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CFA Community Mourns Former Executive Director, Leonard Machlis

December 07, 2018, 09:00 AM
Filed Under: In Memoriam

"It is with great sadness that we share the passing of the Commercial Finance Association’s former Executive Director, Leonard Machlis," said the association's CEO Richard D. Gumbrecht. "Our heartfelt condolences go out to Len’s family, including his wife, Harriet, sons, Steven, Brian and Roger, and his daughters-in-law and grandchildren. Len joined CFA in 1955, after serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was the Executive Director for 38 years, retiring in 2002. After retiring, Len and Harriet moved from New Jersey to New York City and enjoyed all of the cultural events NYC has to offer, especially the theater."

Under his leadership and vision the CFA grew from a small regional finance association into an international trade association representing the full gamut of financial institutions. He lived and breathed CFA during his career and traveled the country unceasingly in furtherance of CFA’s goals. Along the way, he touched the lives of so many of our members and staff. 

"If one person can make a difference, Len made that difference," Gumbrecht concluded."Len was one of a kind, and will be greatly missed."

The funeral service will be held on Friday, December 7, at 11:00 am at Riverside Memorial Chapel, located at 180 West 76th Street, Manhattan. Following the service, the internment will be at B'nai Torah Cemetery, 250 Reid Street, Fairfield, CT.

 For further details concerning arrangements, please contact CFA.



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