Irving Dember

DATELINE: Providence

Dember, Irving, 98, died Saturday, May 13, 2017 at home. He was a gentle and generous man, and he knew how to make everyone he met smile and feel good. He was the beloved husband of the late Blanche (Klitzner) Dember. They were married for 57 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Albert and Fany (Cohen) Dember, he was a lifelong Providence resident. He was the former owner of the Providence Badge Co. Irving was a WWII Army veteran, serving in India. He was a member of Temple Emanu-El and a member of the Masons & Shriners for 60 years. Devoted father of James Dember of Providence and the late Linda “Lynne” Dember. Dear brother of the late Jerry and Bernie Dember. Cherished uncle of Lynn, Dyan, Michael, Dayle, Alan, Mark, and Barry. Graveside services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. in LINCOLN PARK CEMETERY, 1469 Post Rd., Warwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Temple Emanu-El, 99 Taft Ave., Providence, RI 02906 or the Shriners Children’s Hospital, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114. Shiva will be private.


  1. Joan Scheer
    May 14, 2017

    Dear Jim
    I was sad to hear if your fathers passing. He had a long and wonderful life with a very kind and loving son. My thoughts are with you.
    With sympathy
    Joan Scheer.

  2. Ron DeFelice
    May 17, 2017

    Dear Jim,
    We were thinking of you since we got the news of your fathers passing. We are here for you anytime if you want to talk or go for a coffee. We respect your privacy. Just know that we are here to help you anytime we can. You and your father are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Ron DeFelice

    May 19, 2017

    Dear Jim,

    I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Just wanted to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    With sympathy,
    Billy Feldman

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