Leonard Linsky, 95


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Leonard A. Linsky died on April 20, 2023 at Heatherwood Nursing Home in Newport. He was the beloved husband of Barbara L. Linsky for 75 beautiful years. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, a son of the late Israel and Lillian (Moran) Linsky, he had lived in Providence for 63 years, previously living in Woonsocket.

He was a polymer chemist in the plastics industry. When he retired, he was able to chase his passion for bridge and enjoy watching his favorite team, the Boston Red Sox. Leonard served during World War II in the Army, and he spent most of his time in Belgium and Castle, Germany.

He was devoted father of Debra Wasserman of Bonita Springs, Florida, and her late husband, Alan Wasserman; Stuart Linsky and his wife, Celia, of Rancho Palos Verdes, California; and Alan Linsky and his wife, Cheryl, of Johnston. He was the dear brother of Anne Klayman of Canton, Massachusetts; Arlene Cohen of Stoughton, Massachusetts; and Charlotte Rosenberg of Potomac, Maryland. He was the loving grandfather of seven: Jared, Bradley, Leonardo, Thalia, Gabriel, Andrew and Jordan. He was the proud great-grandfather of Clara and Zoe.  He was predeceased by his brother, Robert Linsky.

Contributions may be made to Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, 401 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence, RI 02906.

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