Gerald Sanford Spear

DATELINE: NEWPORT BEACH, CA Gerald Sanford Spear, 93, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2021, in Newport Beach, California. He was the beloved husband of Ilene Slass Spear for nearly 57 years. Born in Providence, RI, the fourth son of Alfred Spear and Esther Marcus Spear, he lived in Newport Beach for the past 44 years where he was a distinguished Professor of Pathology at the University of California Irvine, retiring in 2005. Prior to this, he lived in Baltimore, Maryland, where he had been a member of the faculty of the Department of Pathology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital since 1958. He graduated Harvard College in 1948 and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1952. Devoted father of Alison Spear Ullendorff (David) of Pacific Palisades, CA; Alfred Spear...

Marshall H. Glasshoffer

DATELINE: Pompano Beach, FL Glasshoffer, Marshall H., 73, died Friday, April 2, 2021 at home. Born in Providence, RI, a son of the late Hyman and Lillian (Shatz) Glasshoffer, he had lived in FL for over 5 years, previously living in MA. He was a regional manager for several optical companies over the years. He was very dedicated to and knowledgeable in his craft, He retired 5 years ago. Marshall was a Viet Nam Navy veteran, serving in Viet Nam. He was a member of Congregation Shaare Zedek and Congregation Beth Sholam. Marshall was an avid golfer. Graveside services will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Rd., Warwick, RI. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Jewish War Veterans, P.O. Box 100064, Cranston, RI...

Edmund J. Silverman

DATELINE: Los Angeles, CA Silverman, Edmund Jordan, 81, died Friday, April 2, 2021 at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, CA. He was the beloved husband for 42 years to the late Marsha (Gerzog) Silverman and devoted father of three. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, he was the son of the late Samuel Morris and Bessie (Israel) Silverman. Ed grew up in Cranston, Rhode Island and had a great time with his childhood friends. He graduated Cranston High School Class of 1957.  He graduated from Rhode Island College, Cum Laude with a BA in Mathematics in 1967. Ed attended the University of Rhode Island, before enlisting into the US Army in 1963. He served in Kitzingen, Germany in the Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry. Their Motto, “Can Do!” The...

Daniel M. Garr

DATELINE: Vero beach, FL Garr, Daniel M., 90, died Saturday, April 3, 2021, at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, FL. He was the beloved husband of Jane (Lowenthal) Garr of Vero Beach, FL, for 64 years. Born in Providence, RI, a son of the late Bernard and Fannie (Cohen) Garr, he had lived in FL since 1995, previously living in Rochester, NY. He was the owner of the former Greene Douglas Maintenance Supply Industry, Inc., retiring 35 years ago. Dan was a Brown University Graduate. He sat on several boards, including the Boy Scouts of America, Children’s Home Society, Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY, and orchestras in Rochester, NY and Vero Beach, FL. Devoted father of David Garr and his former wife, Patricia, of Lake Worth, FL, Jeffrey Garr and his wife,...