Ernest B. Schleifer

DATELINE: Cranston

Schleifer, Ernest B., died Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. He was the beloved husband of Estelle (Chorney) Schleifer. They were married for 51 years. Born in Providence, the son of the late William and Estelle (Perlow) Schleifer, he had lived in Cranston for 37 years, previously living in Providence. He was a certified gemologist who worked in the jewelry business for over 40 years, retiring in 2016. Ernest was a member of Temple Emanu-El, Touro Fraternal Association, and the Redwood Lodge of the Masons. Devoted father of Beverly Goncalves and her husband, Carlos, and Joseph Schleifer, all of Cranston. Dear brother of Barbara Saltman of Trumbull, CT. Loving grandfather of Lyle, Arthur, Samantha, and Max. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in TEMPLE EMANU-EL, 99 Taft Ave., Providence. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Chabad Chai Center of West Bay, 3871 Post Rd., Warwick, RI 02886. Shiva will be observed at his late residence Tuesday 7-9, Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.


  1. Lenore & Joel Cerel
    Apr 3, 2017

    To the Schleifer Family- our deepest most heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Ernie- he was a great guy ! Lenore joel

  2. Antonio Barros
    Apr 3, 2017

    Please accept our sincere sympathies.

  3. esta/paul avedisian
    Apr 3, 2017

    Sorry for your loss. He always had a joke and will be missed by many.

  4. Vicki Cohen
    Apr 5, 2017

    Sincere symphony for your loss.

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