William M. Michaels

DATELINE: Cranston Michaels, William M., of Cranston, died Monday, September 30, 2013, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Nancy (Shore) Michaels. Born in Providence, a son of the late Thomas and Martha (Saunders) Michelovitch, he had lived in Cranston for over 50 years. Mr. Michaels was the owner of Providence Auto Co. Devoted father of Richard Michaels and his wife, Beatrice, of Franklin, MA and Lynn Smith and her husband, Anders, of Glen Ellyn, IL. Dear brother of Harvey Michaels of Cranston. Loving grandfather of Nina, Matthew, Zachary, Olivia and Tyler. A graveside funeral service will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in LINCOLN PARK CEMETERY, 1469 Post Rd., Warwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to your...

Lillian C. Drescher

DATELINE: WEST WARWICK Drescher, Lillian C., 87, of East Greenwich Ave., passed away on Monday, September 16, 2013 at home, after a long and courageous battle with leukemia. Lillian is especially thankful for the unselfish devotion and sacrifice her daughter, Michelle Lawson, made on behalf of her mother during this battle. Lillian was born in Providence at Jane Brown Hospital on March 20, 1926 in a very special setting to her parents, the late Meyer and Kate (Freedman) Goldstein. Beloved wife of Walter O. Drescher, married for 31 years, mother of Michelle Lawson, Diane Talan Aronson, Robin Justice, the late Robert Talan and 2 grandchildren. Lillian earned a degree in interior design from La Salle University and utilized those skills in all aspects of her life....

Marcia Aronson Feinberg

Dateline: Providence Feinberg Aronson, Marcia, 99, of Hallworth House, Providence, died Saturday, September 14, 2013, at Hallworth House. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Aronson and the late Edwin Feinberg. A longtime resident of Rhode Island and charter resident of Laurelmead, Marcia was a daughter of the late Eli and Tillie (Tandeitnik) Warshaw. She was a life member of Hadassah, ORT, Jewish Federation and Miriam Hospital Women’s Auxiliary. Devoted mother of Stephen Aronson and his wife Edna of Bonita Springs, FL and Janie Klein and her husband Walter of Vernon, CT. Dear sister of the late Mina (Shell) Lezberg, Goldie (Norman) Carrel, Thayer (Charlotte) Warshaw, and Jack Warshaw and his surviving wife Ruth. Loving grandmother of David &...

Sharyn Yanku Wilk

DATELINE: Cranston Wilk, Sharyn Yanku, 64, of Cranston, died Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at Mass. General Hospital, Boston. Born in Providence, she was a loving daughter of Esther (Lecht) Yanku and the late Leonard Yanku. Sharyn was an information technologist for the City of Cranston. She lived her bucket list her entire life. She was loved by her family and friends and had a joy of life in everything she did. Sharyn was a lifelong learner and volunteer, serving on numerous boards, including the Providence Ronald McDonald House. Beloved mother of Saul (Lindsay) Wilk of Grafton, MA and Jason Wilk (Erin Duffek) of Cranston. Dear sister of Robert (Lorraine) Yanku of Leesburg, VA, Alan (Cheri) Yanku of Lincoln, Steven (Gail) Yanku of Cranston, and Lisa (David)...

Dorothy K. Berstein

DATELINE: Boynton Beach, FL Berstein, Dorothy K., 85, of Boynton Beach, FL, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at home.  She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Bernard Berstein.  Born in Boston, MA, a daughter of the late Myer and Fannie (Ostrow) Kaplan, she had lived in Boynton Beach for 5 years, previously living in Narragansett.  Dorothy was a school librarian for over 20 years.  She was a graduate of Pembroke and received her Masters Degree from URI. Dorothy was a past member of Temple Emanu-El.  Devoted mother of Richard Berstein, Esq. and his wife, Meryl, of Narragansett, Larry P. Berstein, M.D. and his wife, Victoria, of Syosset, NY, and Jason Berstein, M.D. of Boynton Beach, FL.  Dear sister of the late Hilda Rakatansky.  Loving grandmother of Scott,...