Leo Kalin

DATELINE: West Warwick

Kalin, Leo, 85, died Friday, April 11, 2014 at home surrounded by his family.  He was the beloved husband of Arlene (Popovsky) Kalin.  They were married for 47 years.  Born in Oak Bluffs, MA, a son of the late David and Tillie (Cronig) Kalin, he had lived in West Warwick since 1970.  Leo was an outside salesman in the floor covering industry for over 60 years, until his retirement in January, 2014.  He was a member of Temple Sinai and an avid Red Sox and Celtics fan.  Devoted father of Donna Kaufman of Coventry.  Dear brother of Irvin Kalin and his wife, Estelle, of San Antonio, TX.  Loving grandfather of Joshua and Samuel.  Graveside services will be held Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in Sinai Memorial Park, 100 Harrison Ave., Warwick.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman St., Providence, RI 02906 or Hospice VMA, 475 Kilvert St., Warwick, RI 02886.  Shiva will be observed at 3 Ginger Trail, Coventry, Sunday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.



  1. Marjorie Gladstone
    Apr 13, 2014

    Our thoughts are with you and Donna today. Leo is watching over you now and still taking care of you. He was a wonderful husband and father.

  2. g
    Apr 13, 2014

    Please accept my sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult period. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

  3. Rick Rosenfeld
    Apr 14, 2014

    I”m so sorry for your loss, I wanted to pay my respects and I was out of town today and couldn’t get back in time for shiva. Please keep in touch and let me know if you need anything.

  4. Guy Williams
    Apr 15, 2014

    RIP Leo. Your friends in the carpet industry will miss you, I know you entered Heaven after5:00 pm and have a big bag of samples.

    God Bless Yoi

  5. Michelle Rotmer Duffy
    Apr 15, 2014

    Arlene and family, so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. Michelle (Elayne Moe’s daughter)

  6. Stanley and Cynthia Cronig
    Apr 21, 2014

    Arlene, I have such warm memories growing up with my younger
    cousin on our wonderful Martha’s Vineyard. He was a sweet child, a fine young man and a great husband, father and grandfather.

    May he rest in peace.

    Stanley and Cynthia

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