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Irving (J.S.) Coven

Irving (J.S.) Coven

I11331   Male 1924 - 2015  (91 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 8 ancestors and 3 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Irving (J.S.) Coven 
    Born 23 Jun 1924  Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    1930 United States Federal Census 1930  40 Woodford Street, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1940 United States Federal Census 1940  40 Woodford Street, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WW_II Enlistment 26 Mar 1943  Fort Devens, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 16 Oct 2015  Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Obituary for Irving J. Coven
      Biography
      WORCESTER – Irving J. Coven, 91, of North Providence, RI, died peacefully on October 16, 2015 at The Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence.

      His wife, Jean (Ginsburg) Coven, died in 2000. He leaves his very dear friend and companion, Sally M. Greenberg of North Providence; two sons, Robert Coven, and his wife, Joanne Zaiac of New York City, and Steven Coven of Worcester; a daughter, Deborah Brown of Parrish, FL; four grandchildren, Jeremy Frankel, Samantha Coven, Joshua Coven and Erica Jean Coven. He was predeceased by his brother, Julius Coven and his sisters, Anita Freeman and Irene Luboda.

      He was born in Worcester, the son of Joseph and Lillian (Saslavsky) Coven, and had lived in Worcester for 73 years before moving to North Providence in 1997.

      He was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He studied at Northeastern University, Boston University and Harvard University evening schools.

      He was former editor of the Jewish Civic Leader, owner of Irving Coven Construction and Realty Company, Vice President of Herbert Engineering and in retirement was owner of the former Acapulco Restaurant on Highland Street in Worcester. He was the recipient of the Humanitarian Award by the National Conference of Christians and Jews.

      He was a member of the Worcester Housing Committee, Worcester Rent Review Board, Worcester Human Rights Commission and Worcester Housing Authority and was awarded the Key to the city by Worcester City Council. He was elected for 5 consecutive terms as President of the Rental Housing Association of Worcester County, served as Scoutmaster and was a member of the Boy Scout Commission, a member of National Conference of Crime and Delinquency, Director of NAACP, former Commander of Post # 32 of Jewish War Veterans, was the National Chief of Staff of Americanism Committee of Jewish War Veterans of The United States. He was appointed a Research Affiliate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was an alternate member of Human Affairs Committee of Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. In his later years in Providence, Irvin was a dedicated volunteer at both the Patient and Family Education Center at Butler Hospital and at Miriam Hospital. He was a patient counselor at University Hospital in Florida. He did extensive teaching and lecturing on business management and human relations.

      FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 1 PM ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, AT TEMPLE EMANUEL SINAI, 661 SALISBURY, WORCESTER. UNDER THE DIRECTION OF RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN. Burial will be in B’Nai Brith Cemetery in Worcester. Memorial Observance will be held through 8 pm Sunday, October 18 at the home of Paula Freeman and Jeremy Soybel, 33 Whisper Dr., Worcester. Memorial Contributions may be made to Butler Hospital, Foundation Office, 345 Blackstone Blvd., Providence RI, 02906 or Miriam Hospital Foundation, PO Box: H, Providence RI, 02901.
    Age 91 years 
    Buried 18 Oct 2015  B'nai Brith Lodge Cemetery, 55 Saint John’s Road, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Irving J. Coven (1924 - 2015) Find A Grave Memorial
    Irving J. Coven (1924 - 2015) Find A Grave Memorial
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Oldest Known Ancestors
    Paternal Line: [--?--] Kovalevsky
    Maternal Line: Ida List b.1846
    Person ID I11331  MyMispoche
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2019 

    Father Ancestors Joseph Simon Coven
              b. 12 Sep 1888, Elizabethgrad, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 Oct 1967, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Lillian Saslasky
              b. 1890, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 Dec 1963, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married c 1903  Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 4 children 
    Family ID F3914  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner Jean Marilyn Ginsburg
              b. 20 Jan 1926, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 18 Nov 2000, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Other partners:  Milton Glazer  
    Other partners:  Milton Glazer  
    Married 1947  Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Massachusetts Marriage Index 1901-1955 and 1966-1970 of Jean Ginsburg
    Massachusetts Marriage Index 1901-1955 and 1966-1970 of Jean Ginsburg
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Deborah Coven
     2. Steven Coven
    Married: 1x3. Robert Coven
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F4533  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S665] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, (National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD, 2005).
      Name: Irving J Coven
      Birth Year: 1924
      Race: White, citizen (White)
      Nativity State or Country: Massachusetts
      State of Residence: Massachusetts
      County or City: Worcester
      Enlistment Date: 26 Mar 1943
      Enlistment State: Massachusetts
      Enlistment City: Fort Devens
      Branch: No branch assignment
      Grade: Private
      Grade Code: Private
      Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
      Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      Source: Civil Life
      Education: 3 years of high school
      Civil Occupation: Tinsmiths, coppersmiths, and sheet metal workers
      Marital status: Single, without dependents
      Height: 08
      Weight: 109
    2. [S529] Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-Current.
      Name: Irving J Coven
      Gender: Male
      Age: 91
      Birth Date: Abt 1924
      Death Date: abt 2015
      Death Place: N Providence RI
      Publication Title: Prov Journal
      Publication Date: 18 Oct 2015
      Publication Place: USA
      Tombstone: 0
    3. [S806] Find a Grave, (http://www.findagrave.com/).
      Birth: Jun. 23, 1924
      Worcester
      Worcester County
      Massachusetts, USA
      Death: Oct. 16, 2015
      Providence
      Providence County
      Rhode Island, USA
      Family links:
      Parents:
      Joseph Coven (1888 - 1967)
      Lillian Saslavsky Coven (1890 - 1963)
      Spouse:
      Jean Ginsburg Coven (1926 - 2000)
      Siblings:
      Julius Coven (1914 - 1975)*
      Anita Coven Freeman (1916 - 2008)*
      Irving J. Coven (1924 - 2015)
      Irene G Coven Luboda (1927 - 1985)*
      *Calculated relationship
      Burial:
      Bnai Brith Lodge Cemetery
      Worcester
      Worcester County
      Massachusetts, USA
      Created by: Ruth-Ellen Burack Flanag...
      Record added: Oct 18, 2015
      Find A Grave Memorial# 153905119
    4. [S328] U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-2018.
      Name: Irving J. Coven
      Gender: Male
      Death Age: 91
      Birth Date: abt 1924
      Birth Place: Worcester
      Residence Place: Providence
      Death Date: 16 Oct 2015
      Death Place: Providence
      Burial Date: 18 Oct
      Burial Place: Worcester
      Father: Joseph Coven
      Mother: Lillian Coven
      Spouse: Jean Coven
      Child: Deborah Brown
      Steven Coven
      Robert Coven
      Siblings: Julius Coven
      Anita Freeman
      Irene Luboda
    5. [S821] Massachusetts, Marriage Index, 1901-1955 and 1966-1970.
      Name: Jean Ginsburg
      Marriage Year: 1947
      Marriage Place: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
      Index Volume Number: 145
      Reference Number: F63.M36 v.145