Leonard Stanley Wallen, Volunteer Referee Was 85


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Leonard Stanley Wallen passed away June 3, 2023 at the age of 85.

Mr Wallen was the loving father of Neal Wallen and his wife Debbie, Jill Savva and her husband Nick, Renee Wallen, and Ross Wallen and his wife Lisa. With a total of eight grandchildren he was loved by many. He also was the loving partner of Lorraine Goldstein.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Dianne Wallen, mother Miriam Wallen, father Joseph Wallen and his brother Arnold.

Mr Wallen was born in Newark, and graduated from Weequahic High School. In 1964 he moved to Verona, where he was a life time resident. He was the owner of Pleasantdale Kosher Meat market until it closed in 2017. Mr Wallen loved Verona sports and was an high school and USA softball umpire for 50 years, and a soccer referee for 40 years.

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  1. Lenny
    Was a special man. I enjoyed his company at VHS football games. I will miss him.

  2. I was so sorry to hear of Lenny’s passing. He was a great guy. We were cousins and brought up in Newark. When my husband passed and I was sitting Shiva, he catered it and told me whatever I wanted, just let him know and I would have it. I will miss our phone calls, since I live in Las Vegas.He was also married to my best friend from high school. May he rest in peace.

  3. My heart is broken. Lenny and I were close friends from a distance.since Grammar School.
    He was such a sweet man
    Condolences to his Family and Friends. May he Rip..
    You will be missed my friend 🙏


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