Marvin L. Granoff, 87


WARWICK  – Marvin Granoff died Aug. 27. He was the husband of Molly (Kadsivitz) Granoff for 62 years.

Born Dec. 10, 1925, he was the son of the late Jacob and Fay (Kadish) Granoff.  He grew up in Providence and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a 20mm gunner on a merchant ship, the William Windon, and a tanker, the Fort George.

He was one of the founders of the Swiss Automatic Screw Machine Company in Providence. He then created Eastern Wire Products Company.

He was a member of Temple Beth-El and was known for being a kind, fair-minded mentor who enjoyed being anonymously charitable.

He was the father of two sets of twins: Charles Granoff of Newton, Mass., and Rick Granoff (Marcy Granoff) of Cranston; and Faye (Granoff) Stolzman (Robert I. Stolzman) and Dr. Sara Granoff-Schor (Dr. Charlie Schor) of Providence.  He was the grandfather of Jonathan and Jamie Granoff of New York, and Nora Stolzman and Jenna Schor of Providence.  He is also survived by his sister Evelyn Hornstein (Abner Hornstein) and many nieces and nephews.

Shivah will be observed at 183 George St., Providence, Thursday, Aug. 29, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., and Friday, Aug. 30, from 2 – 6 p.m.

Contributions may be made to Temple Beth-El, 70 Orchard Ave., Providence, RI 02906.