PROVIDENCE – Howard G. Pinsly died January 2. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Melvin and Etta (Gorman) Pinsly. He was the owner of the former Fryes Cigar Store. He was a graduate of Syracuse University.
He was the brother of Sharon Williams and her husband, Larry, of North Kingstown and Mitchell Pinsly and his wife, Sandra, of Elkins Park, Pa. He was the uncle of Jeremy, Matthew, and Melissa and the great uncle of Max. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd, Suite 3004, Warwick, RI 02886.
CRANSTON – Sally Pressman, died January 8. She was the wife of the late Joel Pressman. Born in Fall River, Mass., a daughter of the late Charles and Lena (Shogel) Kabalkin, she had lived in Cranston for more than 50 years, previously living in Providence. She was a bookkeeper for Wave Credit Union for over 35 years, retiring last year. She was a member of Temple Torat Yisrael.
She was the mother of Rhonda Pack and her husband, Robert, of Middletown, Conn., and Ellen Freeman and her husband, Richard, of Sharon, Mass., and sister of the late Everett Kabalkin. She was the grandmother of Jared and Lauren. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd, Suite 3004, Warwick, RI 02886.
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Herbert L. Bloom, of Boynton Beach, Fla. and East Greenwich, R.I., died December 16. He was the husband of Irma (Newman) Bloom.
Born in Dorchester, Mass., he was a son of the late William F. and Etta (Ross) Bloom. He was the brother of the late David Bloom and grandfather of the late Matthew Bloom.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Seabees in Okinawa; he was a life member of the Seabees Veterans of America and a past commander of Post #696 of the Jewish War Veterans of Milton, Mass.
Besides his wife of 62 years, he is survived by his son Richard and his wife, Linda (Bergantini), and daughters Laurie Golden and her husband, Brent, and Karen Deluty and her husband Edward.
He was the grandfather of Lindsey Golden and her fiancée Sorran Ford, Joshua Golden, Rachael Nicastro and her husband Samuel, Alexander Bloom and Alana and Evan Deluty.
He previously served as the CEO of Independent Glass and Independent Realty. He was a Mason and a Shriner for more than 60 years, a proud member of Euclid Lodge and a charter member as well as past captain of the Shrine Motor Corp. Herb also served as a State Senator, a member of Toastmasters of RI, a SCORE representative, a six-year board member of the National Glass Assn., and received the esteemed “Hank Award” for industry service. He was the first president/treasurer and organizer of the RI Glass Dealer’s Assn. and a member of the Touro Fraternal Assn.
He served for six years as chairman of the “Glass Show,” a national trade organization, as well as a member of the advisory council for the Department of Employment Security. He also served on the City of Cranston Highway Safety Committee. The Better Business Bureau honored him with a community service award. He was nominated for the Jefferson Award and worked on the Mayor’s Committee for Economic Development.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 20, at 1 p.m. at Temple Sinai, 30 Hagen Ave., Cranston. Burial will be in Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon, Mass. Contributions may be made to Shriners Burn Center in Boston and/or Temple Sinai.
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. –Seymour “Shim” Silverstein, of Boynton Beach, and Narragansett, formerly of Newton, Mass., died December 22. He was the husband of Barbara (Dunn) Silverstein; father of James, Gary and Lee Silverstein; stepfather of Scott Brightman and his wife Sharon, and Todd Brightman. He was the grandfather of six, brother of Dr. Paul Silverstein and his wife Sybil of Minn., and brother-in-law of Alan Rottenberg and his wife Debbie.
He was formerly with Stop & Shop companies, and then purchased United Paper Stock Co., which was subsequently sold to International Forest Products. Contributions may be made to Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton, MA 02459, or Congregation B’Nai Israel, 224 Prospect St., Woonsocket, RI 02895.