Sanford Lupovitz

LUPOVITZ, SANFORD P. (“SANDY”), 86, of East Greenwich, RI, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017, surrounded by his family.

Sandy was a devoted and cherished family man, a giving member of the community, and loved by all for his entertaining storytelling and wonderful sense of humor.

He was the beloved husband for 58 years of Marcia (Miller) Lupovitz, and father of Ronna Lupovitz Brady of East Greenwich, RI, Benjamin Lupovitz of East Greenwich, RI, Joni Lupovitz (Craig Plastrik) of Potomac, MD, and Michelle Masal (Michael Masal) of Portland, CT.

Also, he was grandfather extraordinaire of Jordan (Kendra) and Ryan Brady, Max and Rachel Lupovitz, Alex and Alana Plastrik, Brandon and Leah Masal.

He was the son of the late Michael “Harry” and Mildred (Wolovitz) Lupovitz, brother of the late Howard B. Lupovitz.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Sandy graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and received his Master’s Degree from the Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy and Management. During the Korean War, he served stateside in the Army, and then spent many years working for various Jewish community organizations in the Northeast United States and Canada. In 1980, he purchased the Rhode Island Bureau of Investigation & Protection (“RIBI Security”). His leadership and community involvement to promote awareness and employment opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities has been frequently recognized.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 3, 2017, at 1:30 pm at Shalom Memorial Chapel, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston, RI.  Burial will follow at Sinai (Pawtuxet) Memorial Park, 100 Harrison Ave., Warwick, RI.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to: Chabad of West Bay, 3871 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886,, or a charity of your choice.



  1. Andrew R Lupovitz
    Apr 1, 2017

    Sandy gave us many memories over the years. We were lucky to have him as an uncle and always enjoyed the special time we got to spend with him. Some of my favorite memories involving Sandy are the hours and hours we got to listen to him and his brother Howard (my dad) tell stories. We hope you got to hear some stories too. We hope you got to spend time with Sandy too. We know you miss Sandy too. He’s probably telling stories to a whole new group of friends.

  2. Marsha Cain
    Apr 2, 2017

    A true Mensh.
    We will miss you so much.

  3. Sue Meighan
    Apr 2, 2017

    My deepest sympathy to you and the family Marcia! Sandy was a wonderful, very special man, with an amazing sense of humour. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. I will be there in spirit with you tomorrow!

  4. Stephen Imondi
    Apr 2, 2017

    Dear Joni and family

    Lynn and I extends our sympathies to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  5. Susan Lewis DiMasi
    Apr 3, 2017

    Ben, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope that your memories help you through this difficult time. Love and sympathy, Sue

  6. Rich and Eva Perlman
    Apr 3, 2017

    Dear Marcia and Family,

    Our deepest condolences to you all. We both have such fond memories of Sandy, his wonderful storytelling and great sense of humor. May the wonderful memories of Sandy sustain you through these difficult times and over time bring you some modicum of peace.


    Rich and Eva Perlman

  7. Debbie Wolfson
    Apr 3, 2017

    Uncle Sandy was always the life of the party, and had the gift of making everyone smile with his stories and jokes. His force of nature came naturally to him, a very admirable quality in any situation. His joy of life was a standard we all hope to achieve, and he will be sorely missed by all who ever knew what a wonderful person he was – I feel honoured to have known him, the great man that he was, the legacy he leaves behind….

    Deepest sympathy and love to all the Lupovitzes and Millers as we celebrate his life, both here on earth and his well-earned place on the great comedy stage in heaven.

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