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Vladimir Nikolay Maleev

Obituary for Vladimir Nikolay Maleev

August 6, 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Philadelphia Police Officer Vladimir Maleev passed away on Friday, August, 6, 2021. He was 39 years old. Vladimir was born in Karlovo, Bulgaria to Sabka and Nikolay Maleev. He is survived by his parents; fiancé, Jaclyn Palmeri; and her children, Joseph, Jordan, and Jenivieve.

Vladimir grew up surrounded by a loving extended family including his parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins in Bulgaria. Ever the adventurer, Vladimir left his entire family and everything he knew at age 19 to head to America. Vladimir built an incredible life here from nothing. He drove nice cars, went on great vacations, attended epic sporting and music events, snowboarded the best mountains; he knew how to enjoy life. He was an avid Atlanta Falcons and UFC fan, loved dogs, Star Wars, house music, and pool parties. Vladimir spent 13 years in Atlantic City which became his home away from Bulgaria. He adored the city and had a large circle of friends there. One of his most proud accomplishments in life, though, was becoming a Philadelphia Police Officer. He loved being a part of the PPD family, took his responsibility very seriously and was dedicated to the community he served. In 2019, Vladimir met Jaclyn who he would lovingly refer to as "the best thing that ever happened to me". He was beloved by her three children, Joseph, Jordan and Jenivieve and never missed an opportunity to help support them in all their endeavors. In 2020, Vladimir discovered the Bulgarian American Police Association and quickly became an integral member of this tight knit group. Through it all though, he remained a mama's boy at heart. His primary goal in life was to make his mom and family proud in Bulgaria and help support them in any way he could. He was a blessing to all that he came into contact with and will be sorely missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to Vladimir's Life Celebration on Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at John F. Givnish of Academy Rd., 10975 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154. A second visitation will be held on Friday, Augst 13, 2021 from 5:00PM to 6:00PM followed by his service at 6:00 PM at St. Stephen's Orthodox Cathedral, 8598 Veree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111. To share your fondest memories of Vlad please visit

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10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
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