Robert H. Jaffe

DATELINE: Woodstock, CT

Jaffe, Robert H., 76, of 1014 Route 169, died Sunday, April 5, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Priscilla (Guttin) Jaffe for 50 years. Born in Newport, RI, a son of the late Harry and Sylvia Jaffe, he lived in Woodstock for 30 years, previously residing in Cranston, RI. Robert was the owner of the former Garden City Pharmacy in Cranston and Day Drug in Brooklyn, CT. Most recently he worked as a pharmacist for Big Y Supermarket for 7 years. He was a graduate of UCONN College of Pharmacy, Class of ’60. Robert was a member of Alpha Zeta Omega Pharmacy Fraternity and a former member of Temple Torat Yisrael. Devoted father of Naomi Williams of Woodstock and Jordan Jaffe and his wife Debbi of Barrington, RI. Dear brother of Jason Jaffe of West Hartford and Martin Jaffe and his wife Diane of Ryebrook, NY. Cherished uncle of Rachel Graves and her husband Jeremy of Grafton, MA. Adored grandfather of A.J. Williams, Jacob and Alan Jaffe and Alison and Jackson Graves. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston, RI. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Day Kimball Hospital, Cancer Unit, 320 Pomfret St., Putnam, CT 06260 or Miriam Hospital, Cancer Unit, 164 Summit Ave., Providence, RI 02906. The family requests a visitation at his late residence on Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.


  1. Shaina
    Apr 8, 2015

    I am so sorry for the family’s loss of this gentle and kind man. I cherished the years I was blessed to have known “Uncle Bob”. I am sending healing thoughts your way during this difficult time.

  2. Our thoughts and very deepest sympathy are with you at this
    Difficult time. may you find comfort in the memories of your
    Dear Bob.

  3. Michael Feldman
    Apr 8, 2015

    Very sorry about your loss, Bob was a great guy,
    and like my own father,, a beloved community pharmacist.


  4. Herbert and Dianne Hawes
    Apr 8, 2015

    Priscilla, Naomi and Jordan.
    Dianne and I are heartbroken with the loss of a good friend and mentor. Your family has been a part of our family for many years and we will sadly miss his wit and wonderful persona. His impact on those who’s lives he touched is larger than life.
    On that note our family can only offer our deepest sympathy and warm wishes. Memories live on forever.
    Dianne and Herb Hawes and Family

  5. Rene Lantry-Muller
    Apr 8, 2015

    My deepest sympathies to the Jaffe family. I have nothing but fond memories of Bob from when I was a student working at Day Drug and appreciate everything he’s taught me. Take care.

  6. Hallie W Wilson
    Apr 9, 2015

    Priscilla, my deepest condolences to you and your family. You and Bob were instrumental to my happiness during my employment with Brooklyn Savings – I was truly blessed when Day Drugs opened “next door”, and you both will always have my gratitude. Bob was more than a pharmacist to the community, he was a gentle, thoughtful, and caring soul who befriended our lives.

  7. Bill Nulman
    Apr 10, 2015

    Dear Jaffe family,

    I offer my sympathy to all of you on your loss. I have wonderful memories from many years ago of going toGarden City Pharmacy every Sunday morning with my Dad. Please take care.

  8. Maribeth (Broccoli) D'Antuono
    Apr 10, 2015

    My sympathy goes out to all of you during this difficult time. I had the pleasure of working for Bob at Garden City Pharmacy. May your memories of a wonderful man comfort you. God Bless!

  9. Cheryl Waldman
    Apr 14, 2015

    Priscilla, Naomi, Jordan,

    I am so sorry to hear of the death of your husband and father. Our family has such fond memories of your whole family.

    Cheryl Waldman

  10. Claudia (Ricci) Pietros
    Apr 21, 2015

    Dear Priscilla,
    I just recently heard of Bob’s death, and wanted to let you know that my sister Regina and I, are so deeply sorry for your loss. I have so many wonderful memories of Bob, during the days of working at Garden City Pharmacy during my high school and college years. He was always so patient and kind to everyone, a wonderful man of integrity and honor. I remember the birth of your children and how happy you both were! How the years have flown!
    Take care during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you!
    Love, Claudia

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