Mae Ruth Kahn

Kahn, Mae Ruth, 92, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016.  She was the loving wife of Melvin Kahn of Warwick for the past 70 years.  Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Esther (Kresman) Woolf.  She lived in Cranston for fifty years and then Warwick for the past three years.  Mae was a graduate of Hope High School.  Mae, with her husband Melvin, owned and operated two businesses, ACE Roofing & Sheet Metal Works and Mel’s Hardware, both in Providence, for many years.  Later she was office manager and bookkeeper at several companies in Providence.  Mae enjoyed traveling all around the world on a number of trips with Mel.  For many years in retirement, Mae and Mel enjoyed frequent summer days by the pool with family and friends at the Masonic Center in Buttonwoods.  Her favorite times were when she was surrounded by her loving family.  She was a long time member of the United Commercial Travelers with her husband, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Jewish War Veterans, and past member of Temple Torat Yisrael.  In addition to her husband Melvin, she is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald Kahn and his wife, Pamela, of Cranston and Larry Kahn and his wife, Ellen, of Cranston.  Her loving grandchildren are Amy Kahn, Joel Kahn and his wife, Carolyn, Seth Kahn and his wife, Dana, and Aaron Kahn and his wife, Rachel.  Her great grandchildren are Lily and Charlie Kahn.  She was predeceased by her brothers Herbert Woolf and Morris Woolf.  Graveside services will be held at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, RI on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to your favorite charity.  Shiva will be observed at the home of Ronald Kahn, 114 Garden Hills Dr., Cranston on Tuesday from 6:30-8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 2:30-4:30 p.m.


  1. Bernard and Iris
    May 16, 2016

    Sending our deepest condolences.

  2. Sheryl and William Barlow
    May 16, 2016

    My sincere condolences to you and your family. Auntie Mae was a special lady and we loved her. Our prayers are with you all.

  3. Jim Booth
    May 17, 2016

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Marie Melucci
    May 18, 2016

    Uncle Ron,

    My sincerest condolences to and your family during this difficult time of Mae’s passing. She was a wonderful, sweet, and treasurable person. She was always kind and approachable during family events in years past. Her memory will live on.

    May 19, 2016

    Ronnie, Larry, and Melvin, my sincerest condolences go out to and your family during this difficult time of Mae’s passing. She was a wonderful and sweet person. She was always kind during family events in years past. Her memory will live on.

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