Rudy B. Drolet

DATELINE: CRANSTON Drolet, Rudy B., 70, died Sunday, May 26, 2019 at home. He was the devoted husband of Vivian (Foster) Drolet for 38 years. Loving father and beloved zaidie. There will be a private family service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, RI Hospital Foundation, PO Box H, Providence, RI 02903 or the food bank of your choice. Shiva will be observed at his late residence on Tuesday from 1-4 p.m.

Roberta S. Zucker

Roberta Swire Zucker, 87, beloved wife of Martin Zucker, mother to Jane, Michael, Miriam, and Daniel Zucker, and grandmother to Lily Zucker, died Monday, May 20, 2019 in Providence, RI after a long illness. Roberta was the only child of late Isadore and Sylvia Swire, and grew up in Flushing and Canarsie, NY, spending summers traveling and camping on Lake George in NY with her parents. Roberta graduated from Syracuse University before earning degrees in fine arts and art history from University of New Mexico and University of Wisconsin Madison, and a degree in education from Columbia University Teachers College. Certified as a teacher, Roberta taught art in public schools before marrying Martin in 1958 and settling in eastern Long Island to start a family. Roberta...

Alan A. Perry

DATELINE: DELRAY BEACH, FL Perry, Alan A., 83, died Thursday, May 16, 2019 at ManorCare Health. He was the beloved husband of Marcia (Dworkin) Perry for 61 years. Alan was born in Providence, a son of the late Joseph and Rose (Gabar) Perry. He was a mechanical engineer, physical plant director at Rhode Island College, and retired from Swarovski, Mfg., where he was plant engineer.  Alan was also an owner of, and the contractor for A&M Enterprises, Ltd. He was a graduate of Hope High School and the University of RI School of Engineering.  Alan was a member of Touro Fraternal Association.  He was an active volunteer with the American Parkinson Disease Association in RI.  He was on the board at The Pines of DelRay North, and designed/supervised clubhouse...

Arlene Pollock

DATELINE: WARWICK Pollock, Arlene, 85, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Harvey Pollock. Born in New York City, NY, a daughter of the late Louis and Katherine (Applebaum) Gumbiner, she was a longtime resident of Warwick.  She worked for Plan International. Devoted mother of Jodi Moore and her husband, Wayne, of Warwick, Eric Pollock and his wife, Mi Sun, of Ningbo, China, and Lee Pollock of Providence.  Dear sister of the late Jane Silverman. Loving grandmother of Adam and Kayla. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

Ruth Davis Gershman

DATELINE: WARWICK Gershman, Ruth Davis “Mema,” having lived a full life, faded away at the age of 105 years on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Gershman.  Born in Providence, a daughter Nathan and Rebecca (Goldsmith) Davis, she was a resident of Warwick for over 40 years, previously living in Providence. She was a clerk for RI Family Court for 13 years, retiring in 1979. She was a member of Temple Emanu-El, Hadassah, Miriam Hospital Woman’s Auxilury, Eastern Star, and the former JHA Women’s Association.  Ruth graduated Hope High School, class of ’31. She was the devoted mother of Judith Goodman and her husband, Norman, of Warwick and Pamela Cohen and her husband, Joel, of Warwick.  Dear...