Sugarman Sinai Memorial Chapel

458 Hope Street, Providence, RI


Leon D. Sadow

August 8, 1927October 29, 2019

Leon D. Sadow, age 92, died peacefully in Plymouth, Massachusetts on October 29, 2019 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Alma Sadow; children, Debra Koenig and her husband Steven of Milwaukee, Barbara Cole Singer and her husband Andrew of Plymouth, and Richard Sadow and his wife Anne of South Dartmouth; grandchildren, Alison Cole Scott and her husband Jordan of West Roxbury, Jeffrey Koenig of Milwaukee and Lisa Koenig and her husband Brian Quinn of New York City; and great-grandchildren, Madeleine, Lincoln and Ava Scott. Born in Plymouth, Leon was the son of the late Lawrence and Ruth (Silverstein) Sadow and the brother of the late Bernard D. Sadow. Leon moved to New Bedford in grade school, and lived there until 1993 when he and Alma relocated to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. In May of 2019, they moved to Plymouth to be closer to family. Leon attended New Bedford High School and graduated from Brown University in Providence in 1950 after serving in the Navy in World War II. Leon was the long-time proprietor of Sadow’s, a clothing store for women and children on Acushnet Avenue in New Bedford, later on Faunce Corner Road in North Dartmouth. Leon’s passions in life were his wife, Alma, family and the game of bridge. In 2018, he became a Life Master, and he spent countless afternoons in recent years playing duplicate bridge at the Mandel Jewish Community Center in Palm Beach Gardens. He will be privately interred in the Plainville Cemetery in New Bedford. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to a charity of your choice.


  • Graveside Service Friday, November 1, 2019


Leon D. Sadow

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Celie Smith

November 2, 2019

The entire Sadow family brings warm memories. Mr Sadow was a compassionate sole and savvy business man. I think my mom Cecile Smith (New Bedford Telephone Company and Queen of The Club Card program) challenged him every step of the way. They had a mutual respect and fondness of competition, a good deal and kindness. My family extends our deepest sympathy. Celie Smith Oneonta NY