Stuart Mark Lilien, 85, died on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from complications stemming from a second case of COVID-19 which he contracted despite being fully vaccinated and boosted. He bravely fought a prolonged battle with an unyielding determination to recover. Born August 6, 1937, the youngest son of Clarence and Dorothy (Altman) Lilien, he was raised in New Jersey, the Bronx and Scarsdale. Following his graduation from University of Miami where he earned a degree in Business, he served time in the Air Force Reserve before co-founding the commercial real estate firm, The Lansco Corporation, which he co-led from 1968 until he died. Stuart was married to Inez Schumer Lilien for more than 50 years until she died in 2017. Despite a demanding career, Stuart was known to be the most devoted father, never too busy for his three beloved daughters, Claudine, Lauren and Tracy each of whom brought him endless joy and laughter. His five grandchildren, Dylan, Jackson, Cameron, Peyton and Sawyer, had their own unique bond with their Grandpa and he loved them with all his heart. Stuart is survived by his older brother, Everett, his beloved nieces, Robin and Amy Lilien, as well as his treasured nieces and nephews from the Schumer side of the family, Ilene, Susan, Gordon, Joseph, Ronni, Cindy, Carolee and Jeffrey. Stuart had a palpable zeal for life, work and he was always in close touch with friends from all facets of lifetime. He was known for having a great sense of humor, not taking himself too seriously, and being a source of true support and guidance during difficult times for others. He supported more than a hundred charities throughout the world. An avid sports fan, he was part of recreational baseball teams and a competitive tennis player, continuing to play matches regularly up until his latest illness. He was also a talented basketball player who engaged in pick-up games throughout Westchester for decades, often against much younger opponents and always rooted for his New York teams, the Yankees and the Jets.
If you wish to honor Stuart’s memory, his family asks that you please consider a donation to White Plains Hospital where Stuart received top level medical care and true compassion during the most difficult times in his life. Donations may be sent to: White Plains Hospital Foundation, 101 East Post Road, White Plains, NY 10601 or online at https://www.wphospital.org/ donate/ Please indicate that the gift is being made in his memory.