April 18, 1927 – April 8, 2018
Lenore (Lee) Maliken,90, Monmouth Beach, died on April 8, 2018. She was born in the Bronx, NY but was lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore and always proud of her Jersey Shore roots, growing up in Long Branch, and eventually raising a family in Deal. Along with Alex, her husband of 50 years, she ran Tumen’s Department Store in Atlantic Highlands for 30 years, before moving to Pompano Beach, Florida, where they opened a new ladies’ retail business, “Lee’s House.” After Al passed away in 2001, Lee ran the business until she turned 80. She also played competitive duplicate bridge and was a competitive tennis player into her 80’s. Summers were spent in Monmouth Beach where, for many years, the family enjoyed boating and friends at the Channel Club and Atlantis Yacht Clubs.
Lee loved attending Broadway theater and Miami City Ballet productions and, along with her partner of 16 years, Richard Neiman, enjoyed world cruising and was a patron of Florida Grand Opera.
Lee was predeceased by husband, Alex, her parents, Sophie and Ben Goldwasser, and her brother, Stan Goldwasser. Her children, Vicki (Robert) Feldman, Jill (Claude) Heifetz, and Bruce (Sherry) Maliken, along with grandchildren Jessica (Steve) Scaramuzzino, Adam (Mia) Feldman, David Maliken, Dan Maliken, Jared (Rachel) Heifetz, and Shelby Heifetz, and great grandchildren Alexis, Parker, Ethan, Brody, Sydney, Chloe, and Lantz, will all miss her very much.
The family would like to thank the incredible staff at Vitas, Senior Helpers and, the incredible Viviana.
A funeral service will be at 11am on Thursday April 12th, 2018 at Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, Ocean. Interment will follow at Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation, Vitas Hospice, or the charity of your choice.
- Vicki Feldman, Daughter
- Jill Helfetz, Daughter
- Bruce Maliken, Son
- Funeral Service Thursday, April 12, 2018
- Committal Service Thursday, April 12, 2018
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April 12, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. There are no words.
I have had the pleasure of being at the bridge table with Lee. What a lovely, delightful woman
she was....a 7NT (best there can be in a bridge game) kind of gal. She always had a smile on her face that lit up the room, and was so FULL of of vim and vigor. What a YOUNG 90! I had no idea.
May she rest in peace, and may you treasure your memories of her.
Sending warm sympathy hugs and love,
Susan (Maliken) Griffin
April 10, 2018
My "favorite Aunt" as I would always call her and she called me her "favorite niece". Lots of energy, spunk and no filters. Fond memories of my summers spent in Deal, NJ. You are now reunited with Uncle Al, Dad (Ben Maliken) and Mom (Nancy Maliken). Watch out Heaven -- here they come!! You'll always be in my heart.