Adele Renee’ Malott, a longtime journalist and co-publisher of The Boutique and Villager, weekly newspapers in Burlingame and Hillsborough, died Friday (July 22) in Reno, Nev., from a brief illness at age 70, according to the Oakland Tribune. She wrote a weekly newspaper column for senior travelers that was distributed by The New York Times Syndicate, was the publisher of The Mature Traveler newsletter and co-authored a number of books. One of them was the recent “The Mature Traveler’s Book of Deals,” published in 1998. In 1981, Malott started Friendly Exchange magazine, with a circulation of more than 3 million, while she was a senior editor at The Webb Company in St. Paul, Minn. She continued as the magazine’s editor in chief until 1997. She was a regular faculty member of the Reader’s Digest Writers’ workshops and worked for the Daily Local News in West Chester, Pa.; the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce in St. Paul; WTCN-TV in Minneapolis; and KGB Radio in San Diego. Malott received dozens of awards for writing, editing and photography from the National Federation of Press Women, California Newspaper Association, the San Francisco Press Club and the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). She was a member of SATW and was president of the society and chair of SATW’s Western Chapter. She also was a founding member of the Peninsula Press Club in San Mateo.

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