Dr. Claudia Yellin, 52


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Dr. Claudia Faith Yellin, of Providence died on Oct 31. Dr. Yellin devoted her career as a psychologist to the to the mental health and well-being of young children and their families, as well as adolescents, college students, and adults.

She grew up in Wyoming, Ohio, and moved to New England for her education at Brown, Harvard and Boston Universities. Most recently, she was in private practice in Providence and held a position at Bradley Hospital. She held leadership positions in several professional organizations, and was an avid reader and member of her book club and canoeing community. She was a member of Temple Emanu-El in Providence, and an active parent leader in the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island. She loved folk music, appreciated fine food, wine, and chocolate, and delighted in the outdoors.

She leaves her spouse, Navah Levine, and her son, Ari Lev Yellin-Levine; her sister, Pamela Yellin of Boston, Massachusetts; her parents Dr. Wilbur and Carole Yellin of Naples, Florida; her stepbrother David Winkler and her nephews, Zach Cox and Zane Winkler of Cincinnati, Ohio. She was predeceased by her original parents, Lila Slavet Hersh Yellin, in 1976, and Dr. Norman S. Hersh, in 1968.

Donations in Claudia’s memory may be made to the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island, 85 Taft Ave., Providence, RI 02906.

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