Salmanson, Jerrold A.

DATELINE: Providence, RI

Salmanson, Jerrold A., 81, died Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at Jupiter Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of the late Diane (Salomon) Salmanson and the late Dale (Azimow) Salmanson. Born in Providence, RI, a son of the late Charles and Hannah (Kushner) Salmanson, he had lived in Providence, RI and Palm Beach Gardens, FL. He was the devoted father of David Salmanson and his wife, Debra, of Miami Beach, FL, and Lauren (Salmanson) Levin and her husband Jeffrey Levin, of Greenwich, CT. He was the dear brother and brother-in-law of the late Deborah (Salmanson) and late Michael Roberts. He was the loving grandfather of Danielle, Charlie, Drew and Noa.

Jerry was regarded as a wonderful man who was loyal, dependable, and rooted in family values. He was a loving son, husband, father, and grandfather, who also cared deeply for his extended family, including his aunts, uncles and cousins.

Jerry was an officer in the Family business, the Adam’s Drug Co., a public company on The New York Stock Exchange, sold in 1984. From 1984 until present, he oversaw family investments as President of Salmanson Properties, which his late father Charles and his late uncle Donald, were also partners. Additionally, from 1992 to 2002, Jerry was Owner and President of Anchor-Clover Chain Co, a manufacturer of base metal chains.

Jerry graduated from Boston University, School of Management in 1964. Jerry was previously a member of the Board of Trustees of the Miriam Hospital, Jewish Federation of Rhode Island, Jewish Home for the Aged and Temple Emanu-El where he has been a member for many decades. Jerry has been a strong supporter of the Providence Community and many charitable organizations such as Brigham & Woman’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the Miriam Hospital, the Jewish Federation of RI and the Jewish Community Center. Jerry was a member of Frenchman’s Creek Beach and Country Club, the University Club and a former member of the Ledgemont Country Club.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 99 Taft Avenue, Providence, RI. Shiva will be observed at his late residence, 624 Blackstone Blvd. in Providence, Friday immediately after the burial until sundown. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island.

To view a recording of the service, please click here.

Meeting ID: 864 2148 2847

Passcode: 634947


  1. Cheryl Greenfeld Teverow
    Jan 25, 2024

    David and Lauren
    Sending my deepest condolences on your Dad’s passing. Over the years we all spent a lot of time together. Your Dad and Mom were great people and it was a pleasure being their friend. May you cherish wonderful memories and hope that those help during this difficult time.
    Sending love.
    Cheryl Greenfeld Teverow

  2. Esta and Jerry Cohen
    Jan 25, 2024

    David,Lauren and all your family. We were so sorry to read of Dad’s passing. He was a part of my life, through your grandparents, from the day I was born. I can’t even express what this feels like. We send our condolences and love to all of you . Esta and Jerry Cohen

  3. The Pava Family
    Jan 26, 2024

    Dear Lauren, We were so saddened to hear that you lost your dad. Our hearts and thoughts are with you, Jeff, Drew and Noa. Love, Judi, Joel and all the Pava’s

  4. Francey Nathan
    Jan 27, 2024

    My sincere condolences, David and Lauren. I am Michael’s sister, and remember many good times with your dad, mom and family.

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