David M. Korn


Korn, David M., 86, died Sunday, July 25, 2021 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Brenda (Alberts) Korn for 63 years. Born in Providence to the late Lewis and Fannie (Brodsky) Korn, he lived in Cranston for the past 13 years, and prior to that in Providence and Pawtucket. He was the owner of Safeway Electric Motor Company in Providence. David was an Army veteran. He was a member of Temple Emanu-El, Jewish Historical Society and South Providence Hebrew Free Loan Association. Devoted father of Ruth Sapper and her husband, Ronald, of Boca Raton, FL, Carolyn Flammey and her husband, Steven, of Framingham, MA and Philip Korn of Warwick. Dear brother of Leahbelle Chernov of Canton, MA, Herbert Korn of Lexington, MA, Gloria Janavitz of Pittsburgh, PA and the late Ruth Berkowitz. Loving grandfather of Dr. Harrison and Erin Sapper, Rachel Flammey, and Lindsay Flammey and her fiancé David Furman. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Brenda & David Korn Endowment Fund, c/o Temple Emanu-El, 99 Taft Ave., Providence, RI 02906 or the Louis & Goldie Chester Full Plate Kosher Food Pantry, 1165 N Main St, Providence, RI 02906, or Hope Hospice & Palliative Care of RI, 1085 N Main St., Providence, RI 02904.  Shiva will be observed at his late residence, 40 Sachem Dr., #107, Cranston, Wednesday 7-9. Thursday 2-4 & 7-9, Friday 2-4, and Sunday and Monday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.

To view a recording of the funeral service and burial. please click on the following two links.

Funeral Service.

Interment Service.


  1. Herma Levine
    Jul 27, 2021

    My sincere condolences and warm thoughts to the Korn family. David was a very kind person.


  2. Dorothy Horowitz
    Jul 27, 2021

    To Leahbelle and family, my sincerest condolences for your loss.

  3. Maria Foley
    Jul 27, 2021

    Brenda, my deepest condolences to you and your family. My mother and I were very fond of David. I always found it so beautiful how very loving and how well he treated you. You could see the mutual love so clearly. May your memories together be a warm blanket for you always.


  4. David Chorlton
    Jul 27, 2021

    Met Mr. Korn in the late 70’s. I was a young electrician back then. He was always there when I need help. It was always a joy to talk with him. I stopped a few times to visit with him. Now retired he will always be in my thoughts and I will always remember the great help he gave me and great time talking with him. Wishing Philip my best and prays. David Chorlton

  5. Rochelle Gunning
    Jul 27, 2021

    Brenda, Ruth, Carolyn, Philip…so saddened to hear of David’s passing….even though it has been many, many years since I saw you Brenda with David at my folks home in Florida, I can hear your and David’s laughter in my head right now as if it were yesterday. Non stop laughter…you two always such a hoot together-

  6. Jill Roberts
    Jul 28, 2021

    We are sorry for the loss of your husband and father. We sending you heal prayers at this difficult time of mourning
    JILL and David roberts

  7. Nancy Davis
    Jul 29, 2021

    Brenda and family. My heart breaks hearing of this news. David was such a wonderful man and good neighbor to my beloved parents. Sending much love.

  8. Ruth arnold
    Aug 4, 2021

    Dear Brenda

    Remembering David…sending sympathy, love and prayers to you and your family.

  9. Frayda Faigel
    Aug 11, 2021

    Dear Brenda,
    I was just told today that Myra Goldberg saw David’s obituary in a Providence paper.
    I was sorry to hear and wanted to offer you and your family condolences. You had a wonderful life together and I know he will be missed.
    Frayda and Harris Faigel

  10. gene blair
    Aug 14, 2021

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr Korn passing. Will miss him at Twin Oaks. My sympathy to all his family. Gene Blair

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