Raymond Wasser


Wasser, Raymond, 94, died Friday, December 22, 2017 at RI Veteran’s Home, Bristol. He was the beloved husband of Shirley (Epstein) Wasser for 71 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Solomon and Buzia (Kipnis) Wasser, he had lived in West Warwick for 4 years, previously living in Cranston for 61 years. He was the owner of the Royal Crown “RC” Cola franchise in Warwick. Raymond was a WWII Army veteran, serving in China, India and Africa. He was a graduate of Bryant College with a Business Degree.  Raymond was a member of Touro Fraternal Association.  He was an avid bowler and Ping Pong Champion at the JCC.  Raymond was also a devoted Cubs fan since October 1, 1932. Devoted father of Howard Wasser and his wife, Harriet, of West Warwick, Helene Pell and her husband, John, of Ashland, MA, Sandra Wallis and her husband, Richard, of Holyoke, MA, and Julie Parker of Bellingham, MA. Dear brother of the late Edward and Jacob Wasser and Celia Schleiffer. Loving grandfather of Jessica Wasser, Melissa Morgan and Michael Pell. Cherished great grandfather of Ariella Morgan and Victoria and Maya Pell. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to your favorite charity.  Shiva will be private.


  1. Jean & Steve Cohen
    Dec 24, 2017

    Dear Howie and Family,

    So sad to hear of your Dad’s passing – always the nicest memories of time spent with him and your Mom. Wish we could be there for you as you have always been there for our family during our times of grief. Fond regards to all, Jean & Steve

  2. David Cooke
    Dec 24, 2017

    I will always be remember Ray as a true friend, who provided me an opportunity working in the beverage industry starting with my employment at Deep Rock, and Rhode Island Beverage where we shared the same office for 3 years.
    I remember Ray would share stories from his bowling nights, and that he was a big Cubs fan!
    Ray will truly be remembered, and missed by all his friends.
    My thoughts and prayers for Ray and his family.
    David Cooke.

  3. Russell Selvitella
    Dec 25, 2017

    Mrs. Wasser, Julie, Sandra, Helene, and Howard, I am so sorry for your loss. May u cherish the memory you have. Russ

  4. Bruce Wasser
    Dec 26, 2017

    Aunt Shirley, Howie, Helene, Sandy & Julie,

    Paula and I are very sorry for your loss. It is my loss too. Every time I heard Uncle Ray laugh it made me feel good. I still buy RC Cola when I see it in the stores. Lots of good memories to hang on to. I remember when Ray took us to a buffet at Shea Stadium and a baseball game ‘broke’ out. We laughed all the way home because it turned out the food wasn’t meant for us.
    The brothers at Touro will miss him.
    Bruce Wasser

  5. Stephen Parker
    Dec 3, 2019

    So sorry to hear of this; Mr Wasser was a good man, sweet, and funny. Certainly glad he got to see his beloved cubbies win the world series before he passed; while this may not numb the news of his departing, I thought of him when they won the world series, and smiled on his behalf. Very good man, sorry to his family for the loss.

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