PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Harold H. Homonoff of Providence died March 2 at Hallworth House on Benefit St.
He was the son of the late Sonia and Morris Homonoff. He is survived by his wife Phyllis of 65 years, their son Marvin and his wife Linda, daughter Susan Florence and her husband Mark and son Burt and his wife Robin. He is also survived by six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a grand-dog.
A 1940 graduate of Hope High School, he served three years in the US Navy during WW II. In 1950, he founded Harold’s Furniture, a R.I. fixture for 48 years, which he co-owned with wife Phyllis until 1998, the year they retired to Boca Raton, Fla.
Throughout his professional and personal life, he was involved in giving his time and resources to a number of community initiatives including: Boy Scouts of America, Rotary Club of Providence, Jewish Federation of Rhode Island, The 100 Club of Rhode Island, and the Catholic Diocese of Providence. Due to his deep commitment to these and other organizations, he received numerous acknowledgements over the years: Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellow Award, a Commendation from Governor Bruce Sundlun, an appointment to the Bishop’s Council, and a longtime board membership of the Leukemia Society of Rhode Island.
Contributions in his memory may be made to The Boy Scouts of America, The Rotary Club of Providence or the charity of your choice.