Paul E. Samdperil


Samdperil, Paul E., died Saturday, December 1, 2018 at home. Born and raised in Providence, the son of the late Albert and Edwyna (Cohen) Samdperil. He was a longtime resident of Cranston. Paul was the former owner of Signature Builders, and a graduate of Providence Country Day and Boston University. He leaves behind his beloved partner in life, Jacqueline Maxwell. Paul was the dear brother of Lynda Samdperil of Hopkinton, MA, and Fredda Korber and her husband, Michael, of Barrington, RI. Cherished uncle of Maurice Dressler and his wife, Abigail, and Allison Dressler Kramer and her husband, Glenn. Adored great-uncle of Charlotte and Theodore Dressler and Talia, Edward (deceased), Louisa and Rae Kramer. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 6 at 12:30pm at Shalom Memorial Chapel, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Shiva will be observed at 6 Karen Dr., Barrington, RI on Thursday from 7pm-9pm and Friday from 2pm-4pm.


  1. Vincent Ritter
    Dec 4, 2018

    Very sad to hear that Paul has gone before his time. He was my best friend but more like a Brother and i will greatly miss his presence in my life. He was always there if i needed a hand and willing to listen to anything i had to say.
    I will miss our rides to the beach and our lunches during the week. It will be hard to not be able to call him anymore just to say hello and find out what’s up. And i will miss getting texts and news feeds anytime he thought there was something i should know about going on somewhere in the world. A true friend through and through, i wish i could have seen him one last time.
    May he rest in peace for eternity.

  2. Audrie wasserman
    Dec 4, 2018

    I have many fond childhood memories of Paul, we grew up across the street from one another. He would ride his go cart up and down Sessions st and I would ride my mini bike. His smile beaming, lighting the way, shine on. My condolences go out to his family.

  3. Tony Minots
    Dec 4, 2018

    I will greatly miss Paul my condolences, he was a great friend to me.

  4. Michael Field
    Dec 5, 2018

    Lynda and Fredda
    I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories of Paul always be of comfort to you.

  5. Mike Valletta
    Dec 5, 2018

    I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of my great friend Paul.
    We shared many of the ups and downs of life throughout the years
    but we always came through it with a smile and a good laugh.
    Paul was the perfect friend, sharing his thoughts, giving advice and always their if you needed him.
    I will cherish the many years we spent watching, texting, cheering for the Patriots, this was Pauls true passion.
    Paul was very concerned about the world around us, Politics, the environment, we solved many of the world problems in a conversation or in a series of texts.
    I will miss, but not forget my brother and friend Paul
    may your spirit shine brightly
    God bless you

    Dec 5, 2018

    I want to espress my condolences to the Samdperil and Korber Families. We knew the Samdperils for many years when we lived near each other in Providence. Paul was a great person and a true gentleman in every sense of the word. May you only have good memories of him during this difficult time. Everett Levenson (Richard’s brother)

  7. Karen Liffmann
    Dec 5, 2018

    Saddened by this untimely loss of your brother, Fredda and Lynda.
    Paul and my younger brother Joel were classmates at The Providence Hebrew Day School. The student body was small and we all knew one another. Even in his adulthood I would picture Paul as the sweet, curly haired boy of our youth.

    May his memory be a blessing.

  8. Linda Gershon
    Dec 6, 2018

    I am so sorry for your loss. Very difficult I am sure.

  9. Evy Mittleman
    Dec 6, 2018

    Dear Lynda & Fredda,
    My sincere condolences on the loss of your brother Paul. May his memory be for a blessing.
    Evy Mittleman

  10. David basok
    Dec 7, 2018

    Paul was my brother from another mother.

    My mom and I moved back to RI when I was 7 and Paul became my first real friend. His dad took me under his wing and treated me like one of his own kids. Paul and I were on the same little league team that his dad sponsored. The Providence Yarns and I still have the hat. Paul and his dad took me everywhere. PC basketball games (those front row seats!), Red Sox Games, RI Reds, etc. My family growing up until my step dad got in the picture, was my mom, my grandfather and Paul and his dad.

    Our relationship continued on as brothers even though I moved to the west coast 34 years ago. Whenever I come back to RI to see my mom, Paul was the only other person I made sure to visit. Paul and I could go a long time without seeing each other, and when we did, it was like we saw each other yesterday. We could tell each other anything and call each other’s BS.

    I can remember like it was yesterday, he and I building forts in his back yard or riding his go cart In the Brown University stadium parking lot.

    His mind was always thinking of a better way to do anything. We each had shovel routes in the winter and my investment was Pam oil spray to keep the snow from sticking to the shovel. Not Paul, he took his earnings and bought a snow blower and made 10 times as much as me from that day on. I can remember sitting in his bedroom listening to music and KC and the Sunshine band came on the radio and it was the song “that’s the way I like it” and he said “on my gosh, are you kidding me, I can do better than that.” And he began to write songs.

    3 years ago when my step dad was suddenly terminally ill and in the ICU, I called Paul and he spent the next 2 days with my mom at the hospital until I could get back to Rhode Island. And then he still stayed with us and checked on us every day. I could not have asked for a better advocate at the hospital for my mom and step dad. We all know that Paul kept the Dr’s and nurses on their toes and made sure that they were attentive to my step-dad and my mom.

    2 weeks ago my mom needed some help as her home phones were not working. She called Paul and he dropped what he was doing and researched home phones, and went out and bought some and brought them over and got them installed. My mom was so happy and thankful for Paul. Paul was my brother from another mother.

    Whenever I needed an ear or advice, I called Paul. He always listened and was the only one that would tell me the truth, not what I wanted to hear. He pulled no punches and told it like it was. And it was right from the heart. Paul had the biggest heart of anyone I know and was always willing to help anyone any time, no matter what was going on in his life. He told me last week again for the millionth time that anytime my mom needs anything to make sure she calls him. I can’t believe how lucky I am to have had him in my life. There is a huge hole now in my life and my heart and it will never be filled.

    Paul was my true brother.

  11. Maria L Rivera Giraud (kiki)
    Dec 11, 2018

    Dear Paul’s friends and family

    I just received the news of our beloved friend Paul’s passing. My sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. As I process this sad news I am trying to find comfort on my memories of Paul as a great friend and always looking out for his close ones. It is with great sadness I write this .
    Paul was very generous and caring friend.
    Rest in eternal grace my friend. Thank you for all the great times. We shared many laughing moments.

    You are missed Paul.


  12. Jacqui Maxwell
    Dec 16, 2018

    In my deepest depth of sorrow for the loss of my dearest love, I am comforted by the outreach of so many of Paul’s family and friends. It is evident by the emptiness he has left in hearts of all that he was truly a giving and special man. I do not know how to even begin to live without him. So I thank all those who have been there to help Fredda, Lynda and I through this lowest of times. God bless you my love. I will cherish you forever.

  13. Nancy Olevson
    Jan 15, 2019

    We adored eachother since we were little kids and stayed lifelong close friends, I cant imagine you are gone, its so sad. May your memory be a blessing to everyone like it is to me. Rest in peace

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