Paul Irwin Botvin


Botvin, Paul Irwin, 82, died Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Kent Hospital. He was the son of the late Max and Sophie Botvin.  Paul was survived by his wife of 60 years Elaine (Litowitz) Botvin, two children, daughter Lynn (Botvin) Feldman and husband Lawrence Feldman and son Scott Botvin and wife Cynthia Botvin, sister Hope (Botvin) Rubin, sister-in-law Barbara Litowitz, grandchildren Alexandra (Feldman) Santiago, Justin Batista, and Jeremy Batista, two nieces Cindy Kuhr and Gayle Kaplan, and nephew Gary Rubin.

Paul graduated from Hope High School in 1955.  He went in the Navy shortly after graduating, where he was a Corpsman. He worked in the OR as a surgical technician where he operated heart and lung machines. After the Navy, he sold surgical instruments for Miltex for 25 years before retiring.  He was a longtime member of Temple Am David and Touro Fraternal Association. His first love was his family who he always put first.  He was a hard worker who made sure his family was always provided for. He enjoyed golfing, being out on the water in his boats or jet ski on Johnson’s Pond, Country and Western music and dancing, spending winters in Florida, and playing cards with his friends.

Funeral services and shiva will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.



  1. Cheryl (Horowitz)Adessi
    Apr 29, 2020

    To the Botvin family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband, father, grandfather. I remember him fondly from years gone by at Temple Am David. My condolences. May he rest in peace.

    • Lynn Feldman
      May 1, 2020

      Thank you Cheryl, I read your kind words to my Mom.
      Lynn (Botvin) Feldman

  2. William Troberman
    Apr 29, 2020

    From someone who has known Paul since our high school days, I and my wife want to leave our condolences to Elaine and the children. From all the years, though Temple Am David and Florida. God bless.

  3. Janet & Carl Kortick
    Apr 30, 2020

    Elaine and family,

    So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. We remember him as friendly and devoted to Elaine and his family. He will always be a part of all of you through the memories you have.
    We are sending our condolences and love to all.

    • Lynn Feldman
      May 1, 2020

      Thank you, I read your kind words to my Mom.
      Lynn (Botvin) Feldman

  4. David M Cohen
    Apr 30, 2020

    I’ve known Paul since he met Elaine, I remember when they got married, and I remember boating & skiing with Paul on Johnson’s Pond. Although I only interacted with him during the early years of his marriage to Elaine, he impressed me as a wonderful husband who cared for Elaine immensely. Me and my wife Portland want to leave our condolences to Elaine, Lynn, Scott, and all the grandchildren.

    • Lynn Feldman
      May 1, 2020

      Thank you David, I read your kind words to my Mom.
      Lynn (Botvin) Feldman

  5. Cheryl Buteau
    Apr 30, 2020

    Norman and I are so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Our sincere condolences go out to Elaine and family.

  6. Arnold Blasbalg
    Apr 30, 2020

    We are so sorry for your loss
    Paul was a true gentleman.
    He will be greatly missed
    Ruth and Arnold Blasbalg

  7. Judy and Norm Goodman
    May 1, 2020

    Elaine, Norm and Paul shared many years from high school and on to the golf course. Our sincere condolences on the loss of a gentle and kind soul. Judy and Norm

  8. Mrs Botvin, Lynn, Scott and family
    May 1, 2020

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Paul. We all have such fond memories of spending so much time together growing up at the cottage. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sending all our love, Howard and Dorreen Beaulieu. Jackie Austin and Tyler and John Landry❤️

  9. Audrey Lubin Max
    May 1, 2020

    Henry and I were so sorry to hear that Paul passed away. I will always remember the great times at Hope High School. Although,
    it has been years since I left Rhode Island, My husband also knew
    Paul. We both extend our deepest sympathy to his wife, children
    and grandchildren. Paul was a wonderful person and may his memory be for a blessing.
    Audrey and Henry Max

  10. Eileen And Steve Cohen
    May 4, 2020

    We are so sorry to hear about Paul’s passing. We have so many fond memories of spending time with Paul and Elaine. Our sincerest sympathies to the Botvin family.
    Steve and Eileen Cohen

  11. Rhoda Zaidman
    May 5, 2020

    Dear Elaine, Lynn and Scott and Family, I am so sorry of the passing of Paul. He was a sweet wonderful person. He always was a gentleman and and good friend. His love for his family was perfect. He will truly be missed by everyone who knew him.

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