dogs.

At 10, Kent saved his money to buy a high-powered telescope and spent hours stargazing. He liked to play chess and didn’t like to lose! Besides his interests in astronomy and fishing, Kent was an accomplished mountaineer having climbed four of the “Seven Summits” of the world, including Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Aconcagua in Argentina, Denali in Alaska and Mount Elbrus in Russia. He loved to share the many stories of his adventures.

Kent is survived by his brothers Mark Malkovich and Erik Malkovich, both of Newport, RI; and her sister Kara Malkovich of Portsmouth, RI, and their relatives. He leaves behind his uncle Douglas Shewring and his aunt Kathi Shewring of Newport, RI; and her aunt Shirley Christenson of Rockport, MA. He was predeceased by his two parents Mark P. Malkovich and Joan S. Malkovich

The family would like to thank the caring intensive care staff and social workers at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Due to the current circumstances, there will be no vigil and the funeral will be private. Your memories and condolences can be shared in the online guestbook at


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