EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Abraham Gershman died Feb. 17 at Linn Health Care Center in East Providence. He was the son of Isadore and Jennie Gederman Gershman, he was born Sept. 21, 1924 and was a longtime resident of Providence.
Abe was a retail display designer for Filene’s in Boston as well as several local department stores and specialty shops in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for 47 years, until he retired in 1994. He served in WWII in the US Navy serving overseas in Cuba, as well as stateside.
Abraham was a devoted member of Temple Emanu-El, where he took great delight in helping to arrange and cater various events, as well as assisting at the Temple museum. He was a member of Kulanu. He was honored for his active support of the Rhode Island AIDS Quilt Project.
He was the dear brother of the late Harry, George, Paul and Edward Gershman, Anna Gerson, Edith Matusow and Ruth Kimel. He was the beloved brother-in-law of Ruth Davis Gershman of Warwick. Abraham also had many devoted nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.
Contributions in his memory may be made to The Museum Fund, c/o Temple Emanu-El, 99 Taft Ave., Providence, RI 02906.