Maurice Oelbaum

DATELINE: WEST PALM BEACH, FL Oelbaum, Maurice, 102, died September 24, 2020 at Jupiter Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of the late Erna (Seiden) Oelbaum. Born in Ulanow, Poland, a son of the late Israel and Gertrude (Weinreb) Oelbaum, he had lived in West Palm Beach, FL for over 30 years, previously living in Cumberland and Lincoln, RI. He was the owner of Maurice Furniture in Central Falls for 35 years, retiring in 1995. Maurice was a WWII Army veteran, serving in Pacific Theatre. He was a member of Temple Emanu-El and the former Shaare Zedek.  Maurice was also a member of the Mason’s Redwood Lodge, JWV and an honorary member of Hadassah. Devoted father of Gisele Terry of Los Angeles, CA and Frances Oelbaum of Bronx, NY. Dear brother of ten...

Sydney I. Resnick

DATELINE: WARWICK Resnick, Sydney I., 94, died Monday, September 21, 2020 at Kent Regency. He was the beloved husband of the late Frances “Pepper” Cohen. Born in Providence, son of the late Max and Sarah Resnick, he had lived in Warwick for 3 years, and was previously a longtime resident of Cranston. He was an attorney at his own practice for over 50 years. Sydney was a WWII Navy veteran. He was a graduate of Hope High School, Brown University and Boston University School of Law. Devoted father of David Resnick and his wife, Susan, of Cambridge and John Resnick of Wickford. Brother of the late Beatrice Shechtman. Loving grandfather of Caroline and Max Resnick. Funeral services and Shiva will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be...

Ethel Schwartz

DATELINE: Swansea, MA Schwartz, Ethel, 92, died Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Fall River Jewish Home. She was the beloved wife of the late Israel “Red” Schwartz. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Israel and Celia (Cohen) Sanft, she was a longtime resident of Swansea. She was an inspector for Firestone, US Records and United Merchants, retiring in 1991. Ethel also sold Avon in her community. She was a graduate of Durfee High School, Class of ’46.  She was a former member of the JWV Auxiliary and member and former secretary of the Pioneer Women. Dear sister of Aaron Sanft of Gilbert, AZ and the late Lloyd, Abraham, Louis, Sonny, William, Bertha, Ruth, Rose, Goldie and Shirley.  She is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended...

Jane Lee Cohen Sackett

DATELINE: EAST PROVIDENCE Jane Lee Cohen Sackett passed away on Wednesday, September 16 at Tockwotton on the Waterfront at the age of 91. Although she was born in Massachusetts, Jane Lee Cohen Sackett spent her life in Providence, R.I. She graduated from Hope High School in 1946 with scores of friends, many of whom she remained close to throughout her life. In 1950, she graduated from Wheelock College with High Honors and a B.S. in Education (early childhood). While at Wheelock, she staged children’s plays in Providence and Brookline. Later, she would volunteer her time at Women and Infants Hospital and as an ESL teacher. She worked in the Rhode Island primary school system but discovered another true passion when she and her very dear friend, Joan Isserlis,...

Alfred S. Budnick

DATELINE: WEST PALM BEACH, FL Alfred S. Budnick, 82, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at St. Mary’s Medical Center.  He was the beloved husband of Janet (Novick) Budnick for 59 years. Born in Haverhill, MA, a son of the late Morris and Ida (Tinter) Budnick, he had lived in West Palm Beach, FL for two decades after nearly 25 years as a resident of East Greenwich, RI. Devoted father of Dean Budnick and his wife, Leanne Barrett, of East Greenwich, RI and the late Stacy Budnick.  Dear brother of Robert Budnick and Linda Budnick. Loving grandfather of Caroline and Quinn Budnick. Alfred graduated from the University of Rhode Island’s College of Engineering in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Three years later he received his...