PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Beatrice K. Hohenemser of Providence, R.I. died on Wednesday, March 5 at the Greenville Nursing Center, lovingly surrounded by all her family. She was the wife of the late Manfred Hohenemser. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Eva (Pickar) Knopow. She was a resident of the East Side of Providence for 68 years, as well as a resident of the City of Warwick, living at Wethersfield Commons for 20 years. She was the owner of Southern Textile located on South Main Street, Providence; she was a bookkeeper for the Department of the Navy, Quonset Naval Base, North Kingstown, RI; as well as the co-owner of Twin Vending Service Co., with her husband, Manfred, for 33 years, from which she retired in August 1986. She was a graduate of Hope High School, Class of 1942. She was a former member of Temple Emanu-El and its sisterhood. She was a member of B’Nai Brith, Hadassah, and the Cranston Senior Guild. She was a “state-wide” Weight Watcher Lecturer in R.I. in the 1970s, known for classes with no less than 100 people in each class. She also was a volunteer at The Miriam Hospital Emergency Room, working with stroke victims.
Devoted mother of Robyn Hohenemser-Golden and husband Jeffrey of Cranston, Brina Herskovits and husband Zvi, of East Brunswick, N.J., and Marsha Addessi and husband Frank of Cranston. She was the dear sister of the late Ruth Rosen and Roselyn Hope Knopow. She was the loving grandmother of Chava, Julia, Erica, Maya, Michelle, Eli, and Ashley and seven cherished great grandchildren: Shua, Moshe, Naftali, Leah, Penina, Adina, and Chaim.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s CURE Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 2543, Providence, RI or www.alzcure.org.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jewel Rost Paley passed away peacefully on March 13, three weeks shy of her 96th birthday. She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Lawrence Paley, in 1991. She is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law Joan and Jimmy Abramson, Linda and Fred Franklin, and Sandy and Bob Lichtenstein, and her beloved grandchildren Wendy (Bob) Charland, Nancy Abramson, Susan Abramson, Brian (Regan) Franklin, Alison Franklin, David Lichtenstein (Rebecca Silver) and Katy Lichtenstein. She was a special GG to Avigail and Daniel Yerushalmi, Zalman Wuensch, Jack and Ryan Charland, Sammi Franklin, and Jesse and Gillian Lichtenstein.
She was born in Montreal, Canada in 1918. She graduated from Cornell University at the age of twenty in 1938, and then spent most of her married life in Providence. After her husband retired in the early seventies, they moved to Florida. Jewel returned to Providence in 2007 to become a resident of Laurelmead. She never stopped learning and kept up with current events, politics, and international affairs, reading the New York Times daily. She was an enthusiastic sports fan, following and rooting for the Red Sox and Celtics. She played tennis and golf into her 80s, loved the theatre and symphony, and was an avid bridge player all of her life.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Temple Beth El, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, or the Laurelmead Employee Education Fund.
BARRINGTON, R.I. – Shirley Elizabeth (Maude) Shusman of Barrington, R.I. died in peace on March 24. She was the beloved wife of Dr. Maynard Shusman for 62 years and daughter of Sam and May (Hurwitz) Maude.
She was born June 20, 1924 in Boston, Mass. and was an alumna of Boston Latin Academy and Boston University with a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies.
Fluent in Spanish, Hebrew and Yiddish, and an active member of the Jewish community, she imbued her children with a love of learning and the arts, the importance of family and a deep appreciation of their ancestry and Jewish heritage.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her children Daniel and his wife Diane of Sudbury, Mass., Elizabeth and her husband Alec of New York, N.Y. and David of New York, N.Y.; her brother Haskell and his wife Elinor; her grandchildren Joshua, Marisa, Jesse, Rebecca, Kayla, Amelia, and Victor and her great grandchild Bayla. She was the mother of the late Bayla Nochumson.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to either Friends of the Barrington Public Library or Hattie Ide Chaffee Nursing Home.
CRANSTON, R.I. - Gerrie D. Zettel of Cranston, died March 14 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Steven Zettel. Born in Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Joseph and Lillian (Kaminsky) Kimmelman, she had lived in Cranston for 40 years. She was a teacher in the Cranston school system. She was a member of Temple Torat Yisrael. Devoted mother of Craig Zettel and the late Heather Zettel.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Temple Torat Yisrael, 1245 Middle Road, East Greenwich RI 02818.