Jerry Einhorn


Einhorn, Jerry, 85, died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Doris (Krieger) Einhorn for 62 years. Born in New York City, NY, a son of the late Samuel and Pauline (Cook) Einhorn, he had lived in Warwick since 2016, previously living in Delray Beach, FL for 17 years. He was a Korean Conflict Army Veteran, serving in Korea.  Jerry was a product developer for Hasbro Industry for 26 years and Alcraft for 15 years, retiring in 1999. While at Hasbro, he was one of the original creators of the GI Joe action figure. Jerry was a graduate of Dewitt Clinton High School, Class of ’49.  He attended certifications from Bryant and Brown Universities.  Jerry was an avid sports fan. Devoted father of Debra Shapiro and her husband, Joseph, of West Warwick, Steven Einhorn and his partner, Cindy Bishop, of Warwick and Robert Einhorn of North Providence. Dear brother of the late Joseph and Abraham Einhorn. Loving grandfather of Kristen, Troy, Dale, Daniel and his fiancée, Rachel, and Jonathon and his wife, Meg. Cherished great grandfather of Jacob and Brayden. Graveside services will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. in RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 301 South County Trail, Exeter. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904. Shiva will be observed at 25 Meggan Court, West Warwick, Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.


    Jul 24, 2017


    I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. I know you were always close to him. May he now rest in peace and may you always remember him as the vibrant, loving dad he was.

  2. Kirk Bozigian
    Jul 24, 2017

    Jerry was a true gentleman and friend. He mentored me when I began my career at Hasbro. He always had a smile and kind advice. We worked many Toy Fairs together. My prayers are with him and all of you! God Bless!

  3. Gail
    Jul 24, 2017

    My condolences to you and your family Steve. Sending loving thoughts and prayers. Gail Farrow Lucci

  4. David Brown
    Jul 24, 2017

    Steve…you always mentioned all the good times with your dad. You were always so proud of him and all that he accomplished in life. He raised a fine boy. May you find comfort and peace in the days ahead.


  5. Christine Melucci
    Jul 24, 2017


    My deepest condolences and prayers on the loss of your father.

    May the pain of your sorrow soften, and you become comforted by the power of prayer. (Psalms 4:3)

    Christine Melucci

  6. Jane Fusco
    Jul 24, 2017

    A true gentleman and a member of the greatest generation who served his country, his family and his community with dedication, commitment and love. May God bless him and comfort his family with happy memories at this difficult time.

  7. Cynthia rogers
    Jul 24, 2017

    Dear Doris,
    My heartfelt condolences to you and your dear children. I always remember Jerry as a warm and friendly person with the greatest smile. May all your wonderful memories of your husband help you through this sad time.
    Take good care

  8. Diana Davis
    Jul 25, 2017

    Jerry brought adventure, fun, and joy to generations of children around the world.

    My condolences to those who knew and loved him best.

  9. Kim
    Jul 25, 2017

    He was a wonderful man in every way possible. A true gentleman and role model to all who knew him. Rest easy Poppy.

  10. Ron and SharonTardif
    Jul 25, 2017

    Ron and I are sending our sincere condolences to the Einhorn family. Jerry was an amazing person and we both learned so much from him during our years at Hasbro. My mom, Gert Gagnon, was a Hasbro employee but remembers Steve Einhorn, and said that he was so good to her and her co-workers at Hasbro. Thank you to the Einhorn family. May Jerry rest in peace.

  11. Joyce and Sanford Miller
    Jul 25, 2017

    So sorry to read of the passing of Jerry. My condolences to Doris and all the family.
    Joyce and Sanford

  12. Donna Gawlik
    Jul 25, 2017

    Steven, My deepest condolences to you and your family. So sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Donna Gawlik

  13. Sylvia Strauss
    Jul 25, 2017

    Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy…We will always remember the good days…With love from Syl, Debbie, David, Susis and Laurie…

  14. Sheila & Phil Figarsky
    Jul 25, 2017

    Doris, Our sincere condolences to you and your family

  15. Louise E Williams
    Jul 25, 2017

    Dear Doris
    I’m so sorry to hear of your husbands passing.
    My thought’s and prayer’s are with you and your family at this time.

    Louise (Filenes)

  16. Vanessa Apostolou
    Jul 25, 2017

    So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. As you may remember, I used to work with him at Alcraft. He was always so nice and easy to talk to. I’m sure he will be missed by many.
    My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  17. Robbie Babigian
    Jul 25, 2017

    Dear Doris, Debbie, Steve, Bobby & Family,

    Please accept our sincere condolences. May the wonderful memories you hold bring you comfort during the days ahead.

    The Babigian Family
    Rose, Steve, Kathy, Robbie & Family

  18. joe curtis
    Jul 25, 2017

    Jerry,i want to Thank You for Developing GI JOE,You made my
    Childhood great,RIP My Friend and Again THANK YOU From the Bottom of My Heart !!!!!!

  19. Randall & Donna Reed
    Jul 25, 2017

    Steve and family, Deepest condolenses, your in our prayers .

  20. Rosalind and Al Kurzer
    Jul 25, 2017

    Dear Doris, Debbie, Steve and Bobby,

    Thinking of you at this sad time. We remember all the fun we had with you and Jerry. . Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

  21. Laurie Strauss-Inman
    Jul 26, 2017

    Dear Doris, Debbie, Steve & Bobby,

    I’m so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. I have so many fond memories of “Uncle” Jerry from my childhood. His smile could truly light up a room. Please know that our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

  22. Arthur K Newman
    Jul 26, 2017

    Doris and family, our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. We go why back before Hasbro. You should know no more sorrows , Diane and Arthur Newman

  23. Patricia Orr
    Jul 26, 2017

    Doris ,
    I am sorry to read of your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family members. Sincerely, Pat Orr (Filenes)

  24. Gloria and Samuel Jarcho
    Jul 26, 2017

    Dear Doris and family. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Long time friend. May his memory be for a blessing.

    Gloria and Samuel Jarcho

  25. Janet Downing Taylor
    Jul 26, 2017

    Dear Doris – I was so sad to read of Jerry’s death. I will always remember his great smile and wonderful stories of the years we all were part of the development of G.I. Joe. My your wonderful memories of life with Jerry be with you always.
    Janet Downing Taylor

  26. Bill an Karen Wong
    Jul 26, 2017

    Steven and family-So sorry for your loss, so proud to hear he helped with GI Joe-prayers and thoughts with family

  27. Chris J
    Jul 27, 2017

    Dear Steve/Deb/Bobby/Doris. May you hold the memory of Jerry, Mr GI Joe, near and dear to your hearts forever. Our old neighborhood was full of genuinely good people- Jerry one of them. My condolences, Chris

  28. Sue Strauss Harlam
    Jul 27, 2017

    I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Jerry was so special to me! I loved being his “little buddy” when I was a little girl. He will always have a special place in my heart.

  29. Ellen Gourse
    Jul 30, 2017

    Debby and Joe

    I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  30. Robert H. Friel, Esq.
    Aug 12, 2017

    To Steve “Trapps” and Family, sincere condolences on your Dad’s passing.

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