Paissy David Chernov

Paissy David Chernov, 89, died Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Orchard Cove Hebrew Senior Life in Canton, MA. He was the beloved husband of Leah Belle (Korn) Chernov for 66 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Paul and Rose Chernov, he had previously lived in Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., and Sarasota, Florida.

Dave attended Brown University and Harvard Law School. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army, and upon discharge obtained a Master’s degree in tax at NYU School of Law. He was a partner in National Tax at EY, formerly known as Ernst and Young, and retired in 1990.

He was the devoted father of Claudia Chernov and her husband, Joshua Hanft, of New York, NY, Joel Chernov and his wife, Deborah Skakel, of New York, NY, and Carrie Chernov of Jackson, WY; and the grandfather of Paul, Gideon, and Eli Hanft; Allison, Liz, and Evan Chernov. He was the dear brother of the late Brina Deutsch, and of Nathan Chernov of Saunderstown, RI.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Avenue, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Congregation Ansche Chesed, 251 West 100th Street, New York, NY 10025. Shiva will be observed at Orchard Cove, 125 Del Pond Drive, Canton, MA, Tuesday 2:30-5:30 p.m.


  1. Norman Gessman
    Feb 11, 2020

    I worked with David at Coven & Suttenberg. I was moving to Rhode Island and he took an interest and was very helpful. I was and am grateful. My sympathies.

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