IN THE CARE OF

×

D'Elia Funeral Home

OBITUARY

Maurice Cliffly Workman

31 October, 19282 January, 2021
Play Tribute Movie

Maurice Cliffly Workman Jr., age 92, of Lakewood, NJ, went peacefully to be with his Lord Saturday January 2nd, 2021. Born in Chicago, IL and son of Maurice Sr. and Lilian Workman. He also had a residence in Bradenton, FL where he enjoyed spending his winters. Graduated University of IL with a degree in Accounting. Played in the Marching band there & loved music. Served our country for the Army in the Korean War and then in 1953 came home to marry his wife of 61 years, Helen Roberta Patterson “Pat” (deceased 2014). They had their first son Greg (deceased 2003) that same year and started a family. He began his career with Benjamin Moore & Company in 1950 and became their President in 1970, where he resided for 26 years until retiring in 1996. Maurie served on the Board at BM & Co. for another 4 years until Warren Buffet and Berkshire Hathaway purchased the company. He also served on the Board of Directors of Eastern Baptist Theology Seminary at Eastern University in Wayne, PA. Maurie enjoyed watching Yankee games and playing, singing, conducting and listening to music. He started a choral group in The Fairways development in Lakewood. He was a dedicated Christian his entire life and donated his time & talents to the Lord. Most recently a member of Living Word Baptist Church in Beachwood, NJ. He will be forever loved, cherished, and remembered by his family and friends. He leaves behind his sons Geoff, Paul (Mary), Steve (Valerie), and daughter Susan. Fortunate to have 6 Grandchildren (Christina, Brian, Brittany, Erika, Jessica, and Stephen), 4 Great Grandchildren (Lily, Eli, Avry, and Benjamin) and sister (Dolores). Arrangements are under the direction of the D'Elia Funeral Home 1300 Vermont Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701. Burial will be held privately at the Scotch Plains Baptist Church Cemetery in Scotch Plains, NJ. Memorial contributions should be made to VNA Hospice of Central NJ.

Services

No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.

Memories

Maurice Cliffly Workman

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Lisa Hobbib Pinto

3 January 2021

Mr. Workman was a man of dignity, faith, humor and love of family. With our families growing up on the same street in Plainfield, NJ we shared many happy times together including picnics on Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day.. His smile and laughter lit up a room. His compassion and sincerity welcomed by so many.
Maury's beautiful wife Pat was also giving of her spirit and time. A lady of grace for sure. They so complimented each other. Mr. Workman also sang The Lord's Prayer at our wedding, his voice echoing praise and worship.
Our sincere condolences to all of his family. Our fondest memories will remain forever. Prayers for peace, comfort and love.
Much Love,
Jim, Lisa, Nick and Karlee Pinto

Marilyn Reiter

3 January 2021

I was blessed by meeting Maurie and Pat when I fell in love with my husband as they were family friends and former neighbors. Maurie sang "The Lord's Prayer" at our wedding. I can still feel the tears of joy on my face as I listened to his voice. What a blessing!

Richard Gross

2 January 2021

I had known Maury since my employment with Benjamin Moore & Co. which began in 1969. A wonderful person and "leader" to have known. He was always very kind and humble. Very serving to all employees. May he now rest in peace in God's Kingdom of Heaven.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

September 2009

FROM THE FAMILY

Pop's 90th with the grandkids and great-grandkids

FROM THE FAMILY

Pop's 90th with the full family

FROM THE FAMILY

Pop's 90th with the kids

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

September 2009

FROM THE FAMILY

Pop's 90th with the grandkids and great-grandkids

FROM THE FAMILY

Pop's 90th with the full family

FROM THE FAMILY

Pop's 90th with the kids

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY