Harry A. Volvovitz
Harry A. Volvovitz, 85, of Brightview Dr., West Hartford, husband for 60 years of Roslyn (Fruchtman) Volvovitz, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Born in Feketa Ordoe, Czechoslovakia, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mollie (Moses) Volvovitz. He came to Connecticut with his mother in 1931 following after his father. He attended Weaver High School, class of 1940, where he was on the Track and Football Teams. He was a decorated Fifth Army Air Corp Air Sea Rescue Veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. Upon returning from the war in the 1940s, he became an electrician and established Voltz Electric Company, serving the greater Hartford community, both commercial and residential. He was especially proud to have provided the electrical needs for the first ten years to the Festival of Lights on Constitution Plaza, Hartford. He was a member of Beth El Temple of West Hartford, past president of Beth El Temple Men’s Club, a member of Level Lodge No. 137 A.F. & A.M., a member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, as well as a Scout Master in Troop 136, West Hartford. In his later years, he enjoyed painting and drawing. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. Besides his beloved wife, he leaves two sons: Franklin Volvovitz and his wife Mary of Woodbridge, Rabbi Yosef Moshe Volvovitz and his wife Rifka of Monsey, NY; two daughters: Rochelle Viner and her husband Boris of Avon, and Marlene Alfin and her husband Jeffrey of West Hartford; and eleven grandchildren: Benjamin, Chaim Laib Avruham, Ealonah Shaynka, Menuchah and Nechama Malka Volvovitz, Jonathan and Joshua Viner, and Jared, Adam, Matthew and Julie Alfin. Funeral services will be held TODAY Thursday, June 1, 2006 at 1:30 PM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with his son, Rabbi Yosef Moshe Volvovitz and Rabbi James Rosen co-officiating. Interment will follow in Beth El Temple Cemetery, Avon, CT. There will be no shiva due to the holiday of Shavuot. The family will receive relatives and friends at his home on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Memorial contributions may be made to Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Ave., West Hartford 06117, or to Hadassah, c/o Faith Helene, 43 Carlyle Rd., West Hartford 06117. For further information, directions or to share memories of Harry with his family, please visit online at

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