PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Herbert Leshinsky passed away April 26. Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, he was a son of the late Max and Bessie (Bornstein) Leshinsky. He spent his golden years in Providence, and previously lived in Mexico, Australia, South Africa, England, Argentina, Columbia, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico.
He served in the United States Army in Japan in 1946. Herb graduated from Providence College in 1952 and earned a master’s degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, in 1961.
Herb worked for Chrysler Corporation for nearly 30 years where he was the vice president of the international division in Latin America until 1980. He then transitioned to academia and worked at the University of St. Thomas. In 1983, he became director of the Master’s Program in International Management until retiring in 1996.
Herb was a lover of the Boston Red Sox and was always happy to talk about the team and their players. He was a regular at Gregg’s restaurants where he would ask for hot, hot tea while he sat with his granddaughters, son and daughter-in-law on Saturdays after temple. He was a regular member in the congregation at Temple Emanu-El. Of all things in this world – more than ice cream and the Red Sox, Herb was most proud of his granddaughters. He enjoyed singing as Rebecca played the violin (“Are You Sleeping” was a favorite) and was always up for a trip to Garden City to take Hannah (his Hannie) shopping for dresses.
He is survived by his son Michael Leshinsky and his wife Amy, beloved granddaughters Rebecca and Hannah Leshinsky, and “that good looking dog” Oreo (known to him as Éclair). He was the brother of the late Albert Leshinsky, Ida Smith, and Rose Leshinsky.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Temple Emanu-El in Providence.