Dworkin, Alan T.
Alan T. Dworkin, 86, formerly of Wickford, RI, passed away on December 10, 2020, peacefully in his South Carolina home. He was the beloved husband of the late Dianne Dworkin, and he is survived by his lifelong friend Ellen Dworkin, his children Jennifer Goldberg, Mitchell Dworkin, and his stepchildren Melissa Giorgio, Meredith Nault, and Michael Conley. Alan is also survived by his grandsons Jamen and Ethan Goldberg and his step-grandchildren Katie, Andrew, Allie, Kristina, and Justin.
Alan was born in Worcester, MA, son of the late Madeline Taber Talamo and late David Dworkin. He was the brother of the late Fern Cohn and the late Ronald Dworkin, and nephew of the late Albert "Uncle Al" Taber. Alan grew up on the East Side of Providence and attended Hope High School. He graduated from Bates College and Boston University School of Law, where he also served as an adjunct professor. Alan started his career practicing law as a partner with Aisenberg and Joslin, then became a partner with Aisenberg, Decof & Dworkin. He went on to practice with Dworkin & Smith before retiring in South Carolina. He was a founding member of the Edward P. Gallogly Family Law Inns of Court, and he was a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. One of the greatest legal achievements that Alan was proud of was in 1974 when he argued and won a federal court judgment against CBS for trademark infringement, successfully defending Victor DeCosta, a Rhode Island native who created the "Paladin" character in the 1957-1963 CBS television show that coined the phrase "Have Gun - Will Travel."
Alan loved sports. He played basketball at Hope High School and Bates College, and worked as a basketball coach at Camp Bauercrest, where his two grandsons now spend their summers. He played competitive golf for years, and always enjoyed watching the Patriots and Celtics. He loved spending time with his friends, driving his mopeds, and telling jokes. Alan was a loving, kind, and generous husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.
Due to COVID-19, Shiva was private. Contributions in his memory can be made to Camp Bauercrest in Amesbury, Massachusetts.
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Published by The Providence Journal on Dec. 18, 2020.