David Slitt


Slitt, David, 87, died Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Catherine (Murphy) Slitt. Born in Hartford, CT, a son of the late Harry and Martha (Weinchel) Slitt, he had lived in East Greenwich for 35 years, previously living in Simsbury, CT. He was an attorney for several insurance companies, including American Universal, where he met his wife, retiring in 1999. David was a Navy Airman serving from 1948-49 aboard the USS Coral Sea in Mindoro and stateside. He was a graduate of University of Connecticut, Class of ’53 and Boston University School of Law, Class of ’57.  David was a member of the former Temple Am David and the RI Bar Association.  Devoted father of Lieutenant Colonel Andrew J. Slitt, and his wife, Angela, of North Stonington, CT and Martha E. Slitt of Boston, MA. Dear brother of Rose Hyman of Oceanside, CA and the late William and Aaron Slitt, Arline Wisnefsky and Bethany Monsiglio. Cherished grandfather of Allison, Noah, Benjamin and Sara. Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews, including Judy Koellmer.  Funeral services will be held TUESDAY at 2:00 p.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to E. Greenwich Animal Protection League, 205 Hallene Rd., Warwick, RI 02886 or The Prout School, 4640 Tower Hill Rd., Wakefield, RI 02879.  Shiva will be observed at his late residence on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m.


  1. Carlo & Alecia Catucci
    Nov 20, 2017

    Alecia & I are very saddened to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Brian Leite
    Nov 20, 2017

    I am deeply sorry for the loss to Martha and the family. I felt I knew a lot about him through our conversations…Navy Airman, Attorney, Family man – he led a distinguished life. Sincerest Condolences.

  3. R. Yossi Laufer
    Nov 21, 2017

    So sorry to hear of David’s passing. He was a warm and kind hearted person. I will miss visiting and chatting with him. May his soul rest in peace in the Garden of Eden.

  4. Jean Woodcock
    Nov 29, 2017

    I am very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I was a dear friend of Kathy, his wife. The three of us worked at American Universal and many times Dave and I rode the commuter train to Boston when we worked in Boston. My deepest sympathy.

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