Irving Malina

Irving Malina

Irving Malina, 93, of Englishtown died Aug. 11, 2019. Born in New York City, he grew up in the Bronx and had resided in Colonia for 22 years and in West Palm Beach, Fla., for 30 years before moving to Englishtown almost two years ago.

Mr. Malina was a maintenance foreman for Aristocrat Leather in Newark for 22 years and CEO of Studner-Kavaler in Brooklyn for six years and Kayline Processing in Trenton for four years prior to retiring.

He graduated from Samuel Gompers Vocational High School at the age of 16 1/2 and worked as an apprentice with his father in sheet metal before finding work in the Brooklyn Navy Yard repairing battleships.

He joined the Army at 18 and served during World War II in France and then Nevada.

He was active in the Avenel and Colonia synagogues while living in Colonia. He was condo and homeowners president at Golden Lakes in West Palm Beach for several years.

Predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Lily Centor Malina, and his companion, Claire Newman, he is survived by three daughters, Jo Ann (Harley Hoffman) and Karen (Lorin Jaffe), both of Manalapan, and Mona Fiorino of Franklin Park; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bright Focus Foundation (Macular Degeneration Research), 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871 ( or National Hospice Foundation, 1731 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (

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