Sugarman Sinai Memorial Chapel

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Erma W. Leavitt

October 28, 1922May 5, 2020

LEAVITT, ERMA W., 97, passed away May 5, 2020. She was the beloved wife of the late Harold Leavitt. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Pauline (Aronovitz) Weiner.

Erma graduated RISD in 1944 with a Bachelor of fine arts. Art was never far from her focus. She continued to be involved with RISD for most of her life. She was Docent with RISD museum of art, then President of the Museum Board and then she served as a Trustee on RISD school board.

She was very active in Temple Beth El. Serving on the arts committee, which was responsible for much of the art and decorative Judaica in the synagogue.

She is survived by her son Robert Leavitt and his wife Susan; grandchildren Andrew and his wife Liz, Laura and her husband Matt, and Julia and her partner Roxy; and daughter in law Gretchen Leavitt. She was the mother of the late Laurance Leavitt and sister of the late Edward Weiner and Roslyn Colson.

Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, her funeral services will be private. Arrangements are in the care of Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel, Providence, RI. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 70 Walnut Street Suite 301, Wellesley, MA 02481 or www.lls.org/newengland.


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