Robert L. Erenkrantz


Erenkrantz, Robert L., 90, died Monday, August 4, 2014 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Lorraine (Benevides) Erenkrantz of Warwick.  They were married for 44 years.  Born in Providence, a son of the late Louis and Sarah (Matz) Erenkrantz, he was a lifelong Warwick resident.  He was a clothing salesman for 40 years, working in several locations, retiring in 1986.  Robert graduated Central High School in 1942.  He was a member of Touro Fraternal Association and the Providence YMCA.  He enjoyed weight lifting, bodybuilding, ballroom dancing, and watching the stock market program.  He loved the Patriots and Red Sox. Dear brother of the late Arnold Wayne.  Cherished uncle of several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held WEDNESDAY at 1:30 p.m. in the PRIEST CHAPEL in LINCOLN PARK CEMETERY, 1469 Post Rd., Warwick.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.  Shiva will be private.


  1. The Brothers & Sisters of Local 310 BUW Council
    Aug 5, 2014

    Lorraine -

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories bring you comfort.

  2. Lewis and Lewis Pucci
    Aug 5, 2014

    Dear Lorraine,

    Jan and I want to express our condolences on the passing of Bob. Our memories go back to our Monday night dances at the YMCA. May he RIP.

  3. Robin(Badessa)Gatta
    Aug 5, 2014

    Dear Lorraine, So sorry to see the loss of Bob, he lived a long life
    he was blessed, I worked with Bob in the Men’s Dept. @ Kennedy’s Clothing at the Warwick Mall he was a wonderful man, my prays are with you.

  4. Kim (Lee)
    Aug 5, 2014

    Lorraine, I was so sorry to read about Bob’s passing. I loved hearing your stories about the two of you. It was always a pleasure when you both came in the Islander. I am glad we were able to reconnect at Longhorn. Please accept my family and my deepest condolences. If there is any thing you need, please do not hesitate to ask. I hope all your happy memories will help you through these sad and difficult times.

  5. Alston
    Aug 5, 2014

    May God be with your family during this difficult time. The loss of a loved one is very devastating. It is comforting to know that God understands your grief and more than that, He longs to use His almighty powers to do something about it. At Job 14:14 and 15 and Psalm 37:11, 29, we are told that God will restore life to the dead in peaceful and happy conditions on the earth. Until this promise from God, who cannot tell lies(Numbers 23:19) is fulfilled, may He grant you peace and hope now and in the coming days.

  6. Corinne Lupoli Joyce
    Aug 6, 2014

    Dear Lorraine,
    My thoughts are with you. Your devotion to and care of your husband was a thing of beauty.

    Corinne Lupoli Joyce
    Aug.5, 2014

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