Stanley A. Roberts


Roberts, Stanley A., 70, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Deborah (Kahn) Roberts for 45 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Harold and Frimette (Silverman) Roberts, he had lived in Warwick for 41 years, previously living in Providence. He was owner of S. Roberts Specialty Company for 30 years. Stan was a graduate of Pawtucket West High School, Class of 1965 and a member of its reunion committee. He was a member of Touro Fraternal Association. Stan volunteered as a mentor at SCORE and for Meals on Wheels. He was an active member of Temple Sinai. Devoted father of Rachael Kaplan and her husband, Ben, of Cranston and David Roberts and his wife, Molly Bremen, of Urbandale, IA. Dear brother of Francey Nathan of Warwick, Linda Forman of Lenox, MA, and the late Michael Roberts. Devoted Poppy to Madelyn and Henry. Cherished son-in-law of Leona Spilka of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Adored owner of his beloved dog, Abbey. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Temple Sinai, 30 Hagen Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave., Norwood, MA 02062, or the Michael S. Roberts Fund, c/o Temple Beth-El, 70 Orchard Ave., Providence, RI 02906. Shiva will be observed at 10 Village Court, Cranston, Sunday 7-9, Monday and Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.


  1. Donna Polofsky
    Jan 21, 2017

    Dear Rachel and Family, My heart is sorrowful for your loss.

  2. Rachel McNally
    Jan 21, 2017

    Rachael and Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    • Debbie Roberts
      Jan 29, 2017

      Thank you!

  3. Debbie&Family,
    We are so sad to hear of Stan’s passing. He was a wonderful man and will be missed. Wish we could be with you to give you our personal condolences but we are in Florida until April. May your memories bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. We send our love, thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  4. Ellen & Ron Reuter
    Jan 21, 2017

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Ellen & Ron Reuter

  5. Albert Aunchman
    Jan 21, 2017

    Sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you and your family.

    Al and Jane Aunchman

  6. Marcia Stone
    Jan 22, 2017

    To Debbie and family….was so sorry to hear about Stan…..sending our thoughts and love to you
    ……….Marcia Stone and Don Myers

  7. esta/paul avedisian
    Jan 22, 2017

    Dear Debbie, Rachel, Michael and family, my heart is so heavy with the loss of your loved one. Stan truly loved his family.
    As a friend, one couldn’t ask for a nicer person. His outlook on life and his sense of humor will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
    Sorry for your loss.

  8. Bob Fanella
    Jan 24, 2017

    So sorry to hear of your loss

  9. Linda Gershon
    Jan 24, 2017

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know he will be missed very much by your entire family.

  10. Margie(Kessler) Busby
    Jan 25, 2017

    To Debbie and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Stan was a wonderful guy and will be missed by so many people. I will especially miss his funny jokes. RIP Stanley

  11. Francine Fink Denerstein
    Jan 31, 2017

    Dear Debbie & Family – Our deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss. May the loving memories of Stan surround you and your family with love.

    Love, Fran & Richard Denerstein

  12. Kay Roos Baldwin
    Jan 2, 2018

    Dear Debbie,
    I don’t know if you remember me, your roommate from URI but I was thinking about you and found this obituary for Stan. I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of both of you from many years ago.
    Kay Roos Baldwin

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