Sanford Lupovitz, 86


East Greenwich, R.I. – Sanford P. “Sandy” Lupovitz, of East Greenwich, passed away on March 30, surrounded by his family.


 Sandy was a devoted and cherished family man, a giving member of the community and loved by all for his entertaining storytelling and wonderful sense of humor. 

 He was the beloved husband for 58 years of Marcia (Miller) Lupovitz, and father of Ronna Lupovitz Brady of East Greenwich; Benjamin Lupovitz of East Greenwich; Joni Lupovitz (Craig Plastrik) of Potomac, Maryland; and Michelle Masal (Michael Masal) of Portland, Connecticut.

He was grandfather extraordinaire of Jordan (Kendra) and Ryan Brady, Max and Rachel Lupovitz, Alex and Alana Plastrik, Brandon and Leah Masal.

He was the son of the late Michael “Harry” and Mildred (Wolovitz) Lupovitz, and brother of the late Howard B. Lupovitz.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sandy graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and received a master’s degree from the Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy and Management. During the Korean War, he served stateside in the Army, and then spent many years working for various Jewish community organizations in the Northeast United States and Canada. In 1980, he purchased the Rhode Island Bureau of Investigation & Protection (“RIBI Security”). His leadership and community involvement to promote awareness and employment opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities has been frequently recognized.

Contributions in his memory may be made to: Chabad of West Bay, 3871 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886,, or a charity of your choice.