Jerome B. Spunt


Spunt, Jerome B., 88, died April 30, 2017 at RI Hospital. Born in Providence, a son of the late David and Reva (Riscin) Spunt, he was a lifelong resident of Rhode Island. He was an attorney for many years. Jerome was a Navy veteran. He was a member of Temple Emanu-El, and active at JCC.  Jerome also sat on the Board of Directors at the Providence Center.  He was a kind man, who was always willing to act as a host to visitors and give to others, even when he had little himself. Dear brother of Barbara Bernstein of East Providence. Loving uncle to two nieces, one nephew, one great-niece and three great-nephews. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to charity of your choice. Shiva will be private.


    May 9, 2017

    Jerry was a brilliant debater, student and lawyer — from Hope High School to Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He also
    was an accomplished pianist, always respectful and appreciative of famous and other talented musicians. Above all, he treasured his family and devoted himself to caring for them and took pride in their accomplishments.
    Jerry also took pride in his community

  2. Mel Zurier
    May 9, 2017

    Jerry was a brilliant student and debater – a graduate of Hope High School, Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He was also a talented pianist -always respectful and appreciative of fine music and artists.he also served the community as President of the Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association whose activities he loyally attended for many years. Above all, he was a loving caretaker,as a son, brother, uncle and granduncle to his nephew,nieces and grand nieces and nephews in whom he took great pride. He will be missed as a friend.

  3. Geraldine Foster
    May 9, 2017

    Jerry was a thoughtful, kind ‘mensch’.He never wanted to impose on others but was always willing to help, to share. In all things he paid meticulous attention to detail and always strived to do his best. He questioned and considered anwers carefully.
    Jerry was a talented pianist. I remember recitals sponsored by our mutual piano teacher and my wonder at his accoplishment.
    His memories of people and events were a treasure that will be sorely missed.

  4. Robert Thaler
    May 9, 2017

    I feel very privileged and fortunate to have known Jerry Spunt for the past 35 years and to have been his friend. He had a perceptively brilliant mind, a subtle, poignant wit, and very high ethical standards. He helped and represented people who others would not out of a sense of decency and compassion. He was very humble for a man of his talents. He taught me a lot. I will miss him deeply.

    Bob Thaler

  5. Barbara Schwartz
    May 15, 2017

    He was an old friend from many years back.He was a upstanding gentlemen.
    Barbara Amber Schwartz

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