Gertrude Kelberman Aron

DATELINE: Warwick Aron, Gertrude Kelberman, 94, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021 at Kent Hospital, in Warwick. Born in Poland, a daughter of the late Abraham and Rose (Graf) Kelberman, she had lived in Warwick for 67 years, previously living in New York City, specifically in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Gertrude had an excellent sense of style working as a sales consultant at Filene’s and Macy’s. She was known for her beauty inside and out. She was a member and founder of the former Temple Beth Am. She was married to the love of her life, the late Simon Aron. Beloved mother of Sheryl Downey, Laurie Willett and her husband, Warren, and Cindy Aron-Hoover, all of Warwick. Dear sister of Faye Cameron of Los Angeles, CA and the late Marcia Wolf. Cherished...

Irwin H. Rubin

DATELINE: Scottsdale, AZ Rubin, Irwin H., 96, died Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the North Scottsdale Retreat, AZ. He was the beloved husband of the late Roberta (Spector) Rubin. Born in Providence, a son of the late Max and Annie (Schnabel) Rubin, he had lived in Scottsdale for 3 years, previously living in Newport, Warwick and Providence. Irwin was a WW-II Navy Veteran, serving in European Theatre. He was a gemologist for Ross Simon Jewelers for 25 years, retiring in 1981. During his career, Irwin was a member of the Accredited Gemologist Association, Gemologist Institute of America and the Appraisers Association of America. He was also a member of Temple Shalom, Touro Fraternal Association and Jewish War Veterans. Devoted father of Carol Lipsky and her husband,...

Philip W. Block

Dateline: Warwick Block, Philip, 75, of West Shore Road died Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Hope Hospice  & Palliative Care with the comfort of his loving family by his side.  Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Norman and Betty (Tabulsky) Block.  He lived in Cranston most of his life, recently moving to Warwick.  Philip was a graduate of Emerson College.  He worked in sales and customer service for many years, most recently at the Providence Journal. Philip was a very active and social person who was blessed with many friends.  Music and sports were his passion.  He was an avid musician, playing clarinet as a member of the Ocean State Pops Orchestra of which he was a founding member in 1993.  He was also a member of the Lafayette Band,...

Barbara A. Arons

DATELINE: BROOKLYN, CT Arons, Barbara A., 75, died Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Day Kimball Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Donald Lewis for over 25 years. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Morris and Ruth Arons, she had lived in Brooklyn, CT, previously living in Boca Raton, FL.  Barbara was graduate of Simmons College. Funeral services and Shiva will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the animal charity of your choice.

Bernard Levine

DATELINE: CRANSTON Levine, Bernard, 92, died Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Steere House in Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (Ress) Levine for 59 years.  Born in Providence, a son of the late Leo and Bella (Rappaport) Levine, he was a longtime resident of Cranston.  He was the Sr. Vice President and General Manager for the former Monet Jewelry Co. for 20 years, retiring in 1983.  Bernard was a Korean Conflict Army veteran, serving in Germany.  He was a member of Temple Beth-El and a former member and Vice President of Temple Torat Yisrael.  He was also a member of the Overseas Lodge Masons, and former member of the Palestine Shrine. Devoted father of Shari Levine of Cranston and the late Ronnee Levine.  Dear brother of the late Marvin...