CRANSTON – Maurice Siegel died May 4. He was the husband of Jean (Peirce) Siegel for 62 years.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Harry and Sophie (Trutt) Siegel, he had lived in Cranston for 53 years. He was a dentist in private practice in Providence for 53 years, retiring in 1999.
A World War II Army veteran, he served stateside as a 1st Lieutenant in the Dental Corps.
He was a graduate of Providence College and St. Louis University, Class of ’46, where he received his DDS degree.
He was a member of the American and Rhode Island dental associations, Temple Sinai, Redwood Lodge #35 AF & AM and Touro Fraternal Association.
He was the father of Harlan Siegel and his wife Risé of Farmington Hills, Mich., Abbie Ganin and her husband Steven of Jericho, N.Y., Bonnie Brout and her husband Douglas of Scarsdale, N.Y. and Melissa Siegel-Daley and her husband Brian of Onancock, Va.
The brother of the late Louis and Saul Siegel, he was also the grandfather of Ashley, Danielle, Corey, Kaley, Dillon and Dustin.
Contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
PROVIDENCE – Irwin Sparr died April 25. He was the husband of Gloria (Levy) Sparr.
Born in New York City, N.Y., he was a son of the late Harry and Rae (Allen) Spirofsky.
PROVIDENCE – Mark Brown died April 18. Born in Boston, Mass., he was the son of the late Morris and Ida (Mofchum) Brown.
After graduating from Boston Latin School, he earned an undergraduate degree from Harvard University, magna cum laude, a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University and an MLS from the University of Pittsburgh.
He was a professor of history at Carnegie Mellon University, editor of the bibliography, “European Americana,” and then curator of manuscripts at the John Hay Library at Brown University for 25 years until retiring in 2004. In 1989, his book, “The Works of George Savile Marquis of Halifax,” was published by Oxford University Press. During his retirement, he served on the Rhode Island Historical Records Advisory Board and was an avid genealogist, unearthing numerous family connections across the world.
He is survived by his children Amanda and Jonathan Brown, his sister Jane Stempel and his longtime companion Joanna Katsune.
Contributions may be made to the Jewish Genealogical Society, 15 West 16 th St., New York, NY 10011, www.jgsny.org.
WARWICK – Tina Chernick died April 9. She was the wife of the late David Chernick and the late Francis Jordan.
Born in Vienna, Austria, a daughter of the late Solomon and Schewa (Geisinger) Körner, she had lived in Cranston, Warwick and Providence. A vice president of the RI Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America, she had sponsored the Medical Health Care Law involving emergency care. She was an avid supporter of the Cranston Fire Department and she fought for an elevator in Cranston East High School.
A Holocaust survivor whose family was saved by the residents of Oppido Lucano in Italy, she had attended Oswego State Teachers College and was a member of Hamilton House.
She was the mother of Cindy Halpern of Centerport, N.Y., and the late Russell, Stuart and Anita Chernick; the sister of the late Abraham, Leo, Clara, Regina and Mina Körner; grandmother of Robin (Halpern) Nankin of Orlando, Fla., and great- grandmother of Scott Nankin, also of Orlando.
Contributions may be made to Chernick Memorial Fund, RIC, 800 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence, RI 02908 or Muscular Dystrophy Association, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI.
CRANSTON – Lenore Edenbaum died April 20. She was the wife of the late Jesse Edenbaum.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Louis and Sadie (Garlick) Deluty, she had lived in Cranston for more than 50 years. She was a member of Temple Sinai.
The mother of Donna Ross and her husband Mark of Warwick, Saul Edenbaum and his wife Dana of Merion, Penn., and Joshua Edenbaum of Narragansett, she was the grandmother of Jared and Maria, Seth and Danielle and Hal. The great-grandmother of Noah, she was the sister of Helene Klein and Gertrude Nelson, both of Cranston, and the late Jerome Deluty.
Contributions may be made to Home and Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.
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