Leona Malkin, 95


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Leona Malkin passed away on May 5, 2022, at her home. She lived a long life filled with the love of family and friends. 

A lifelong resident of Providence, she was the eldest daughter of the late Clara (Finklestein) and Ralph Shuster. She was the loving sister of Mathew Shuster and his wife, Deborah, of Warwick, Grace Goldberg, of Providence, and the late Adele Zuckerman of Providence. Leona leaves behind her daughter Fonda Tenenbaum, of Houston, Texas, and her son, David Malkin and his wife, Rose, of Providence. Leona is also survived by the greatest joys of her life, her four grandchildren Sam and Jack Malkin, Rachel Tenenbaum, and Cayla and Stephen Rutchik; her two great-grandsons Noah and Brandon Rutchik: and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was a lifelong admirer of style and beautiful objects, flowers, good bargains and good food. In addition to being an avid bridge player, Leona enjoyed many adventures with her group of loving and loyal friends.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis St., Boston, MA 02115.