Steven R. Perler


Perler, Steven R., 73, died Friday, August 17, 2018 at home. He was the beloved husband of Leona R. (Ribeiro) Perler for 49 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Jacob and Jeanette (Ades) Perler, he had lived in Warwick and West Warwick for the past 20 years.  He was an accountant/business manager for WPRO Radio in RI, WBAP Radio in Fort Worth, TX, WTNH TV in New Haven, CT and WFSB TV in Hartford, CT, retiring in 2009. Steven was a graduate of Cranston East High School, Class of ’63 and Johnson and Wales Jr. College, Class of ’65.  He enjoyed playing golf, bowling, and fishing. Devoted father of Bryan M. Perler and his wife, Jennifer of Scotch Plains, NJ, Stacey L. Curtin and her husband, Peter, of Thousand Oaks, CA and Suzanne A. Perler at home. Dear brother of Arleen Jacobson and her husband, Marvin, of Cranston and Marjorie DiMuccio and her husband, Phillip, of Warwick. Loving grandfather of Jack, Ana, Harry, Leah, Hannah and Ethan. Funeral services and shiva will be private. A lunch reception will be held at Eleven Forty Nine Restaurant (1149 Division Street, Warwick, RI) on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 12:30 – 2:30pm.


  1. William & Shirley Sabatelli
    Aug 19, 2018

    Shirley & I wish to Express Our Deepest Sympathy & Condolences to Everyone in the Perler Family.. Steven & I enjoyed each others friendship bowling as Partners & Competitors.. Majorie was also part of Our Bowling Family.. Who could forget Jack & Jeanette & how they opened their home to everyone.. And who could forget Perlers” Bakery on Elmwood Ave.. I loved spending time there & , learning how to make Russian Tea Cake.. I was always treated & felt like Family.. In fact, Shirley & I had Our first date at Your Home in Cranston.. That’s where I introduced Shirley to my Buddy Steve & his Family.. to Lee & Majorie & Everyone I want to Say that how Blessed I was to have been Part of the Perler Family & Steve will Always be In Our Hearts Will Always Be Wherever Any of Us will be.. We Love You All…

    Shirley & Bill Sabatelli

  2. The Pelkey Family
    Aug 19, 2018

    The last time we saw Steve, even tho he was obviously very ill, he was upbeat and jovial. He seemed more concerned for us than for himself. Steve was always a joy to visit. What a sweet, joyful, and wise man!

    Our love and prayers are with Lee and Suzie and the family.

    Debbie, ELizabeth and Preston Pelkey

  3. Dave & Elaine Seidman
    Aug 19, 2018

    Arleen and Marvin: Our sincere condolences to you both on learning of the passing of Steven.

  4. Jerry & Kathy Phillips
    Aug 19, 2018

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. If there is anything thar you need, please let us know.

    Love you,


    Aug 19, 2018

    We will always remember Steven as a wonderful Dad to Suzie and how he supported her as a member of the RI USA Dance Special Olympics Ballroom Dance Team.He was a loyal volunteer ! RIP Steven.
    Linda Succi
    Founder RI USA Dance Special Olympics Ballroom Dance Team

  6. Michael O’Sullivan
    Aug 19, 2018

    To the Perler family, we are very sorry for your loss. We will miss him as dear friend and a wonderful dancer who gave of his time and wisdom to the Special Olympics Dance Team. We miss Steve. terribly.

  7. glenda and lazar labush
    Aug 21, 2018

    Dear Arlene and Marvin
    Our deepest sympathy to your family

  8. Riley Nettie
    Aug 23, 2018

    For all the members of The Special Express Dance Team – our sincere sympathy to Suzie and her Mom. Steven was a wonderful member of our team, friend and faithful volunteer. Not only did he dance with us, but he drove one of the athletes who did not have transportation to and from practices and performances for several years. We will remember him always.

  9. Matilda Perrigo
    Aug 24, 2018

    Leona and Family,

    My deepest sympathy for your loss.
    He will be with you forever in so many ways…


  10. VINCENT De Tora
    Jan 12, 2024

    Sadly never knew Steve had passed away in August 2018..Had the wonderful pleasure of bowling with Steve at Langs Bowlarama in the 1960s…As a matter of fact on September 19,1969 on lane 29 and 30 at Lang’s myself and Steve bowled against each other Steve shot 756 for three games and myself 754…both at that time RI state records..wonderful memories..To me Steve was my idol being younger than him..He was undoubtedly a great person ..Even though it is six years later it is never too late to express my belated condolonsces to his family….May Steve rest in eternal peace…I will never forget him….

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