PROVIDENCE – Dr. Milton W. Hamolsky died on January 18. He was the husband of 34 years to Sandra (Rosman) Hamolsky, and the husband of the late Virginia (Maglin) Hamolsky. Born in Lynn, MA, he was a son of the late Israel and Sophie (Cremer) Hamolsky.
A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, class of 1946, he was an accomplished physician. He was an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, and while serving as a physician at Beth Israel Medical Center he discovered the T3 Uptake Thyroid Test. Dr. Hamolsky was the first full-time Physician-In-Chief of Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital and a Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, where he helped develop the Brown University Medical School. He was the first Chief Administrative Officer of the Board of Medical Licensure & Discipline for the State of Rhode Island. He continued to be an active board member of Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island and beloved by his colleagues, he has numerous awards within the medical community named in his honor. He was a member of many medical associations and Temple Beth-El.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Deborah Hamolsky and her spouse, Toby Dyner of San Francisco; David J. Hamolsky, and his spouse Tina L. of Rindge, N.H.; Joy Scharfman and her spouse, Stewart of Roslyn, N.Y., and Robin Folk and her spouse, Ron of Long Beach, N.Y.; his siblings, Dorothy Stern of Chattanooga, TN, and Sidney Hamolsky of Portland, OR; and his grandchildren, Adam, Johnathan, Johanna, Rachel, Ginny and Sydney. He was the father of the late John S. Hamolsky and grandfather of the late Spenser Scharfman.
Burial was in Sons of Israel & David Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to Home & Hospice Care of RI or to the Dr. Milton Hamolsky Lectureship Fund.
SOUTH DARTMOUTH, MASS. – Susan R. (Gollis) McKay died January 16. She was the wife of the late Ronald McKay. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Milton and Shirley (Friedlander) Gollis, she had lived in the New Bedford area her entire life.
She was a graduate of Boston University. She is survived by her children, Elizabeth Ehrenberg of Sharon, Lawrence Abrams and his wife Christy of Wrentham, and Pamela Burnham and her husband Daniel of Mansfield; her sister Judy Rosen of Bluffton, SC; and her grandchildren David, Rachel, Scott, Norah, Alexandra and Andrew.
Burial was at Plainville Cemetery, New Bedford. Contributions may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215.
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MASS. – Eleanor (Rosenblum) Roth, died January 9. She was the wife of Bernard Norman Roth and the mother of Jeffrey David Roth, M.D., of Chicago, Laurie (Roth) Bennett, J.D., of St. Louis, and Susan (Roth) Rose of Cranston. She was the grandmother of Isaac, Hannah and Michael Roth, Kurt and Melissa Bennett, and Michael and Rebecca Rose.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a graduate of Albany State Teachers College. She lived in a number of locations, including the Republic of Singapore, Xi’an, China, Santa Rosa, Calif., but always came back to North Dartmouth, Mass., where she resided since 1971.
She was a published author. Her most recent novel, Rainbow Dust, was published in 2005. She has a list of fiction and non-fiction publications.
She was an active member of Tifereth Israel Congregation in New Bedford, Mass. She was a tutor at Our Sisters School in New Bedford, and had taught English at a number of colleges, including in Xi’an, China.
She shared a passion for travel with her husband and together, they circumnavigated the planet twice. Her great love of the outdoors included a life-long zest for skiing, swimming and bicycling. Her son-in-law recently introduced her to kayaking.
Burial was at Plainville Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Tifereth Israel Congregation, or the Hadassah Medical Organization.
SMITHFIELD – Harriet M. Sachs died January 16. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., the daughter of the late Benjamin and Rebecca (Perlman) Sachs, she had been living in R.I. for 60 years.
She is survived by her children, Sheri Snell-Goold of Foxboro and Marci Snell of Narragansett; her sisters, Phyllis Sachs of Warwick and Susan Sachs of Wakefield and her grandchildren, Brandon, Briana and Rebecca.
Burial was at Lincoln Park Cemetery, Warwick. Contributions may be made to the RI ASPCA.