Dr. Perry Garber


Garber, Perry M.D., passed away on January 23, 2018.  Husband of the late Sharon A. Garber for 51 years, Perry is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Adam Bozek of Rye, NY.  Perry was the father of the late Jolie Savdie and the brother of the late Dr. Martin Garber.  Also surviving Perry are cherished granddaughters Katherine and Abby Bozek of Rye, NY, sister-in-law Molly Garber of Cranston, brother-in-law Joel Licker of Cranston, son-in-law Marc Savdie of Miami, Florida, and dear nieces and nephews.  Perry was born on June 3, 1935 in Providence to the late Louis and Carrie Garber of Providence and was an extraordinary individual.  He put himself through Providence College and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, established his own medical practice in Cranston and trained himself to be a shrewd investor in the stock market.  Perry had a huge impact on his community.  He improved the lives of his many patients for over 50 years and was affiliated with the Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence.  Perry loved traveling throughout the world with Sharon, especially to exotic, off-the-beaten-path locations, and was conversant in over ten languages.  He loved meeting people from diverse cultures and was extraordinarily knowledgeable about world history.  His funeral will take place on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in the Priest Chapel at Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick, with burial immediately following.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Perry’s memory can be made to the RI Community Food Bank, www.rifoodbank.org, 200 Niantic Avenue, Providence, RI 02907.  Shiva will be for family, close friends and those traveling from out of state and will take place immediately following the service at the Crowne-Plaza Hotel, 801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick RI 02886.


  1. Lois Cohen
    Jan 25, 2018

    I am so, so sorry to hear about Perry’s passing. What a very difficult time for all of you.

    Lois S. Cohen ( cousin to Sharon).

  2. Steven Feinberg
    Jan 25, 2018

    Dr Garber aka Perry was a true gentleman and a wonderful doctor for my parents, my brother and myself. I always enjoyed his humor and wonderful conversations. When I think of Perry, a smile comes across my face. He was a special human being and he made our planet a much better place. That is part of his gift. We will miss you, Perry. Love and warmth to the family. Peace.

  3. Dave & Elaine Seidman
    Jan 26, 2018

    Our sincere condolences to the family.

  4. Michelle and Marc Strager
    Jan 26, 2018

    Dear Stacy, Bozek , Garber and Licker Families,
    We are truly sorry to hear about the loss of Perry. He was an amazing guy that we were so lucky to spend holidays and special occasions with and we feel a deep void and sadness in this time of profound loss. We are thinking of you and sending love, sympathy and strength at this time. Love to you from Michelle and Marc Strager and Family

  5. Jonny Hogg
    Jan 26, 2018

    the world is that little less sparkly today because of Perry’s passing. He captivated me and was a force of nature, or as Perry may have preferred me to say – “Il m’a captivé et était une force de la nature”. I am honoured to have spent time with the man, rest in peace.

  6. Joyce Petrarca
    Jan 27, 2018

    Our sincere sympathy to Stacey & Adam Bozek & extended family.
    We are deeply saddened to learn of Dr. Garber’s passing. Both my husband & I were patients of his for many years. As a doctor he was a “rare find”, he was warm, compassionate & dedicated. He truly was “one of a kind”.

    Bob & Joyce Petrarca

  7. Edna Micheletti
    Jan 27, 2018

    A truly dedicated physician who had such compassion for his patients and who never rushed you out of your appointment. Humanity has lost a great man. My sympathies to his family for their losses.

  8. Barry and Ellen Shepard
    Jan 27, 2018

    Perry will be missed by many for a very long time. A fine gentleman.

    With deepest sympathies.

    Barry and Ellen Shepard

  9. Louise Maher
    Jan 27, 2018

    I just loved my Dr. Garber. He took care of my whole family. I became a patient when I was 11 and stayed with him until he retired. He was a wonderful doctor and an outstanding gentlemen. He will be sadly missed. My condolences to his family.

  10. Terrie & Harry Mancoll
    Jan 27, 2018

    Dear Stacey and family,
    Harry and I are deeply saddened to hear of your beloved fathers’s passing..
    There are few words of comfort at this time of your profound grief..
    May his memory be a blessing for eternity with your beloved mother.
    Terrie & Harry Mancoll

  11. Bill & Rose Downing
    Jan 27, 2018

    We are very sorry to hear about Dr. Garber’s death. We knew him & Sharon from being his patients. Our sympathy to all his family. Bill & Rose Garden city RI

  12. Dennis and Ann Marie
    Jan 29, 2018

    Joel and Linda,
    We extend our deepest condolences on the passing of Dr. Garber. Friends have told us how special he was was both as a doctor and as a man.

  13. mary andrade
    Jan 29, 2018

    I loved Dr. Garber. He took care of my whole family. I was a patient of his for 26 years. He was a wonderful doctor will be sadly missed. My condolences to his family.

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