Leah Elizabeth Ribner-Martin

DATELINE: North Kingstown Ribner-Martin, Leah E., 20, died on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Beloved daughter of Ruth Ribner and Lenore Martin of North Kingstown.  Cherished granddaughter of Alice Martin (Ted Jones) and the late Donald Martin (Joan Erskine) and the late Daniel and late Lita Ribner.  She is also survived by her loving aunts and uncles, Drew (Rita & Melissa), Alan (Angie), Ann (late Sam), Naomi & Carol; cousins Kenneth, Seth, Leyna, Linc & Amanda and great aunt Gail (late Frank). Leah attended the Jewish Day school of Rhode Island, Wickford Middle School, and had completed two full years at URI after taking courses part-time while a senior at North Kingstown High School. She had already [mostly] fulfilled the requirements for the BS Animal...

Louise Felder

DATELINE: FALL RIVER, MA Louise Felder, 91, died Friday, August 6, 2021 at the Fall River Jewish Home. She was the beloved wife of the late David Felder. Born in Lowell and raised in Fall River, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Lillian (Brenner) Simon, she had previously resided in Dartmouth, MA, Delray Beach, FL, Providence, RI, and recently moved back to Fall River this year. Louise was a graduate of Pembroke College/Brown with a Bachelor’s Degree and earned her Master’s Degree in Library Science at URI.  She was a member of the Pembroke Club, Brandeis Women’s Club and served as Past President of Hadassah in Fall River. Louise was also a member of Tifereth Israel Congregation in New Bedford and Temple Emanu-El in Providence. Devoted mother of Lloyd...

Irwin J. Vederman

DATELINE: PLACE Vederman, Irwin J., 91, passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the beloved husband of Susan (Hyman) Vederman for 54 years. Born in Philadelphia, PA, a son of the late Samuel and Dora (Jaffe) Vederman, he had lived in Warwick for 51 years. Irwin served in the US Army from 1948-50, stationed in Fort Devens, MA.  He was a lifetime jewelry salesman, retiring in 2007. Irwin was a member of Temple Sinai. Devoted father of Samuel Vederman (Jennifer Griffis) of Lake Havasu City, AZ and Harris Marc Vederman (Carol) of Dickerson, MD. Loving “Papi” of Cecelia and Adeline.  Dear brother of the late Adele Rakoff, Norma Mirow and Robert Vederman.  Uncle Irv to devoted nieces and nephews.  He is also survived...

Charles H. Dress

DATELINE: WARWICK Dress, Charles H., 83, passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the beloved husband of Donna (Poli) Dress for 44 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Jacob and Hester (Schwartz) Dress, he had lived in Warwick for 37 years. He was a graduate of URI, Class of ’60.  Charles was the Director of Human Resources for Robbins Co. in Attleboro, retiring in 2000. He was a member of AARP and received their Volunteer of the Year Award in 2016.  Charles was an avid tennis player and a member and volunteer with USTA and RI Mentoring Program. Devoted father of Carl Dress and his wife, Nicole, of Narberth, PA, Ken Dress and his partner, Diane Evans, of Canton, GA, Harold Cahoon and his wife, Meredith, of...

Leonard Kaplan

DATELINE: ALPHARETTA, GA Kaplan, Leonard “Low Price Lenny,” beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle, died on Sunday, August 1, 2021, in Alpharetta, Georgia, surrounded by his loving family. Lenny was 91 years old. Lenny was born on May 2, 1930 in Providence, Rhode Island to his parents, Abraham and Fannie Kaplan. He graduated from Hope High School and served as a Supply Sergeant in the Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Okinawa Japan from 1950-1952. After completing his active duty, Lenny returned to Rhode Island and soon after opened his first Army/Navy store called the “Gob Shops” in 1954 in Fall River, MA. Lenny opened additional locations throughout the Southcoast region including Warren RI, Newport RI, Somerset...