General Information

Full Name: Alvin A. Lakind
Date of Death: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Alvin Lakind, 92, died peacefully in his home in Wayne on May 17, 2023.  Alvin was born in Paterson on December 1, 1930 and moved to Brooklyn and then the Bronx. He was an only child of Rose and Louis Lakind.   He was previously married to Harriet Cohen Lakind, who died in 1966.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mimi and his children, Larry (Pam) Cypress, TX; Sara Gish (Joe) Pompton Plains and Rory (Toni) Carmel, CA.  Grandchildren are Harriet (Ben), Jared (Ashley), Jennifer (Mark), Samantha, Michael and Ben.  Alvin recently welcomed his first great-granddaughter, Kennedy.

Alvin’s true passion of baseball began at James Monroe High School and played professionally in the minor leagues for the Boston Braves, Phillies in the Tobacco State, Texas-New Mexico, Piedmont and Coastal Plain Leagues.  He was a proud veteran of the Army, having served at Fort Dix during the Korean War.

Alvin previously worked for Paterson Tallow, Paterson Tobacco, and retired from Wayne Township in the Water Pollution Control.

Alvin’s larger than life presence touched the lives of so many people. His humor, gentle nature, passion of baseball, and mostly his true love of family and friends will always be cherished.

Donations in the name of Alvin Lakind may be made to the International Fellowship of Christians & Jews at, or to Operation Smile at

Service Information

Sunday, May 21, 2023
2:00 PM

Service at:
Louis Suburban Chapel
13-01 Broadway, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Burial at:
Independent United Jersey Verein Cemetery
Canger Ave, Woodland Park, NJ 07424

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  1. Ilene Lakind Wolff

    Alvin was a giant of a man . Fun to be with and a captivating story teller. He’ll be missed.
    Wishing you strength during this difficult time.

  2. Barbara & David Levine

    We will always treasure our memories of Alvin … a gentle giant, a warm and loving husband – father & grandfather, a friend to many, an avid baseball fan and amateur sportscaster, a teller of jokes and stories. To know Alvin was to love him. And, he was extremely, extremely fortunate to have Mimi/Gloria in his life. They complimented one another in so many ways. Mimi worked full time, but dedicated herself to loving and caring for Alvin. What a beautiful, beautiful relationship they had!!


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