BELFAST - Dr. Margaret A.(Renton) Malmberg ,72, a resident of Belfast, passed away on April 7, in Portland under the loving and compassionate care of Waldo General County Hospital in Belfast and the Maine Medical Center, Portland. She was born February 14, 1944 to Robert and Eleanor(Curtis) Renton in Cleveland, OH.
Dr. Malmberg attended Muskingum University in New Concord, OH and Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. She was trained as an experimental psychologist and worked, for over 30 years, as a higher education administrator, educator and consultant. She was an active member of the Belfast Rotary, the Education Chair for the Board of Directors of the Camden Conference in Camden and was committed to a multitude of social justice causes. Dr. Malmberg was also the Treasurer of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Belfast as well as an active member of its choir.
Dr. Malmberg enjoyed reading, gardening, walking, long bike rides, caring for and riding horses and spending countless hours working on volunteer initiatives for the ultimate betterment of all.
Margaret is preceded in death by her two loving husbands, Dr. Donald Hastings and Dr. Steven R. Malmberg, as well as her parents, Robert and Eleanor Renton and her brother, Stephen Renton and sisters, Donna and Kathleen Renton. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Claudia Lee of Paw Paw, MI; her niece, Jennifer (Mike) Nash of Houston, TX and her nephew, Patrick Lee of Paw Paw, MI. She is also survived by her two foster sons: Russell (Lynn) Allen of Appleton, Wis. and Ed (Lori) Miller of Neebish Island, Mich.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Belfast on July 16th, 2016. Memorials on her behalf, in lieu of flowers, can be given to St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Waldo General County Hospital and the Camden Conference. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast. Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com.