Edith B. Nathan

DATELINE: Warwick Nathan, Edith B., 97, died Monday, January 15, 2019 at Tamarisk. She was the beloved wife of the late Bernhard Nathan for 69 years. Born in Germany, a daughter of the late Julius and Roschen (Berges) Weber, she had lived in Warwick for 44 years. She was a salesperson for the former Outlet Co. for over 12 years.  Edith was a former member of Temple Beth Israel and its sisterhood and a member of Temple Beth-El. She was a Holocaust survivor. Devoted mother of Ralph Nathan of Warwick. Dear sister of the late Kurt Weber. Loving grandmother of Rick R. Nathan and Tara M. Rankin. Cherished great grandmother of Carter and Talia. Funeral services will be held Friday at 12:15 p.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. In lieu of...

Bobbie F. Brooks

DATELINE: East Providence Brooks, Bobbie F., 62, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at home. She was the beloved wife, lover and soul mate of Ronald Brooks. Born in Brooklyn, NY a daughter of the late Maurice and Margret (Rubin) Schachter, she had lived in Marblehead, MA for 20 years, recently moving to East Providence, RI. Bobbie attended Holyoke Community College and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She was an assistant preschool teacher and volunteer at numerous schools and also volunteered with her 2 therapy dogs. Bobbie’s main priority was raising her children, especially when Ron traveled with work.  Devoted mother of Daniel Brooks and his wife, Marilyn, of Dunn Loring, VA, Mason Brooks of Manchester, CT and Hayley Brooks of San Francisco, CA. Dear...

Seymour Port

DATELINE: Cranston Port, Seymour, 95, died Sunday, January 13, 2019, at Wingate Residence, Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Bernice (Kaufman) Port. Born in Providence, a son of the late Dora (Gerstenblatt) and Samuel Port, he had lived in Cranston for almost 60 years before moving to Wingate on the East Side in 2017. Seymour was a self-employed manufacturers’ representative in the costume jewelry business until his retirement. He was a graduate of Brown University and proudly served as a naval officer in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres during WWII. He was a member of Touro Fraternal Association (Harmony Lodge), the Masons, and the Jewish War Veterans. Seymour and Bernice were true soul mates. They shared a love for travel, visiting...

Gerald D. Kaplan

DATELINE: New Bedford, MA Kaplan, Gerald D., 90, died Saturday, January 12, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Lois (Siskind) Kaplan. Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Samuel and Eva (Finkelstein) Kaplan, he had lived in Dartmouth for 64 years. He was the co-owner of the former Kaplan’s Furniture and Wayside Furniture stores, retiring in 2008. Gerald was a graduate of Boston University.  He was a former member of Tifereth Israel and past president of the former Temple Sinai in New Bedford.  Gerald was also past Master of the Mason’s Wansutta Lodge and on the Board of Directors of Shawmut Bank. Devoted father of Martin Kaplan of Dartmouth and Ellen Kaplan of Boston. Dear brother of the late Leonard and Irving Kaplan....

Esther Kapitanoff

DATELINE: FALL RIVER, MA Esther Kapitanoff, 97 years old, died Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Fall River Jewish Home. A lifelong resident of Fall River, she was a daughter of the late Hyman and Sarah (Goldstein) Kapitanoff.  She worked for the State of Massachusetts in Fall River for 38 years.  Esther was a member of the former Congregation Adas Israel and Jewish War Veteran’s Auxiliary. Dear sister of the late Jerome and Yetta Kapitanoff and Janet Fassler.  Cherished aunt of Richard Fassler and his wife, Eileen, Samuel Fassler and his wife, Susan, and the late Ellen Fassler.  Graveside services will be held TUESDAY at 10:30 a.m. in Hebrew Cemetery, 73 McMahon St., Fall River.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the...