Carl Lefkowitz


Lefkowitz, Carl, 88, died Sunday, July 22, 2018 at All American Assisted Living, Warwick. He was the beloved husband of Gloria (Krasnoff) Lefkowitz for 66 years.  Born in Providence, a son of the late Myer and Ida (Cooper) Lefkowitz, he had lived in Cranston for 35 years. He was the owner of Ye Colonial Liquor Store, Providence for 10 years, retiring in 2010, previously, the owner of Artic Shoes, West Warwick for 10 years, and the executive secretary of South Providence Hebrew Free Loan Association for 20 years.  Carl was a Korean Conflict Marine veteran, serving in Europe.  He was a member and past president of Temple Beth Israel, past board member of Temple Torat Yisrael, member of Touro Fraternal Association, and Redwood Lodge.  Devoted father of Jess Lefkowitz of Warwick and Neil Lefkowitz of NC.  Dear brother of the late Albert Lefkowitz and Sylvia Saltzman.  Loving grandfather of Kayla, Michael, and Sidney.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Priest Chapel in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Rd., Warwick.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  Shiva will be observed at 55 Tollgate Hill Farm Rd., #219, Warwick, Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 and Friday 2-4 p.m.


  1. Rich Harootunian
    Jul 24, 2018

    Growing up with jess in our early years ,jess dad was a large figure with a great heart….my condolences to all……

  2. Richard & Judith Savage
    Jul 24, 2018

    Jess, Kayla and family,
    Richard and I are so sorry for the loss of your father, no more suffering. Jess you have been a very good son in taking care of your father and mother. God Bless.

  3. arthur k newman
    Jul 24, 2018

    our deepest condolence, arthur

  4. Ruth & Harvey Levin
    Jul 25, 2018

    Gloria…We are so sorry to hear about Carl. We often talk about the two of you and the good times we shared together.

    Ruth & Harvey Levin

  5. Dear Gloria, My deepest Sympathy goes out to you and your family. Carl was an item and very well liked. I hope he watches
    over all of us. He will be missed.
    Bev Manekofsky-Paris

  6. Lynn Iler
    Jul 25, 2018

    Dear Gloria,
    Carl was a gem! So special. He will be missed.
    Sending you sympathy and love during this sad time.
    Lynn Iler

  7. Donna Mace
    Jul 25, 2018

    My heart is heavy today; my thoughts are with all of you. Carl, who will always be Dad to me, was just the most gentle, sweet and loving soul — memories of all I shared with the Lefkowitz family will always be the happiest in my life. Kayla — my sweet daughter — you were the apple of his eye, as he was yours. Jess – you were always so proud of him and I know loved him fiercely, as he did you. Mom – there are no words as your relationship with your husband was a story-book romance that will live on. I love you all and hold you all in my heart today and always. Donna

  8. Tom Grennan
    Jul 25, 2018

    Gloria….I was so sad to read about Carl. My sympathy goes
    out to you and your family. God bless you.

  9. Edward Kane
    Jul 25, 2018

    Dear Jess,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved dad
    Ed and June Kane

  10. Jerry & Susan Brizard
    Jul 30, 2018

    So sorry Jess for the loss of your Dad.
    I know you have been a loving and caring son.

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