Bernard Lightman, 91


Bernard “Bernie” Lightman passed away peacefully on March 25, 2022, surrounded by family. Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, a son of the late Harry and Dora (Melamed) Lightman, Bernie married his wife Barbara in 1956, and together they raised their four children in Providence. Bernie is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Harry Muslow; his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Monica Lightman; his daughter, Stefanie Lightman; his son-in-law Jay Granat (husband of the late Robin Granat); his 10 grandchildren; and his four great-grandchildren.

Bernie, together with partners, co-founded Blackstone Webbing, a textile manufacturer in Pawtucket. He was an active member of the Jewish community, serving as president of Temple Emanu-El in Providence, and as founding member of Falmouth Jewish Congregation on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Bernie spent his retirement years with his wife, Barbara, in Ballenisles, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Perhaps above all else, Bernie was a prankster with a loving and dry sense of humor who truly made the world a better place.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel St., Suite #200, Newton, MA 02458 (