Farrel A. Jaffa


Jaffa, Farrel A., 81, died Monday, September 16, 2019 at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Providence, son of the late Donald and Jean (Moverman) Jaffa, he was a longtime resident of Cranston. After decades running his own dealership, Prime Auto, Farrel was a salesman for Courtesy Kia Mitsubishi for 21 years. Farrel was a Marine veteran, serving stateside. He attended URI and was a traveling soccer coach for Cranston East, where he cherished coaching his own son. Farrel served as a beloved mentor to many of the young men he coached as well as countless up and coming salespeople.

Devoted father of Raquel Jaffa Kumes and her husband, Thomas, of Cranston and the late Sloan Miles Jaffa. Dear brother of Lesley Nan Haberman and her husband, Robert, of New York City, NY. Loving grandfather of Tatum and Dylan. Adored uncle of Harley and Ally, and great uncle of Charlotte and Jack.  Cherished cousin and best friend of Howard Brynes.

Funeral services will be held WEDNESDAY at 11:30 a.m.in the Priest Chapel in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Cranston Animal Shelter, 920 Phenix Ave., Cranston, RI 02921, and the Dialysis Center of Providence, 9 Plenty Street Providence, RI 02907.  Shiva will be private.


  1. Arline (Kushel) Cusick
    Sep 18, 2019

    With great sadness and a heavy heart on this day Sept. 16 I was notified that a very dear old friend Farrel Jaffa had passed away today, his daughter Raquel stated he had taken his last breath at 1:30pm. Even though we hadn’t kept in touch I never forgot my friendship with Farrel. His daughter Raquel & I had become good friends this past few years and I have to say what an amazing daughter she was to her Dad, looking after & taking care of him even with her own family at home. Hopefully he is with his son Sloan who passed away April of 2018 in a motorcycle accident. RIP Farrel. My deepest Sympathy to you Raquel, your family and to Tatum & Dylan who have lossed their wonderful & loving Zaida….Arline (Kushel) Cusick

  2. Bob McCauley
    Sep 18, 2019

    To all the family of Farrel’s , I am sorry to read about his passing
    today. We grew up in Washington Park together in the early 50′s
    He was a good friend and fun guy to hang out with, also not to forget his athletic abilities as a wrestler at Hope high school.
    I hope you rest in peace my friend.

    Bob McCauley

  3. Pam Bruno
    Sep 18, 2019

    Please accept my most sincere condolences on the loss of your father. I’ve known Farrel since the 1980’s through the automotive industry & we had many wonderful talks throughout the years. He was a true gentleman & very thoughtful & kind.
    Through this obituary I also learned that you lost Sloan due to a tragic accident this year. I was deeply saddened to hear of both of their passing today. May they rest in peace.

  4. Marc and Lori Weinberg
    Sep 21, 2019

    My deepest sympathy goes to the wonderful family of Farrel who will truly be missed. I have had the pleasure of knowing Farrel since 1960ish. Farrel cared most about his lovely daughter, Raquel, late son Sloan, who tragically passed in an accident recently, and his entire families. He loved his special father Donald, who could never stop boasting of his love for his son and grandchildren, as well as friends. He was more interested in giving to others than in taking for himself. His loyalty, love, dedication and compassion was endless as he was an exceptional human being. He was humble and caring. He made the world better. My knowing and interactions with him, as well as his late son and special daughter, Raquel, was an honor and privilege for my wife Lori and I. May he be with Sloan, Rest In Peace and be in a better place with the many people he loved and admired. He so deserves this!

    I thank Farrel for the honor and privilege of his friendship and providing his medical care many years ago to he and his Father.

    Marc and Lori

  5. Barbara Sweetman
    Apr 22, 2020

    We were so sad to just learn the news of Farrel’s passing. He was a warm and wonderful man and was like a grandfather to our son. He sold us a few cars over the years and whenever we stopped by for a chat he’d always let our son sit at his desk and use his adding machine and pretend he was on the phone. Farrel always kept the school photo each year in his briefcase and would show it off each time we visited.

    He left a lasting impression on many and we are all grateful to have known him.

    Condolences to all.

  6. Lesley Haberman
    Aug 24, 2021

    My brother….
    Tonight is your yartzeit.
    Your name will be read in the chapel…virtual.
    Someday I will explain all about these times to you..,
    Miss you more than yesterday but less than tomorrow…
    May you Rest In Peace knowing how strong a legacy you have left…
    Your loving sister….

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