Leon A. Resnick


Resnick, Leon A., 96, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Providence VA Medical Center. Beloved husband of the late Beverly S. (Rotenberg) Resnick. They were happily married for 57 years. Leon was in the wholesale fruit and produce business over 60 years, retiring at age 77.  He was a member of Temple Torat Yisrael, Chabad of West Bay, Touro Fraternal Association, Cranston Senior Guild, Jewish War Veterans Post 23 and a life member of DAV and American Legion. He served with pride in the Army with the 315th Combat Engineers in England, France, Belgium and Germany, where he was wounded. He participated at the Battle of the Bulge, the Rheinland, Ardennes-Alsace-Lorraine and received 4 Bronze Stars and a citation from the Republic of France. Devoted father of Jerri Labush and her husband, Harold, of Cranston and George Resnick and his wife, Kathleen, of South Carolina. Dear brother of the late Earl and Max Resnick. Grandfather of Joshua Resnick and great-grandfather of 5. Leon is also survived by nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late Morris and Fannie Resnick. Leon loved to dance, sing and tell jokes.  Funeral services will be held FRIDAY at 10:30 a.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd, #3004, Warwick, RI 02886.  Shiva will be observed at 59 Country Ln., Warwick on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and Sunday-Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.


  1. Sam & Lillian Mendelowitz
    Aug 1, 2019

    Our deepest sympathy on our mutual loss of Leon. He was truly a treasure and will be missed by many. May his soul rest in peace and his memory always be a blessing.

  2. Howard Brown
    Aug 1, 2019

    Leon was a true mensch. He sponsored me at Touro Fraternal, which I greatly appreciated. He will be missed at Chabad Shabbat minyan, especially his laughter, jokes and his twinkling eyes. May his memory be for a blessing.

  3. Mark Rotenberg
    Aug 1, 2019

    Dear cousin Jerri
    So sorry for your loss
    Mark and Linda

  4. Deb and Fred Cicero
    Aug 1, 2019

    Rest in peace Uncle Leon. I loved you very much. I Know you’re with Aunt Bev.

  5. Ellen Gourse
    Aug 1, 2019

    Jerri and Harold

    My deepest sympathy on the passing of your father. He was a wonderful man and always enjoyed talking with him.

    Ellen Gourse

  6. Cheri Markward
    Aug 1, 2019

    My life was enriched to spend times with Leon over the years I knew him. He was a very special, unique person, and I know as he was so greatly loved, he will be so greatly missed. My deepest sympathy and prayers.

  7. Eric and Michelle Mickelson
    Aug 2, 2019

    Our sincerest condolences to the Resnick family. Papa we know that you and Nana are together again. Rest easy knowing that your great grandchildren Arianna, Eric and Aaron are serving our Country just as you did.
    Love your grandchildren,
    Michelle Mickelson, the late Ricky Henri, and the late Aaron Resnick

  8. Bruce Wasser
    Aug 2, 2019

    My condolences to Leon’s family. Leon shared many war stories with my father, Ed Wasser ( 307th Engineers, 82nd Airborne Division ). Leon was very helpful when he picked my father up for many Touro meetings.
    Thank you Leon.
    Bruce Wasser

  9. Paul Gersten-bluth
    Aug 2, 2019

    Leon had a mature mind in action!
    He had an appetite for good food,
    being called to the Torah and good conversation.

    I would listen to Leon’s jokes
    with Jewish twists that made you think.

    Leon husky voice marked him as a mensch
    with insight of what’s going on in the world.

  10. Bob Schoenberg
    Aug 2, 2019

    So sorry for the loss of your dad,

    Bob Schoenberg

  11. Steven Lury
    Aug 2, 2019


    I am truly sorry for the loss of your Dad. I remember the days that he and your Mom would come to our house and be the “life of the party”. Your Dad optimized “mensch”.

  12. Henry Winkleman
    Aug 2, 2019

    Our sincerest condolences to Jerri and George and the Resnick family

    Henry and Arlene

  13. Ron & Bracha Stuart
    Aug 2, 2019

    We feel very honored to have known your father, a shining example of the “greatest generation.” May his memory be for a blessing.

  14. David Altman
    Aug 4, 2019

    Jerri and Harold and Family,

    I am very sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many. When accompanying Leon for dinner at restaurants, stores, Touro Fraternal, there always was a friend and/or relative to greet and share a story. Everyone benefited from his humor. As Leon would say “you have to laugh” and many other wise sayings to live by. I will miss visits to his home just to pass an hour or so in conversation, his good advice, his fatherly concern.

    David Altman

  15. Stephen Grant
    Aug 4, 2019

    To George, We were kids and our parents were friends. My deepest condolences. My Mother and Father ( John & Lisa) would have expressed the same but alas they passed.

  16. Joanne Walsh
    Aug 6, 2019

    Although I don’t know the Resnick family, I remember Mr Resnick from his days delivering fruit & vegetables to my grandparents in Providence during the 60’s. They relied on his visits as neither one ever drove. We often mention his litany of offerings where he would insert the name after every 3 items, “apples, oranges bananas, Mrs Kraus?” It is part of our family folklore.
    Sincerest sympathy to his family.

  17. Debbie Roberts
    Aug 6, 2019

    Jerri and Harold, so sorry for your loss!

  18. Lloyd Morse
    Aug 7, 2019

    Jerri and Harold, so sorry for your loss!


  19. Howard and Janice send our condolences to you . Your father was a nice man . May you have wonderful memories from him.

  20. Neal H. Dwares
    Aug 8, 2019

    I was proud to have known you. Leon, you were a true gentleman

  21. Jerry Siegel
    Oct 17, 2019

    Rip dear cousin

  22. Pat Allard
    Nov 10, 2019

    On June 4, 2016 I was so proud to be Leon’s guardian on his Honor Flight trip to Washington DC.
    On the plane, in the bus and visiting the many memorials, we shared a very special day. I often think of Leon’s great sense of humor and have kept in touch especially on his birthday and Veterans Day. Leon, this may be my last Veterans Day contact, but as you always said “it was one of the best days of my life” and I will always share that memory.

  23. Beverly Paris.
    Jun 4, 2020

    Dear Jerri and Harold,
    I am so saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved father
    Leon. He as well as Earl and Max have been a good part of my life
    growing up in the North End of Providence.
    He is missed by all of us and May his memory be of a blessing to the Resnick Family.
    Love, Bev Paris

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