David Zemel

DATELINE: CRANSTON

Zemel, David, 97, died Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Scandinavian Home. He was the beloved husband of the late Rifka (Zislis) Zemel. Born in Brichane, Romania, a son of the late Yisrael and Ruchel Zemel, he had lived in Cranston for 29 years, previously living in New York. David was a member of the former Congregation Shaare Zedek.

David moved to New York from Thernovtsy, Ukraine. David had a full life, and he was a decorated World War II veteran.

Devoted father of Raisa Shayevich and her husband, Ervin, of Cranston and the late Sonya Peker. Loving grandfather of Albina, Marina, Evelyn and Bella. Cherished great grandfather of Kiva, Dino and Armand.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Scandinavian Home, 1811 Broad St., Cranston, RI 02905.  Funeral services and Shiva will be private.

1 Comment

  1. Linda
    Jun 6, 2020

    David was a beautiful man and his friendship with my son was beautiful. He will miss him so much. Deepest sympathy

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