Leslie M. Malarchick
Leslie Ann McDannald Malarchick, 58, of Seven Lakes, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, in Pinehurst.
She was the wife of Robert E. Malarchick and the daughter of the Virginia and Clyde McDannald, of Pinehurst. She was born in Morristown, N.J., on March 13, 1954.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Sandhills Assembly of God Church, in Southern Pines, with Senior Pastor Bryan R. Rainbow officiating. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines. Interment will be in the Warm Springs Cemetery in Warm Springs, Va.
Leslie was the consummate expert in marketing, merchandising and sales in the fields of fashion and interior design. She obtained her training from the Mount Ida College School of Design in Newton, Mass., and practiced those skills throughout her career and most recently at Belk, Finlay Jewelers and High Point Interiors of Pinehurst. She realized one of her lifelong dreams when her store “A Great Find” opened in West End.
In recent years Leslie had become the major caregiver for her mother and father. Leslie was very active in the Sandhills Assembly of God Church and was a friend to many. While living in Danbury, Conn., she was a board member and served as a trainer, counselor and coordinator of the “Dream Come True Foundation” that grants dreams to terminally, chronically or critically ill children. Leslie was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was an enthusiast of the arts, boating and gardening.
Leslie is survived by her loving husband, Robert E. Malarchick, of Seven Lakes; and her dear parents, Virginia and Clyde McDannald, of Pinehurst to whom she was deeply devoted. She is also survived by two brothers, Clyde McDannald III, of South Windsor, Conn., and Bruce McDannald, of Port Orange, Fla.; and two sisters, Bonnie McDannald Jefferis and her husband, Joe, of Haymarket, Va., and Laura McDannald, of Santa Fe, N.M. She was predeceased by her brother Brian McDannald and her mother-in-law, Josephine (Jay) Malarchick.
Memorial contributions can be made to Sandhills Assembly of God Church. Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com or www.sandhillschurch.com.
Arrangements by Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines and McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home of Hot Springs, Va.