Malcolm M. “Scoop” Glover, passed away at home in San Rafael, California on March 1, 2010. He was 83 years old.
Malcolm was born in McCloud, California on September 16, 1926.
When he was 16 he was hired by William Randolph Hearst as a photographer for The Examiner in San Francisco, after meeting him years earlier on the steps of the general store.
Also at 16, he enlisted in the Navy during World War II serving in Pearl Harbor as an electricians mate. After an honorable discharge, Mac worked for American Hawaiian Steamship Company.
He returned to The Examiner in 1946 as a reporter and was assigned to the police beat a few years later and that’s what he enjoyed the most — covering fires, murders, robberies and the kidnapping of Patty Hearst.
He was the first reporter at the St. Francis Hotel when Al Jolson died in 1950 and accompanied President Truman on his “constitutional walks” when he was in town.
When he drove The Examiner radio car he was known as “Car 83.” The Examiner was sold in 2000 and Mac worked for The Chronicle until he retired in February 2002.
Mac met Irmelin (Lynn) Jonasen in 1946 and they married in 1947. They moved to San Rafael to start a family in the early 1950s.  Mac and Lynn belonged to a square dance group and a local traveling bowling league.
Mac was a member of the Footprinters Chapter 15 and Santa Cop.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lynn; son, Paul of Chico, California; daughter, Susan (and Robert) Thomson; and grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Alexander Thomson of Novato, California.
He was preceded in death by daughter, Nancy Lynn in 1958.
The family would like to thank Hospice and From The Heart for the wonderful care they have given.