Arthur Plitt, 83


PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Arthur Merle Lawrence Plitt, of Pawtucket, passed away after a brief illness on April 3, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Miriam (Weissman) Plitt, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage. He grew up in Spring Valley, New York, the son of the late George and Rose (Wollowitz) Plitt. Arthur spent his early life in New York before moving to Rhode Island over 50 years ago.

After graduating from St. Lawrence University with bachelor of science degree, he earned a master’s degree in business from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. While in college, Arthur completed an internship at AISEC, in Norway. Mr. Plitt was a financial advisor and insurance agent at Plitt Financial Associates Ltd. and was a very skilled Reiki Master for many years.

Providence Chamber of Commerce’s Man of the Month, Arthur served as president of the JCI Senate, served on the Governor’s Commission on Disabilities, chaired the Friends of the Pawtucket Public Library and was a member of many organizations such as the Rhode Island Cancer Partnership, Pawtucket Cancer and Prevention Coalition, Pawtucket Pension Board and Pawtucket Wellness Committee. He received many awards for his dedicated service to these organizations.

Mr. Plitt was a longtime member of Temple Emanu-El in Providence. An avid reader, Arthur enjoyed coin collecting and gardening, and he especially loved spending time with his family and being Papa to his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Hugh Plitt and his wife, Jessica, of San Mateo, California, and Seth Plitt and his wife, Robin, of Framingham, Massachusetts; six grandchildren, Elianna, Gabriel, Jacob, Joshua, Ethan and Rebecca Plitt; two sisters, Arlene Kossoff and her husband, Dick, of New York City, and Jane Plitt and her husband, Jim Bruen, of Alexandria, Virginia; two nieces; two nephews; several cousins and many very close friends.

Contributions may be made to HopeHealth Hospice, 1085 N. Main St., Providence, RI 02904 or to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, 249 Roosevelt Ave., Suite 201, Pawtucket, RI 02860.

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