BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Susan Kinney-Silverman died December 1. She was the wife of John Kinney. Born in Providence, a daughter of Elaine (Mushkin) Silverman of Saunderstown and the late Alan Silverman, she had lived in Bethlehem for 32 years. She was a medical secretary for many years, until her retirement 10 years ago. She was a 1971 graduate of Pilgrim High School, Warwick.
She was the mother of Adam, Sarah and Lauren Kinney, all of Bethlehem; sister of David Silverman of West Warwick and Vickie Turnquist of Saunderstown.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 22 at 11:00 a.m. in Shalom Memorial Chapel, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 146 Clifford St., Providence, RI 02903. Shivah will be private.
WARWICK – Anita Norman, of Tamarisk Residence, died December 14. She was the wife of the late Elias Norman. Born in Holden, Mass., a daughter of the late Samuel and Ruth (Farber) Reisher, she had lived in White Plains, N.Y., before moving to Warwick. She was a member of Temple Beth-El and was active in Temple Sinai’s senior group.
She was the mother of Barbara R. Kahn and her husband, Douglas Counts; grandmother of Zack and his wife, Sarah, and Ilana and her husband, Tyler; great grandmother of Elijah and Arna. Contributions may be made to the Jewish Seniors Agency, 100 Niantic Ave., Providence, RI 02907.
SUNRISE, Fla. – Samuel Penn, a longtime resident of Sunrise, Fla, died November 30. He was the husband of Loretta Penn, deceased July 22, 2011, for over 70 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of Harry and Sadie (Zura) Penn. He graduated from Hope High School and the University Rhode Island, with a B.S. in chemical engineering, Phi Beta Kappa. While working for the U.S. Weather Bureau, he was selected to teach meteorology at M.I.T. to pilots and engineers during WW II while earning his Masters Degree in Meteorology.
He returned to the U.S. Weather Bureau at Logan Airport, Mass., until transferring to the Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Mass., where he was involved in upper atmospheric research, U-2 utilization weather monitoring and computer based forecasting until his retirement at age 55.
He was a voracious reader, president of his computer club, avid bridge player, golfer and tennis player until his early 80s. He was volunteer math teacher at Plantation High School and president of his condo association at Omega in Plantation.
He was the brother of David E. Penn, Pawtucket, the late Leo, Julius, Raymond, Robert Penn and Esther Berson. He is also survived by his children, Renee and husband, Michael Coplan of Milford, Conn., and Barry and wife Susan Penn of Wynnewood, Pa.; grandchildren, Scott Coplan and wife Susi D’Ambria of N.Y., Neil and wife, Ronna Coplan of Mass., Reuben and Aaron Penn; great-grandchildren, Nathan Coplan, Emily Coplan, Daniel Coplan, Rachel Coplan and Sophie Hardin.
Contributions may be made to Wills Eye Hospital, 840 Walnut Street, Suite 1540, Philadelphia, PA 19107, willseye.org, the Daniel Cantor Senior Center, 5000 Nob Hill Road, Sunrise, FL 33351 or Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 15, 45 New Haven Avenue, Milford, CT 06460.
FALL RIVER, Mass., – Grace S. Prescott died December 8 at the Fall River Jewish Home. Born in Fall River, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Harris and Tillie (Kaplan) Prescott. She is survived by her nephews Harris and Zev Prescott.
Contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.