Sugarman Sinai Memorial Chapel

458 Hope Street, Providence, RI


Richard "Max" or "Rickey" Factor

May 16, 1953November 5, 2019

Richard (Max) Factor passed away suddenly on November 5, 2019. A lifelong resident of Providence, he attended University of Rhode Island and the Culinary Institute of America. He worked at a number of leading restaurants as a chef and maître d'. He continued his career at the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, retiring in 2018. He was born on May 16, 1953, to Sylvia and Sidney Factor. Richard is survived by his sisters, Maxine Kingsbury and Judith Factor; brother-in-law, Robert Wechsler; and his beloved nephews and niece, Alex Kingsbury, Adam Wechsler and Diana Wechsler. He will be deeply missed by all, including the Page, Surden and Goldman families. Funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Thursday, November 7, in the Priest Chapel at Lincoln Park Cemetery – 1469 Post Rd., Warwick with burial to immediately follow. Memorial gifts may be made to Friends of Karen. www.friendsofkaren.org


  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 7, 2019


Richard "Max" or "Rickey" Factor

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Deirdre Balzano

November 7, 2019

Dear Maxine , Judy , Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of Max . I am heartbroken to hear of his passing . Max was such a wonderful man , amazing chef and a true gentleman . I was blessed to have had Max as a friend and will miss forever. The love and pride Max had for his family always came through . I will keep Max and your family in my prayers , sincerely , Deirdre

Betsy McNeil

November 7, 2019

When I think of Rickey, I think of a young man who was the best swimmer on the team at the Seekonk Swimming club. He was long and lean, and when he jumped into the pool his arms seemed to go on forever. He always came in first and was the hero of Woodbine Street. I remember his mother, Sylvia, cheering him on. She was always so proud when he won, and never took it for granted that he would bring home the gold, again and again. We all wanted to be champions, like Rickey.

When I saw today's notice, it was hard to believe. Rickey will always be young and vibrant in my mind and in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time of tremendous sorrow.

Robyn Hohenemser-Golden

November 7, 2019

To the family of Max Factor:

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you ..... we are so sorry for your loss.... He was a wonderful person ... may he rest in paradise.

Robyn Hohenemser Golden
Masha Addessi
Brina Herskovitz