Ruth Greenberg

DATELINE: COVENTRY Ruth Greenberg, 91, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Born in the Bronx, NY on April 21, she was the beloved daughter of Gertrude and Barney Maldavir as well as the older sister of her predeceased brothers Gerald and Melvyn.  Ruth, an excellent student, went to Pembroke College and had plans to become an attorney. This dream took a detour and instead she married the love of her life Isadore (Archie) and raised a family. They had many wonderful years together traveling, socializing constantly with friends and family, and living life to the fullest. Ruth was a devoted mother to Paul Greenberg (Jane Soares) and Cheryl Goldberg (Neal) and a cherished Grandma to Jennifer (Matt), Melissa, Alyssa (Jon), Evan (Jess), and...

Minnie Kurtzer

DATELINE: WARWICK Minnie Kurtzer, 97, died Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Sunny View Nursing Home. She was the beloved wife of the late Morris Kurtzer. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah (Oldstone) Strauss, she had lived in Warwick for 24 years, previously living in Providence. She worked as a consumer interviewer and was a familiar figure in the mall or Newport Creamery where she often dined on her favorite hotdogs. Devoted mother of Sharon Kurtzer of Warwick and the late Ellen Kurtzer-White. Dear sister of the late Charles, Bessie, Bertha, Jessie, Lillian and Harriet.  Loving grandmother of Hannah, Dena, Mirah and the late Elijah. Cherished great grandmother of Eli. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Louis &...

Shirley E. Cohn

DATELINE: Warwick Cohn, Shirley E. (Davidson), 96, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Jerome B. Cohn for 38 years. Born in New London, CT, a daughter of the late David and Anna Davidson, she was a resident of Warwick, previously living in Hilton Head, SC and the San Francisco Bay area of California. Devoted mother of Susan Sweeney and her husband Edward of South Kingstown, Lawrence Cohn and his wife Mary of Menlo Park, CA and the late Roberta Nahigian (Ralph). Loving grandmother of Laurie Deignan (Kevin), Rebecca Sardinskas (Gregory), and Francesca Cohn.  Cherished “Nanny Shirley” to her great-grandchildren Allyson, Kelly, Noah, Grace, Christopher and Matthew. Dear sister of the late Kenneth Davidson,...

Robert M. Diner

DATELINE: Johnston Diner, Robert M., 88, died Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at home, surrounded by family. He was the beloved husband of the late Blanche J. (Pauline) Diner. Born in Brooklyn, NY, a son of the late Abraham and Anna (Miller) Diner, he had lived in Chepachet since January, previously living in Johnston. He was a firefighter for Providence, retiring 42 years ago. Robert was a Korean Conflict Air Force veteran, serving stateside. He was a member of the Sampson Airforce Base Veterans Association He also sat on the board of the Greater Providence Hebrew Free Loan, formerly serving as its Vice President.Devoted father of James Ponte and his wife, Theresa, of Chepachet, Richard Ponte and his wife, Kathleen, of Arden, NC, Michael Diner and his wife, Pamela, of...

Claire Krasner

DATELINE: WARWICK Claire Krasner passed away on March 13 after a brief illness, at the age of 94, at Kent County Hospital.  She was the daughter of the late Harry and Molly (Gergel) Gornstein.  She was a lifelong resident of Rhode Island, graduating from Hope High School.  She attended Rhode Island State College (later to be URI), where she majored in Home Economics and was a member of the Sigma Delta Tau fraternity.  There she met her sweetheart, Harold, to whom she remained married for 70 years.  Claire and Harold lived independently until they were in their 90’s.  Sadly, he predeceased her by 5 months.  She is also predeceased by all 3 of her siblings, Nathan, Sidney and Sheldon.  Claire is survived by her sons Jay and his spouse Sharon Bell, Edward...