Marvin William Lax

DATELINE: Pawtucket

Lax, Marvin William, 70, died Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Mass General Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Rhonda (Matzner) Lax for 47 years. Born in Newark, NJ, a son of the late Frank and Florence (Jacobs) Lax, he was a longtime resident of Pawtucket.  He was in the financial planning industry for over 45 years, retiring in 2015. Marvin was a member of Temple Beth-El, its brotherhood, and its bowling league.  He was a member of Touro Fraternal Association, Redwood Lodge of the Masons and its softball league, and B’nai Brith, in which he was very active. He was an avid tennis and golf player. In addition, he earned his BA from Roger Williams College.  Devoted father of Ryan Alan Lax and his wife, Margaret, of Hope. Dear brother of Reneé Phon and her husband, Thomas, of West Orange, NJ and Hinda Berger and her husband, Joel, of Lake Worth, FL. Loving grandfather of Noah, Jacob, Jamison, and Harrison. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in Temple Beth-El, 70 Orchard Ave., Providence. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Road, #200, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701.  Shiva will be observed at his late residence, 16 Dorset Rd., Pawtucket, Wed. 7-9, Thurs. 2-4 & 7-9, Fri. 2-4, and Sat. 7-9 p.m.


  1. Priscilla Mason
    Dec 19, 2017

    Ryan, my most sincere sympathies to you, and your family, on the loss of your father.

  2. Guillory Family
    Dec 19, 2017

    To the loved ones of Marvin Lax,

    We extend our heartfelt condolences to each of you. Please be assured of God’s enduring love for you, his concern with your well-being, and his willingness to help you endure this difficult time. (1 Peter 5:7) We pray that God’s promise at Revelation 21:4 will provide you comfort in the days to come. For further comforting thoughts, please visit

    The Guillory Family
    Covington, LA

  3. Tom & Kym Futej
    Dec 20, 2017

    Although to brief, our friendship was one that seemed we have been friends for years.

    You will be in our prayers forever. And our most sincere sympathies to his family.

  4. Lynda McCoy
    Dec 20, 2017

    Rhonda, I’m so very sorry about Marvin’s death. His absence will make your life sadder, but may memories of your many years together bring you some cheer.

    Peace to you and your family,
    Lynda McCoy

  5. Steve and Joan Levitt
    Dec 20, 2017

    Out deepest sympathy to the entire family

  6. Ellen & Ron Reuter
    Dec 20, 2017

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you . Sincere sympathy.
    Ellen & Ron Reuter
    Beverly Hills, FL

  7. Barbara Aguiar
    Dec 21, 2017

    Dear Mrs. Lax, Ryan, Margaret, Noah, Jacob, Jamison, and Harrison. My sincerest sympathy is extended to you all. I have fond memories of you all at Crestwood CC. Always greeted with a warm bear hug, and wonderful conversations of everyday happenings will be memories cherished. A true friend who sincerely cared. Although our hearts are broken, he leaves behind a legacy that will go on forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Barbara

  8. philip barr
    Dec 21, 2017

    dear Rhonda and Ryan….I am so sorry to hear of Marvin’s passing….I had not seen him much in recent years but would occasionally bump into him and always enjoyed our conversations…and inevitably those conversations would circle back to family and I know how important his family was to him…my deepest sympathies to you and your families…I know Brad and Andrew do not know of Marvin’s passing but would want me to extend their condolences to both of you…I will tell them…peace be with you…philip barr

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