Malvina Lefkovits, 91, of South Orange died Oct. 6, 2015. Born in Czechoslovakia, she survived Auschwitz during World War II and immigrated to Israel in 1949. Her family came to the United States in 1954, settling initially in Newark and then in Hillside and Springfield. She moved to Florida in 1984 before returning to New Jersey in 2002, settling in South Orange.
Mrs. Lefkovits was the owner of Malvina’s, a dress shop, which she opened first in Hillside and then relocated to Springfield before finally relocating to Millburn. She retired in 1984.
Predeceased by her husband, Emil, and her son, Ernest, she is survived by her daughter, Tova Silberman of Springfield; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 7 with arrangements by Ross’ Shalom Chapels, Springfield.