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Armand Minkin
MIDDLETOWN - Armand Minkin,

99, of Middletown, RI, died Thursday, January 20, 2011 at the Newport Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Fall River, MA, on January 25, 1911, he was a son of the late Barney and Ida (Sirensky) Minkin.
Mr. Minkin was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School, class of 1928, and a graduate of Boston University, class of 1932. He was a World War II Veteran of the United States Navy who had earned the rank of Senior Grade Lieutenant and had served as a Communications Officer in the Pacific. After the war he and his brothers owned the former Minkin Automotive and Radio Stores, in Newport, Fall River, and New Bedford. He later worked as a federal employee for 34 years in Newport, retiring in 1998.
He was a member of St. Paulís Lodge of Masons. Mr. Minkin was also a gifted pianist playing from the age of 8 until he was 98 years old.
He is survived by his devoted partner and caregiver for the past 42 years Charlotte Bunkin of Middletown, his son Leonard R. Minkin and his wife Leslie of Seekonk, MA, his granddaughter Melissa Judith Baker and her husband Jeffrey, and one great-granddaughter, Alexis Sarah Baker, all of Providence.
He was the brother of the late Joseph and Fredrick Minkin.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Beth Olam Cemetery, Wyatt Road, Middletown.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in Mr. Minkinís memory, to the Middletown Rescue Wagon Fund, 239 Wyatt Road, Middletown, RI 02842.
Arrangements are with the Chevra Kadisha Association of Newport County.
For more information visit www.onhfh.com

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