SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Nancy Krauss Hymes died Nov. 7 after a long and courageous fight with cancer. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Edwin and Eunice Krauss and moved with her family to Providence when she was an infant. She graduated from Lincoln School, earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Goucher College in Baltimore, Md., and a masters degree in counseling and pupil personnel from Columbia University in New York City.
She worked for two years in the counseling department at Brooklyn Community College before moving to Washington, D.C., where she was the assistant director of admissions at Georgetown Dental School.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Robert W. “Skip” Hymes; her son Michael and his wife Holly; her daughter Laurie and her brother Robert Krauss and his wife Margie.
Contributions may be made to metavivor.org/Donate.
CRANSTON – Gladys Kaplan died Wednesday, December 4, at Cherry Hill Manor, Johnston. She was the beloved wife of the late Jerome Kaplan. Born in Fall River, Mass., a daughter of the late Louis and Pauline (Cohen) Grossman, she had lived in Cranston since 1961. She was the meal site coordinator for Jewish Family Service. She was a member of Temple Sinai and past president of its Sisterhood.
She was the mother of Paula Kaplan of St. Paul, Minn., Steven Kaplan and his wife Gail, Lisa Horovitz, and Benjamin Kaplan and his wife Rachel, all of Cranston. She was the sister of Judith Bilsky of Tiverton, Renee Lipson of Fall River, Mass., and grandmother of Matthew, Jacob, Joshua and Madelyn. Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 6, at 10:00 a.m. at Temple Sinai, 30 Hagen Ave., Cranston. Shiva will be observed at her late residence, 27 Hollins Drive, Cranston, Sunday 2:00 p.m.-4:00p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Contributions may be made to Temple Sinai.
COVENTRY – Jay Evan Kaufman died Nov. 29 at Kent County Hospital. He was the husband of Donna Kalin Kaufman for 15 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of Sandra D. Oster of Barrington and Denis Kaufman of Florida and stepson of the late Richard M. Oster. He was a resident of Coventry for 10 years, previously living in Barrington. He worked for many years for Cookson Electronics and most recently as an independent consultant.
FALL RIVER – Robert Lipson died December 1. He was the husband of Renee (Grossman) Lipson. Born in Providence, a son of the late Hyman and Bertha (Kranin) Lipshitz, he was a lifelong resident of Fall River. He was the owner of Bertha’s Bakery in Fall River until its closing in 1996. He served in the US Army during WW II and was a member of the Jewish War Veterans. He was a former president and current board member of Adas Israel. He was a member of Temple Beth El and a board member of the Fall River Jewish Home.
PROVIDENCE – Larisa Reider, of Bethany Home, died December 2. She was the wife of Robert Reider of Cranston. Born in Odessa, Ukraine, a daughter of the late David and Maria (Murachver) Kleyman, she lived in Cranston for 21 years before moving to Providence.
She was a physician in the former Soviet Union. In the United States, she was a head nurse at the former Jewish Home for the Aged in Providence for eight years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of Temple Beth-El. She was the mother of Igor Reider and his wife Sylvie of Angers, France and the late Irena Goldgaber and mother-in-law of Sergey Goldgaber of Providence. She was the sister of Yury Kleyman of Pawtucket, grandmother of Faena, Debbie and David and great grandmother of Isabelle. Contributions may be made to Bethany Home, 111 South Angel St., Providence, RI 02906.
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