John L. Bell

Dateline: Brockton, MA Bell, John L., 88, of Brockton, MA, died Sunday, August 23, 2015, at Good Samaritan Medical Center, Brockton. He was the beloved husband of Carol (Young) Bell. Born in Providence, RI, a son of the late Samuel and Pauline Bell, he had lived in Brockton since 1968. John was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Touro Fraternal Association. Devoted father of Stuart Bell of Brockton. Dear brother of Marilyn Kabalkin of Cranston and the late Nathan Bell. Cherished uncle of several nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in LINCOLN PARK CEMETERY, 1469 Post Rd., Warwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to your favorite charity. Shiva will be private.

Robert A. Kotlen

DATELINE: CRANSTON Kotlen, Robert A., 88, died Tuesday, August 18, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Betty (Basok) Kotlen of Cranston. They were married for 35 years.  Born in Providence, a son of the late Harry and Pauline (Abrams) Kotlen, he had lived in Cranston for 17 years, previously living in Providence. He was the owner of the former Standard Jewelry in Providence, retiring 30 years ago. Robert was a WW-II Navy veteran. He was a member of Temple Beth-El, a 32nd degree mason, and a graduate of Brown University, class of ’49, earning membership in ΦBK. Devoted father of Lisa Kotlen of Bristol, Lori Stark (Drew) of Eilat, Israel, Richard Kotlen of Middletown, and step-son David Basok (Corinne) of Huntington Beach, CA. Loving grandfather of 6. Cherished...