Jane Potash

Potash, Jane, 89, died Friday, June 10, 2016 at Laurelmead, Providence.  She was the beloved wife of the late Charles Potash.  Born in Brooklyn, NY, a daughter of the late Irving and Lillian (Myerson) Pearlstone, she had lived in Providence since 2011, previously living in New York City, NY. Devoted mother of Arlene Lynn Gorban and her husband, Harry, of South Dartmouth, MA and Alan Robert Ptashek of Richmond, CA.  Dear sister of the late Herbert Pearlstone.  Loving grandmother of Katie and Eric and Step-grandmother of Jennifer and Aaron.  Cherished step-great grandmother of Jared, Sarah, and Lily. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to your favorite charity.  Funeral services will be held in New Jersey. Shiva will be observed at 22 Twin Ponds Drive, South Dartmouth, MA on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 and Friday from 2-4 p.m. A memorial gathering at Laurelmead is being planned by the family. Updates will be posted on this page.


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  1. Fran Hochbaum Henig
    Jun 21, 2016

    To: Arlene and Alan –

    Your parents were a fixture of my life growing up, and probably my parents’ best friends. (Certainly your father and mine had a wonderful friendship.) Your mother’s death is bringing back many, many warm memories, of our parents sitting on my parents’ front porch in Bayside on warm summer nights, eating cherries that they bought from Ralph, the green grocer, with your father providing commentary — to everybody’s delight — about the “goysishe eggs” served at the Roscoe diner that was a required stop on the trip to Binghamton, — or “the block” playing cards (“tinkle?”) or the men commuting into the City or going to temple together. Lots of wonderful memories.

    My condolences to you and your families. I hope you all are doing well.

    All the best,
    Fran (Hochbaum) Henig

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