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Gene Francis Malleus

AGE: 70 Leonardo

Gene Francis Malleus, 70, of the Leonardo section of Middletown Township and Naples, Fla., died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, following a brief battle with cancer.

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Patrice (Garnich) Malleus; his daughter, Lisa Malleus and Harold Boxill, Toms River; his sisters, Lesley Littner, Lorraine Sferlazzo, Marielena Mickey; his brothers, Jerry Malleus, Charles Carhart, George Carhart and Andrew DeMarc. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Hilary Malleus, in 2005; and his brother, Robert Carhart in 1982.

Born in Long Branch, and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Gene and Pearl Malleus, Gene graduated from Brooklyn Poly-Technical High School and attended Rutgers University College of Engineering. Devoted to his career, Gene spent decades in the chemical engineering industry, consulting for various firms before starting the Malleus Company, Inc. Gene had a passion for martial arts, rising to the high rank of 7th degree black belt in MKS Karate, 2nd degree black belt in both Tae Kwon Do and Ji Do Kwan, receiving numerous honors and awards. He volunteered at the YMCA teaching karate, as well as Martin's Karate Studio and Matawan School of Martial Arts. An avid car enthusiast, Gene was a longtime member of the Porsche Club of America, owning and racing vehicles over the years. His love of the ocean led to a vacation home in Naples, Fla. His fondness for travel took him and his wife on wonderful trips abroad.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18 at the funeral home. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered at 9:30 a.m. at St. Agnes' R.C. Church, 103 Center Ave., Atlantic Highlands. Burial will follow at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown. Contributions in Gene's memory may be made to the St. Agnes Church, for scholarships at Mother Teresa School, 103 Center Ave., Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716. For more information, to send condolences or for directions, please visit www.pflegerfh.com.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 16, 2011
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