Laura S. Bell

DATELINE: PROVIDENCE Bell, Laura S., 90, died on Friday, November 20, 2020 at home in Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late M. David Bell. In 1967, she became the first female graduate of the Computer Science Department at Brown University.  Determined toward justice, she was instrumental in the protests that led to the desegregation of the Providence Public Schools in the early 1970’s.  She taught English as a Second Language for many years in Providence and was still teaching ESL at International House in Providence as recently as February of this year.  She was passionate about our natural environment and devoted to her cottage on an island in the St. Lawrence River. She is survived by 3 sons, Joshua of Wakefield, Jonathan of Newport and Michael...

Howard “Howie” Nachbar

DATELINE: CRANSTON Nachbar, Howard “Howie”, 91, died Sunday, November 22, 2020 at RI Veterans Home. Born in Providence, a son of the late Nathan and Bessie (Arons) Nachbar, he lived in Bristol, previously a longtime resident of Cranston. Dear brother of Milton Nachbar and his wife, Rona, of North Providence, and the late Leon, Isadore and Robert Nachbar, Evelyn Rose and Sylvia Penn. He was a graduate of Cranston High School.  Howie was a Korean Conflict Army veteran, serving in France and Germany.  He was a cartographer for Army Map and worked for the RI Department of Navy and RI Department of Administration.  Howie enjoyed bowling in his spare time. Funeral services and Shiva will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to...

Carol S. Miller

DATELINE: JOHNSTON Miller, Carol S., 90, passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020 at home. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles D. Miller. Born in Indianapolis, IN, a daughter of the late Louis and Beatriz (Felsenthal) Segar, she had lived in Johnston for 6 years, previously living in Providence. Carol’s greatest joys were traveling, watching the Celtics win, bird watching and collecting bird ornaments, picking up shells on the many beaches visited, and spending time among friends and with family.  She was living independently as she chose to when she passed peacefully with family at her side. Devoted mother of Jonathan Miller of Brooklyn, NY and Elisabeth Miller of Johnston. Loving grandmother of Sophie and Willy. Cherished great grandmother of...

Dr. Martin P. Feldman

DATELINE: CRANSTON Feldman, Dr. Martin P., 90, passed on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Natalie (Young) Feldman of 51 years. Devoted father of Ilene Feldman, Wendy Feldman, Julie Andoscia (Terry), Amy Pressman (Robert), Andrew J. Feldman (Kristen) and Nancy Wallent. Dear brother of the late Stephen Feldman. Loving grandfather of Marisa, Madison, Ava and Lily.  Born in New York City, a son of the late Morris and Mildred (Preville) Feldman, he had lived in Cranston for 5 years, previously living in Barrington. Martin was a general surgeon for over 40 years, practicing in Providence and noted for his later interest in parathyroid surgery.  He graduate summa cum laude from the University of Rochester, where he...

Lois F. Silver

DATELINE: PROVIDENCE Silver, Lois F., 82, died Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at HopeHealth Hospice in Providence. She was the beloved wife of Irwin Silver of Providence for 61 years. Born in Worcester, MA, a daughter of the late Philip and Freda (Brickman) Freedberg, she had lived in Providence for 5 years, previously living in Framingham, MA for 54 years. She was a teacher and vice principal at Maimonides School in Brookline, MA for forty years, retiring in 2000. Lois was a graduate of Clarke university, earning a B.A. She loved to cook, to travel, and to spend time with her grandchildren. Devoted mother of Jeffrey Silver and his wife, Alesa, of Farmington Hills, MI, Robert Silver and his wife, Sherry, of Concord, NC, and Allyson Antin and her husband, Frank, of...