Sandra Lazarus Sherman

DATELINE: Providence Sherman, Sandra Lazarus, 83, died Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late William H. Sherman. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Frank and Rose (Levin) Lazarus, she was a lifelong resident of Providence. Sandra was a graduate of Hope High School and Boston University. She was a member of Temple Beth-El and volunteered there, as well as at Moses Brown School, and Gordon School. Devoted mother of Robert D. Sherman and his partner, Lisa Livshin, of Newton, MA and Gary L. Sherman of Providence. Dear sister of the late Leonard Lazarus. Graveside services were held at Lincoln Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Temple...

Irving “Chuck” Chucnin

DATELINE: FOSTER Chucnin, Irving “Chuck,” 70, died Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Providence, a son of the late Walter and Naomi (Chase) Chucnin, he had lived in Foster for over 20 years, previously living in Scituate. He was a social worker for the State of RI, retiring over 10 years ago. Devoted father of Emily Conde and her husband, Donnie, of North Scituate. Loving “Pop” of Logan. Dear brother of Sandra Webb and her husband, John, of Wakefield and Helaine Hartman of Sharon, MA. Cherished uncle and great uncle of many nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the Priest Chapel in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made...

Robert Leonard Shaffer

DATELINE: BOCA RATON, FL Shaffer, Robert Leonard, 91, died Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Hospice by the Sea. He was the beloved husband of the late Thelma (Goldberg) Shaffer.  Born in Providence, a son of the late Harry and Edith (Hazen) Shaffer, he had lived in Pawtucket for 65 years before moving to Florida. He was a furniture retailer in Pawtucket for 54 years.  Robert was a World War II Coast Guard veteran.  He was a member and past Commander of the Jewish War Veteran’s Post 406, member of the Mason-Jenks Lodge #24 and the Elks Club, all in Pawtucket.  In Florida, Robert was a member of the Coronado Ocean Club and Social Chairman for 9 years and board member for 8 years. Devoted father of Richard Shaffer of Burlington, MA and the late Steven Shaffer. ...

William “Bill” J. Falk

DATELINE: NARRAGANSETT Falk, William “Bill” J., 91, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018. He was the husband of the late Grace (Duchin) Falk. Born in Providence, a son of the late David and Lena (Feinstein) Falk, he lived in Narragansett for 34 years, previously living in Cranston. A 1949 graduate of Brown University, Bill earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Columbia University. As a passionate track and field coach, Bill became nationally known for his expertise in the pole vault, guiding athletes to great heights both figuratively and literally, first at the high school level, and then during long tenures at both the University of Rhode Island and the University of Miami. He was selected to coach Olympic hopefuls by the U.S. Olympic Committee....

Milton H. Bronstein

DATELINE: EAST GREENWICH Bronstein, Milton H., 101, died Thursday, September 6, 2018 at the St. Elizabeth Green House Homes. He was the beloved husband of the late Claire (Spivack) Bronstein. Born in Providence, a son of the late Samuel and Ida (Kaufman) Bronstein, he had lived in East Greenwich, previously living in Warwick, Cranston and Providence. He was a fiscal agent for the Department of MHRH (BHDDH) for 30 years, retiring in 1984. Milton was a board member and former president of the MHRH Retirement Association. He was a First Sergeant WWII Army Air Force Veteran, serving with the 8th Air Force in England. Milton was the 1st president of Council 94 AFSCME and former president and vice president of the Retirees of Council 94 AFSCME.  He was awarded the John...