OBITUARY

Herbert Leshinsky

January 7, 1928April 26, 2021
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LESHINSKY, HERBERT, age 93, passed away Monday, April 26, 2021. Born in Fall River, MA, he was a son of the late Max and Bessie (Bornstein) Leshinsky. He spent his golden years in Providence, and previously lived in Mexico, Australia, South Africa, England, Argentina, Columbia, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico.

He served in the United States Army in Japan in 1946. Herb graduated from Providence College in 1952 and earned his Master’s degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI in 1961. Herb worked for Chrysler Corporation for nearly 30 years where he was the vice president of the international division in Latin America until 1980. He then transitioned to academia and worked at the University of St. Thomas. In 1983, he became director of the Master’s Program in International Management until retiring in 1996.

Herb was a lover of the Boston Red Sox and was always happy to talk about the team and their players. He was a regular at Gregg’s restaurants where he would ask for hot, hot tea while he sat with his granddaughters, son, and daughter-in-law on Saturdays after temple. He was a regular member in the congregation at Temple Emanu-El. Of all things in this world – more than ice cream and the Red Sox, Herb was most proud of his granddaughters. He enjoyed singing as Rebecca played the violin (“Are You Sleeping” was a favorite) and was always up for a trip to Garden City to take Hannah (his Hannie) shopping for dresses.

He is survived by his son Michael Leshinsky and his wife Amy, beloved granddaughters Rebecca and Hannah Leshinsky, and “that good looking dog” Oreo (known to him as Éclair). He was the brother of the late Albert Leshinsky, Ida Smith, and Rose Leshinsky.

Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Temple Emanu-El in Providence, RI.

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David Kantor

May 4, 2021

I've know Herb since I was three years old, he and my father served in Japan together where they became good friends. I am forever grateful of this as when Herb moved to Minnesota I met my best and longest friend Mike. I have so many memories of the great person Herb was, he treated me like a son, always was willing to go the extra mile and always gave us a good laugh. He made the world a better place, we will be with us in memory forever.

Niecie Weiner

May 3, 2021

Michael, Your dad was so proud and happy with his granddaughters -he quvelled just mentioning them. But what touched my heart was how the two of you sat together in the Chapel for Kabbalat
Shabbat. It was heartwarming!

Elise Pansey

April 29, 2021

Michael, I am so sorry for your loss. It was always a pleasure to see your Dad at Shul for Kabbalah Shabbat. He was certainly a doting Zaidi and I am sure your girls will have loving memories of the time they spent with him. He will be missed by many. May his memory be for a blessing.

Amy Olson

April 29, 2021

I first met Herb through the Yiddish Vinkl in Minneapolis. When I moved back to RI in 2005, I was pleasantly surprised to meet up with him at Temple EmanuEl. He loved bringing Yiddish music to Wingate! May his memory be for a blessing.

Sue Suls

April 29, 2021

I met Herb at the JCC when he became an active user of the gym and the Yiddish Speakers Group. It was impressive to see him work out in the gym, and he obviously very much enjoyed Mama Loshen. He was the ultimate gentleman - always kind, considerate, thoughtful, and a good listener. It was a pleasure to reconnect with him whenever I returned to Providence. His face always lit up when he spoke about his family. It was obvious you all gave him tremendous pleasure.
I hope warm memories give you comfort in this difficult time.

art laurenson

April 29, 2021

My family met Herb when my Mother Alice Laurenson went to live at the place as Herb. They became tremendous friends until Mom's passing, with Herb coming in to share some of her last minutes, comforting her with a prayer. She greatly enjoyed spending time with him and finding out more about the Jewish religion.
I spent time with him and hearing about the amazing career he had.
A great man and wonderful person (as Mom would say). He'll be missed.

Ilene Leshinsky

April 29, 2021

"When am I going to see you again, Ilene? It's been so long." Every time we would speak on the phone that question would come up. And I, of course, was in Boston or Plattsburgh, NY or South Florida, always hours or days away from Uncle Herbie.

But when we did see each other, at Gregg's Restaurant or at his apartment, we would go down memory lane and I would feel reconnected with him, my dad and mom, and my dear Bubbe.

I could count on Uncle Herbie to leave a message reminding me to light yahrzeit candles on the anniversaries of the death of my parents. Now I'm going to have to figure that out for myself.

Uncle Herb loved talking to my husband George about sports or current events and over the last few years there was certainly lots to talk about.

And boy, did he love Mike and Amy, Becca and Hannah!

I love you, Uncle Herbie, and will carry you in my heart forever.

Ilene Leshinsky

Michael Corrigan

April 28, 2021

Dear Michael and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Lean on all those great memories of your Father for strength, happiness and life to be your best.

Wishing you all the best,
Michael Corrigan

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Brother and sister

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Sister, Ida

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Parents with two children

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Herb’s brother Albert with wife Alma Leshinsky

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Herb as Young man

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Herb with Bob Vachon

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Herb, Sheila and Bob

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Herb with niece Sheila Oliveira and husband Stephen

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Herb with Nancy