Eli Kupitz, 85


WARWICK, R.I. – Eli Kupitz passed away June 22, 2022, at Sunny View Nursing Home. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy “Dotty” (Flaxman) Kupitz for 37 years. Born in Bronx, New York, a son of the late Shimon and Tillie (Brier) Kupitz, he had lived in Warwick for 11 years and North Kingstown for 10 years and Des Moines, Iowa. 

He was a graduate of RIT, class of ’58 with a bachelor’s degree. Eli worked meticulously his entire career as a printing estimator for various companies across the U.S., retiring in 2000. He was a member of Temple Emanu-El and CCOD in North Kingstown, assisting with community projects. Eli enjoyed going to flea markets and yard sales on weekends and finding a bargain to add to his collections. He collected an assortment of items, including baseball cards, records, comics, stamps and other memorabilia.       

He was the devoted father of Robert Kupitz (Kari Ward), Elizabeth Swanson (Douglas) and James Kupitz, all of Des Moines,  and Carol Fox of North Kingstown. He was the dear brother of Ann Nejman (Sam) of Florida and Marilyn Eiler of New York. He was the loving grandfather of Zachary, Rachel, Rebecca, Kelsey, Lauren and Megan. He was the cherished great-grandfather of Iris.  

Contributions may be made to Temple Emanu-El Library Fund, 99 Taft Ave., Providence, RI 02906 or to the charity of your choice.