Pearl Nathan, 103


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Pearl  (Gluck) Nathan died Feb. 20.  She was the wife of the late Ernest Nathan. She was born in New York City, the daughter of the late Henry and Martha (Kopps) Gluck. 

She graduated from Barnard College, class of 1934, and married the late Ernest Nathan in 1937.

From 1963 to 1973, she taught English at Barrington High School, was active in Inspiring Minds, was a docent and volunteer for the Rhode Island School of Design for more than 62 years and was appointed by Sen. Claiborne Pell to the first Rhode Island Commission for the Arts.

She is survived by her children, Alan Nathan, and his wife, Virginia; Richard Nathan and his wife, Ilse, and Joan Nathan and her husband, Allan Gerson. She leaves grandchildren, Jeffrey Nathan and his wife, Jessica; Rob Nathan, Sarah Nathan Sullivan and her husband, Sean; Daniela Gerson and her wife, Talia Inlender; Merissa Gerson, and David Gerson; and great-grandchildren Alia, Asher, Effie, and Fischer Nathan and Charles and Molly Sullivan.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, or Inspiring Minds,  

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