SOMERVILLE, NJ - A celebration of the life of Al "Boomie" Malekoff will be held Saturday, June 8 at the Somerville High School Gymnasium from 10 a.m.-noon.

"Boomie," as he was known to family, friends and students, was a long-time, respected coach, teacher, administrator and mentor during his five decades at Somerville High School. There he was head football coach for 25 years, and also had stints coaching other sports and as athletic director.

He assumed numerous academic roles, among them teaching driver's education to generations of students.

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The memorial celebration is open to the public.

In lieu of flowers, the Malekoff family, as per "Boomie's" wishes, suggest that donations go to the Somerville High School Hall of Fame,  PO Box 8651, Somerville, NJ 08876.