The City of Malden mourns the passing of larger-than-life former Malden resident and Malden Public Schools Educator Paul Abare. Paul was a true gentleman well-known for his kind ways and classy demeanor. A 1969 graduate of Malden High School, Paul was a basketball legend on the court who was revered by his teammates. He was known as the best player at the YMCA during the Y’s “glory days” – he played his beloved game well into his 60s. As a teacher in the Malden Public School system he was notorious for his compassion and great patience with his students and colleagues. A devoted family man, Paul was loved by all who knew him - he will truly be missed.