Donald R. Wexler


Wexler, Donald R., 91, died Thursday November 21, 2019 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, Rhode Island. He was the beloved husband of the late Eileen (Koch) Wexler. Born in New York City, NY, he was a son of the late Nathan and Gertrude (Berger) Wexler. Donald lived in Warwick at Tamarisk Assisted Living for two years, previously living in West Warwick and Cranston, relocating from New York in 1966. Donald was a Conflict Veteran, serving in Korea. Following his return from the Army, Donald was a salesman and estimator in the photo engraving and lithographing business until retiring in 2003. He was an active member of Temple Sinai since 1966, where he served as a member and past president of its Brotherhood, member of the Ritual committee, and prepared the Saturday morning Minyan breakfast along with his dear friend Stanley Horovitz for over 50 years, for which he was honored in April 2016. Donald was an avid fan of the New York Mets and New York Giants and loved nothing more than spending time with his family.

Devoted father of Susan Rodrigues (Michael) of Cranston and Fort Lauderdale and Linda Goldberg of West Warwick. Dear brother of Jerome “Jerry” Wexler (Sonia) of Boynton Beach, FL. Loving grandfather of Jay Rodrigues (Annette), Eli Rodrigues, Zachary Goldberg and Eric Goldberg.

Funeral services will be held Monday November 25th at 11:00 am in Shalom Memorial Chapel, 1100 New London Avenue, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Tamarisk Assisted Living, 3 Shalom Drive, Warwick, RI 02886, The Horovitz/Wexler Minyan Breakfast Fund at Temple Sinai, 30 Hagen Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920, or Temple Emanu-El, 99 Taft Avenue, Providence, RI, 02906. Shiva will be observed at Tamarisk on Monday, November 25th, from 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:30-9:00 pm, with Minyan at 6:30 pm. On Tuesday, November 26th, Shiva will be observed at the home of Susan and Michael Rodrigues, 75 Crest Drive, Cranston from 2:00-4:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm, Minyan at 7:00 pm.


  1. Saul Fern
    Nov 23, 2019

    I was fortunate to know Don as a supplier in my days in the advertising profession BUT I knew him too as a member of Temple Sinai and all the effort and hard work he delivered to the Temple family. His wife was a gem and I always enjoyed talking with both of them at Temple services and events.
    Sincere condolences to his daughters, and other family members.

    Rest in Peace, Don

  2. Ellen Gourse
    Nov 23, 2019

    To The Wexler

    I am sorry for your loss. As a member of the Saturday morning minyan breakfast I am going to miss the banter between Stanley and Don. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Beverly Paris
    Nov 24, 2019

    Dear Susan and Linda and families,
    My deepest Sympathy to The Wexler family on the loss of our dear
    friend Don. and father. His smiles will be missed. He was a
    good example of a great family man and friend.
    It was a pleasure to have him as a friend over 50 years.
    Bev Paris and Mann Family.

  4. Billy Feldman
    Nov 25, 2019

    Dear Susan, Linda and Families,

    I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your father.
    My sincere condolences go out to you.

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