NEW YORK — Malcolm B. Kallman, who led the former Gimbels Department Stores in the mid-Seventies and held top positions at The May Department Stores Co., died at his home in Portland, Maine, on April 4 due to complications from lung cancer, according to a son, Matthew. Kallman was 73.
Kallman was a veteran of several retail chains, including some that are no longer operating. He started his career as a buyer at the former Orbach’s here, and rose through the ranks until joining Federated Department Stores, where he worked as a general merchandise manager at the Boston Store in Milwaukee. He was executive vice president at Shillito’s in Cincinnati from 1971 to 1974.
Kallman was president of Gimbels-Pittsburgh, from 1974 to 1976, and then became president and chief executive of Gimbels-New York for about a year.
In addition to his son, Matthew, other survivors are his other son, David; a daughter, Lisa Kallman Wolfeyh, and four grandchildren.

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