Robert A. Kotlen


Kotlen, Robert A., 88, died Tuesday, August 18, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Betty (Basok) Kotlen of Cranston. They were married for 35 years.  Born in Providence, a son of the late Harry and Pauline (Abrams) Kotlen, he had lived in Cranston for 17 years, previously living in Providence. He was the owner of the former Standard Jewelry in Providence, retiring 30 years ago. Robert was a WW-II Navy veteran. He was a member of Temple Beth-El, a 32nd degree mason, and a graduate of Brown University, class of ’49, earning membership in ΦBK. Devoted father of Lisa Kotlen of Bristol, Lori Stark (Drew) of Eilat, Israel, Richard Kotlen of Middletown, and step-son David Basok (Corinne) of Huntington Beach, CA. Loving grandfather of 6. Cherished great-grandfather of 3. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the RI Jewish Historical Association, 130 Sessions St., Providence, RI 02906 or your favorite charity. Shiva will be observed at 40 Sachem Dr., #305, Cranston on Friday 2-4, Saturday 7-9, and Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.


  1. Mr. & Mrs Patrick McAuliffe
    Aug 20, 2015

    We are sorry for your loss.

  2. Lenore - Joel Cerel
    Aug 21, 2015

    dear Bette -Our deepest most heartfelt sympathy to you and your saddened family. Lenore-Joel

  3. Stanley & Laura Jaffe
    Aug 22, 2015

    Sorry we could not be with you at this time. Our deepest sympathy to the family.
    Laura and Stan

  4. Shawna Campion
    Aug 27, 2015

    Dear Lisa & Family ~ I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. My sincere heartfelt sympathies to all of you, I will keep you in my prayers. Shawna

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