Irving Weinreich


Weinreich, Irving, 89, passed away on October 12, 2021.  He was the beloved husband of Ruth (Green) Weinreich for more than 60 years. He was the devoted father of Audrey Weinreich and Deb Weinreich, and loving grandfather of Bari Weinreich.  Born in Danzig, Germany, came to America at 7 years old with his parents, Victor and Hannah (Pollak) Weinreich. He was a longtime resident of Pawtucket.

Irving was a graduate of Hope High School and Bryant College.  He was an Army Veteran, serving in Korea. Irving owned Victor Co. Inc in Providence for 65 years and continued to work after Audrey took over.  He was an active member of Temple Emanu-El and a part of the minyan group.

Funeral services will be held THURSDAY, October 14th at 11:15 a.m. in TEMPLE EMANU-EL, 99 Taft Ave., Providence. A link for a livestream of the service is available on  Shiva will be observed at his late residence Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Temple Emanu-El, 99 Taft Ave., Providence, RI 02906.


  1. Steve Levitt
    Oct 12, 2021

    I will miss Irving’s smiling face whenever he saw me at shul. He would always say to me “Where have you been, did you get lost?” My condolences to the entire family. A real gentleman

  2. Paul & Debra Formal
    Oct 12, 2021

    I have so much respect for Irving. He was a wonderful son to his parents and took fabulous care of them when they were alive. He loved and cared so much for his wife, children and grandchild. He was a great role model as to what a father and husband should be. Irving was always working. He ran a wonderful, successful business and often came into my store to discuss business strategies. Thoughts and prayers to the family during this very difficult time of sorrow.

  3. Wendy&Harvey Leib
    Oct 13, 2021

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your dad always had the biggest
    Smile on his face! He used to tease me about Bari and my grandson
    Tyler getting married, since they were 4 yrs old. He said we would have to have a huge dowry!
    One of the sweetest men I have had the pleasure of knowing.
    May his memory be a blessing.
    Wendy Leib

  4. Larry Steingold
    Oct 13, 2021

    I am sorry for your family loss. He was quite a character.

  5. Sheila Sullivan
    Oct 13, 2021


    I’m so sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. Please accept my sincerest condolences to you and your Mom and sister.

  6. Karen L Holden Nitsche
    Oct 13, 2021

    Audrey and family,
    My deepest condolences. Your Dad was a wonderful man and i am honored to have known him. I enjoyed our chats before he became ill. Please know I am keeping you all in my love and prayers.

  7. Saul Fern
    Oct 13, 2021


    Condolences on the passing of yours Dad …may he Rest In Peace.

  8. Irving was the very definition of a mensch. He had a special “schtick” with everyone, which made everyone he spoke with feel special to him. But there was clearly one person in the world who was most special to Irv, his “beautiful bride”. The community and the world at large has suffered a tremendous loss with Irv’s death, but none more so than Ruth, Deb, and Audrey. Our hearts go out to all of you, and we hope you will find comfort in your many wonderful memories.

    Margie and Bob Pelcovits

  9. Ted Loebenberg
    Oct 13, 2021

    Audrey, Deb and Family, I always enjoyed being in your dad’s company and have may found memories. This poem was shared with me at a time of loss and I share it forward. DEATH IS NOTHING
    Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
    Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way, which you always used. Put no difference in your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, and pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is an absolute unbroken continuity. What is Death but a negligent accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well .
    Written by Henry Scott Holland (27 January 1847 – 17 March 1918) was Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford

  10. Frank Bruzzi
    Oct 14, 2021

    Audrey and Debbie,
    I was sorry to read of the passing of your father Irving. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all your family.


  11. David Szlashta
    Oct 14, 2021

    I am very sorry for your loss Mrs. Weinreich, Audrey, Deb, and Bari. God Bless you all during this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all -he was such a wonderful person, husband, father, & grandfather and I hope you feel some comfort in having such wonderful memories.

  12. Marcia Krasnoff
    Oct 14, 2021

    Ruth, so sorry to read about Irving. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  13. Sheldon Summer
    Oct 15, 2021


  14. Martin Malinou
    Oct 15, 2021

    Irving and I were classmates at Hope High School. We met briefly a couple of years ago. My condolences to all his family.

  15. Peter Smith
    Oct 15, 2021

    Audrey, Bari,and family, i am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father and grandfather, a true gentleman. I met him the first week,
    i started at JCDS, said good morning or talked 3-4 times a week for the 15 years I was at the school. He always parked on the street in front of the school . After Minyan he would always stop to talk and tell a story before heading off to work. He ALWAYS had a smile on his face and was one of the most positive energy people i ever had the pleasure and honor to know. He will be missed.

  16. Fred Kamin
    Oct 15, 2021

    Irving made going to Shul a wonderful experience. Loved kibbitzing in Yiddish. A real mench who will be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him

  17. tina fain
    Oct 15, 2021

    i was so welcomed at the morning minyan by your Dad he usually sat in front of me he will be missed and so will his warm smile may the wonderful memories you have of him help you during this difficult time

  18. Sarah Garcia-Mata
    Oct 15, 2021

    Audrey and Bari,
    So sorry to hear of your father’s/grandfather’s passing. I send my
    sincere condolences. Wonderful that he passed at such a ripe old age and was able to see his grandchildren mature. Know that I am thinking of you both in your time of grief.

  19. Joe Westgate
    Oct 17, 2021

    I am sorry to hear of his passing.

  20. Rivkie Gerber
    Oct 18, 2021

    My deepest condolences to your family. Irving touched the hearts of many. Always enjoyed listening to his kind words and seeing his warm smile. May his memory be a Blessed one. May you all be comforted during this time.

  21. Lisa Goyette
    Oct 19, 2021

    There are few men on this planet who dedicate their lives to their families but this man was definitely one. Like my own Father – he loved his family more than life. I lived most of my life next to this amazing person who did us the honor of presiding over my own Fathers service during Shiver. He will be missed by many. I am so sorry Ruth, Audrey and Debbie- my love to all❤️

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