PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Cecilia (Stein) Katz died March 25. She was the wife of the late Dr. Joseph Katz. Born in Germany, a daughter of the late Solomon and Klara (Koenig) Stein, she had been a resident of Rhode Island since 1960. She attended Moses Mendelsohn School in Berlin. She was a member of Temple Emanu-El, its Social Action Committee and its Choral Club, and Naamat.
She is survived by her children, Deborah Katz and her husband Ruben Lamdany of Potomac, Md. and Dr. David Katz and his wife Rachel of Oakton, Va; and her grandchildren Lyana, Madeline, Maia, Dina, Noah, Daniel, Zachary, Jonathan, Ezra and Hannah. She will also be remembered fondly by Gail and her husband Garry, Ira, her other nieces and nephews, family and many close friends. She was the sister of the late Siegfried, Arnold and Max Stein, and Gretchen Kaiser.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Temple Emanu-El or Jewish Community Day School of R.I.
altNARRAGANSETT, R.I. – Morris J. Levin died on March 28 in Del Ray Beach, Florida. He was the beloved husband of Roberta (Abedon) Levin, to whom he had been married for 57 years. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, he was the devoted son of the late Benjamin and Rose (Wolk) Levin.
He lived in Narragansett, Rhode Island, having previously lived in Chevy Chase, Md.
He was the loving father of Carl Levin and his wife, Brenda, of Narragansett, R.I., Bari Levin and her husband, Massi, of Costa Rica, and Sean Levin and his wife, Susan, of Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. Cherished grandfather of Eliecer, Gabriella, Rebecca, Benjamin and Alina.
He was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, received his law degree from The Boston University School of Law, and his Masters of Law from Harvard University Law School. He served in the Counter Intelligence Corps of the United States Army, and was awarded the National Defense Service and the Good Conduct medals. He was counsel for the United States Department of Justice and the U.S. Postal Service. altHe also served as staff counsel for Senator John O. Pastore (R.I.), and was counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce during the hearings on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He was a lobbyist before the United States Congress and an author of the Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970. He was also a speechwriter for Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey. In addition to his work as a lobbyist, he was a trial and appellate attorney. His clients included newspapers, trucking companies, railroads, airlines, and the State of Israel.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407-2270.
altCRANSTON, R.I. – Reuben Marks died March 30 at R.I. Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Rose (Levin) Marks. Born in Providence, a son of the late Aaron and Lottie (Lasker) Marks, he was a lifelong resident of Cranston.
He was a TV technician until retirement and a WW II Army veteran. He was a member of Temple Am David and the Handyman Club. He loved woodworking and enjoyed classical music.
He was the devoted father of Lois Ginsberg and her husband, Howard, of Cranston and David Marks. Dear brother of the late Isreal Marks. Loving grandfather of Leanne, Andrew, William, and Nikolas.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to The Miriam Hospital Center for Professional Practice Development, 164 Summit Ave, Providence, RI 02906 or Temple Am David, 40 Gardiner St., Warwick, RI 02888.
altPROVIDENCE, R.I. – Leslie Popkin died April 4 at The Miriam Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence “Larry” Popkin. Born in Springfield, MA, a daughter of the late Sol and Sally (Rosen) Kamin, she raised her family in Rehoboth, Mass. She helped her husband run the family business, Rhode Island Aquarium and Pet Center in Providence, she worked as an executive assistant at Bradley Hospital and was a real estate agent with Century 21.
She was a graduate of Cranston High School East, Class of 1965 and Katharine Gibbs School, Class of 1967. She was a former member of Temple Emanu-El. She was a woman with fine taste in fashion, food and film, she had a passion for travel, and was a celebrated storyteller with an acute memory for vivid details and excellent comedic timing.
She was the devoted mother of Marc Popkin of Providence. Dear sister of Fred Kamin and his wife, Elaine, of Naples, Fla. Cherished aunt of Erica Kaiser and Jonathan and Michael Kamin.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Miami, FL 33134.