May 23, 1927 – November 23, 2019
HARVEY LAPIDES, age 92, of Barrington Rhode Island, a World War II Navy Veteran, peacefully passed away on Saturday November 23, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Eleanor (Lasky) Lapides; they were married for 64 years. Born in New Haven, CT, he was a son of the late Ira and Helen (Muffs) Lapides.
Harvey, a lover of family, friends and sports (tennis, baseball, football and basketball) graduated from Brown University in 1950. Harvey, the co-founder of Harvey Ltd, the premier men’s haberdashery in Providence for over 50 years is one of the places he built long term meaningful relationships. His gentle and kind demeanor made a positive impact on everyone he met.
He was the loving father of Robert Lapides and his wife Jacqueline, Jane Braley and her husband Fred, and Marjorie Levin and her husband Steven; and the devoted grandfather of Matthew and Lauren Braley, John and James Lapides, and Benjamin and Rachel Levin; and the cherished brother of Martin, Theodore, James Lapides and the late Philip Lapides. He also leaves many beloved extended family members.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday November 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Temple Habonim, 165 New Meadow Rd, Barrington, RI 02806 or www.templehabonim.org. Immediately following the service please join us at the Temple for a celebration of Harvey’s life. A private family burial will take place at a future date at the Forest Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the either The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy, 485 Half Day Road, Suite 350, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 or www.foundationforpn.org/online-donations or the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005 or www.heart.org. Shiva will be held at his late residence, Tuesday November 26, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM and Wednesday the 27th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.
- Memorial Service Tuesday, November 26, 2019
November 27, 2019
Bob, Jane and Marjorie, my deepest sympathy to you and your families. I always enjoyed seeing your Dad when I visited his store. Lots of great memories of the old neighborhood. Again, my best to all of you. Chip Hawkins
November 26, 2019
I met Harvey only once at Jane's house but he left a lasting impression on me. He was a natural conversationalist and I felt so comfortable sitting there with him; we talked for a long time. He didn't seem concerned about himself at all and he focused the conversation around me and my family. He exuded kindness. Will never forget that day. May he rest in peace.
November 25, 2019
Ellie and family I am so sorry for your loss. Harvey was a friend and mentor to me. I will miss him
November 25, 2019
My late husband, Aldo, spent many happy moments with Harvey over the years..he bought his first suit at his haberdashery and continued his love of fine clothes and Harvey..Thanks for all of those wonderful memories and my deepest condolences on Harvey’s passing....
Those were the days.