Sloan Myles Jaffa


Jaffa, Sloan Myles, 44, died Friday 20 April at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Providence, a son of Farrel Jaffa and Linda Diacumski, he was a lifelong resident of Cranston. He worked as an automotive sales manager for 15 years, most recently at Speedcraft Acura in Warwick. Sloan was a graduate of Cranston East High School, Class of ’91, where he was a soccer star. Devoted brother of Raquel Jaffa-Kumes and her husband Thomas, of Cranston. Loving uncle of Tatum and Dylan Kumes. Cherished nephew of Robert and Lesley Haberman of New York. Dear cousin of Keith, Howard, Harley, Ally, Jack and Charlotte. Funeral Services will be held Sunday 22 April in the Priest Chapel in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick. Sloan rescued dogs and had an affinity for all animals. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cranston Animal Shelter, 920 Phenix Avenue. Shiva will be private.


  1. Arline (Kushel) Cusick
    Apr 22, 2018

    Farrell, Raquel and Family,
    My deepest sympathy on your loss. I did not know Sloan but I could see how much he was loved by all, he was a loving & humble person. He will be missed and will always be in your heart. He will send you signs that he is okay. No more pain or suffering.

    • Lesley Nan Haberman
      Aug 8, 2018

      Words escape me.
      So many years; so many memories.
      Your expression of love means a great deal to all of us.

  2. Allaine Cerwonka
    Apr 22, 2018

    I send my deep condolences for your loss of a beloved brother and son. My heart is heavy for you. Your community (which spans lots of miles & years) are here to support you and help you bear the unimaginable. Sloan was a fortunate man to be loved so deeply by so many people. Love, Allaine

  3. Alice LePage
    Apr 23, 2018

    I was fortunate to have worked with Sloan at BMW of Newport. He could light up a room simply by walking in! His dry humor, big heart and love for animals were just a few of his many wonderful qualities. It was an honor and pleasure to be called his friend. Heaven gained a very special Angel. Till we meet again…..

  4. Ed & Jackie Amerman
    Apr 23, 2018

    Raquel, Thom, Tatum, Dylan and family,

    We are terribly sorry for your loss. Loss is never easy, however, the loss of someone so young can be the most difficult to endure. It is hard to try and find the most comforting words at times likes this. We are thinking of you and send our love and prayers! Deepest sympathy. Love, Ed, Jackie, Zoe & Devin

  5. Dorothy Tardif
    Apr 27, 2018

    I don’t know if anyone could ever find the “right” words to say… “I’m sorry for your loss”. But I’ll try! Life is such a special gift, and we must cherish it everyday. I believe Sloan did just that. What a wonderful person. He has left the world in a better place, he has touched so many hearts. What an extraordinary man. I wish I could of known him better. I met him only on two occasions and he so impressed me. When all is said and done…. we are the lucky and fortunate ones to of had him in our lives.
    Please find a special corner in your heart for him and his family.

  6. Beverly (Lawton) King
    Jul 6, 2018

    Dear Farrell and family,
    Just learned of your loss. My deepest sympathy to you all. Although I did not know Sloan, I’ve known Farrell since junior high school. Sloan must have been an awesome person. I am so terribly sorry for your loss.

  7. Lesley Haberman
    Apr 21, 2020

    My son’s child; my nephew.
    We continue to mourn you.
    Cannot believe it was two years ago Easter
    that you had a devastating accident. An accident that
    rendered you in a coma for nearly three weeks…
    you were surrounded by your loving family and so many friends.
    You were never left alone.
    Our love for you is forever…..
    We think of you this week and every day of our lives.
    Your memory will live on through those you left behind…
    May you Rest In Peace knowing how many people loved you and continue to speak your name.
    Auntie Lesley

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