Flags are flying at half-staff in South Lake Tahoe through Wednesday for The Angel of Tahoe, longtime Zephyr Cove resident Lisa Maloff, who died July 28, 2022. She was 93.
Married to Tahoe hotel pioneer and former Timber Cove Lodge operator Robert Maloff, she donated millions to a variety of causes.
Most recently, she donated $25,000 to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office K-9 program in May. She also purchased a radar trailer and contributed toward the purchase of a driving simulator for the Sheriff’s Office.
Her foundation donated $3 million for the construction of the Lisa Maloff Athletic Facility at
Whittell High School.
“We have lost our Angel of Tahoe today,” said South Lake Tahoe Mayor Devin Middlebrook in the Tahoe Daily Tribune. “But while she may be gone physically, her presence and spirit will continue to be felt every day. In 2019, we renamed Airport Road to Lisa Maloff Way. Each time you visit City Hall and the airport, take a moment as you turn onto Lisa Maloff Way to remember this extraordinary woman and the indelible impact she leaves on our community.”
Maloff was born in Ukraine in 1929 and was placed in a concentration camp by the Nazis during their invasion during World War II, according to a story in Tahoe Quarterly.
Robert Maloff preceded her in death in 2011 at the age of 90.
No services are planned.
Tahoe Daily Tribune staff writer Ashleigh Goodwin contributed to this story.