Robert “Bob” Schleifer


Schleifer, Robert “Bob,” 82, died Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. He was the beloved husband of Linda (Abrams) Schleifer for 55 years. Born in Yonkers, NY, a son of the late Irving and Ruth (Katz) Schleifer, he was a longtime resident of West Warwick. He was a graphic artist for Artmold Products for 37 years, retiring in 2006. After retirement, he opened Novel Tees Screen Printing and Embroidery shop. Bob was an Army veteran and played for the Army Baseball and Football teams during his service. He was a graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. Bob was a member of the Knights of Pythias.  He was known for his athletic ability and playing a variety of sports, especially basketball. Devoted father of Steven Schleifer of West Warwick and Elissa O’Brien and her husband, Ken, of Coventry. Dear brother of Richard Schleifer of Somers, NY and Alan Schleifer and his wife, Joan, of Irvington, NY. Loving grandfather of Kamron, Sydni and Konor O’Brien.  Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.  Shiva will be observed at the O’Brien household, 5 Weymouth Lane, Coventry on Tuesday 4-7 and Wednesday and Thursday 3-7 p.m.


  1. Daphne TenEyck
    Jul 16, 2018

    Dear Elissa, please accept my sincere sympathies. May your father’s memory bring you comfort and peace. Daphne

  2. Kathy Lynch
    Jul 17, 2018

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss – our thoughts are with all of you today Linda and Elissa and Steven and Family e

  3. Steve O’Brien
    Jul 18, 2018

    Dear Linda,Steven,Elissa,Ken & Family,
    We send our sympathy, love and prayers
    to all Bob’s family. Bob was a smart, loving
    and strong man. We have such fond memories
    of a great man. XO Uncle Steve,Auntie Lisa & Carla

  4. Yes
    Jul 18, 2018

    Elissa, I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Karen Dodd

  5. Beth
    Jul 20, 2018

    Mrs. Schleifer, Steven, Elissa and family,
    I have been praying for comfort for your family during this time. I have great memories from your welcoming home. Hold on to your dear memories they become more and more precious!
    May God grant you peace and comfort

  6. Lee
    Jul 25, 2018

    Bob was an uncle to me even though we weren’t blood related. He helped me find my passion in the Art Field. I had known him all my life. He lived life to the fullest. My deepest condolences to Elissa and family, Steve and Linda.

    He is playing one on one with my pops up in heaven.

    Love Lee

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