Martin Uffer


Uffer, Martin, 88, died Friday, February 16, 2018 at home. He was the beloved husband of Adrienne (Backman) Uffer for 57 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Harry and Jenny (Goldstein) Uffer, he was a longtime resident of Cranston. He was the Controller at Elmwood Sensors for over 40 years, retiring in 2000.  Martin was a Navy veteran, serving during peacetime. He was a member of Touro Fraternal Association, Temple Beth-El, National Creditors Association, a volunteer for SCORE, and a longtime Junior Achievement advisor, earning the 50 year “Man of the Year” award. Devoted father of Michelle Snoeren and her husband, Pieter, of Jamestown, and Debra Gold and her husband, Dr. Steven, of Lexington, MA.  Dear brother of Alan Uffer of Boca Raton, FL.  Loving grandfather of Harris Sullivan, Sage Dauphinee, and Henry and Jennie Gold. Funeral services will be held MONDAY at 10:00 a.m. in Temple Beth-El, 70 Orchard Ave., Providence. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Temple Beth-El Library Fund, 70 Orchard Ave., Providence, RI 02906 or Beacon Hospice, 1 Catamore Blvd., East Providence, RI 02914.  Shiva will be observed at his late residence Tuesday and Wednesday 3-7 p.m.


  1. Alan Nathan
    Feb 18, 2018

    So sorry to hear about Marty. He will be missed at our yearly Elmwood lunches. I remember Marty from even before Elmwood as he worked at the Gob Shop Central business. My Father always appreciated his contribution at the Gob Shops and then Elmwood. So sorry to hear the news. Alan Nathan ps Adrienne, please send your contact info. We are in Florida until Feb 28.

  2. bowderThomas H.
    Feb 18, 2018

    I worked with Marty at Elmwood Sensors for many years. We use to meet at the ROMEO Lunches for the last decade. He was one of the best people I know. Always had a smile and a story to tell. He helped so many people throughout his life, especially giving guidance and support to younger groups. We all will miss him very much. I wish yhe best for his family in the future.

  3. Dick Carlson
    Feb 18, 2018

    Marty was one of the first people I met when I joined Elmwood Sensors in early 1976. Quick with a smile, a warm greeting and an offer to help in any way he could. That was Marty. Someone I will never forget as the friendly face even when things occasionally got difficult. Marty could take the edge off of any situation with a funny anecdote, a bit of sage advice or a bit of local knowledge or history. We all could learn from his calming approach and he will be truly missed by us all.
    Please accept my deepest sympathy for the family and my personal feeling of loss with his passing.

  4. Linda Ludgren
    Feb 19, 2018

    Marty was my “go-to” person. Always ready to help anyone in need at Elmwood and a great addition to our lunch time crew. My condolences to Adrienne and family.

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