WEST WARWICK, R.I. – Robert “Bob” Schleifer died July 15 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. He was the beloved husband of Linda (Abrams) Schleifer for 55 years. Born in Yonkers, New York, a son of the late Irving and Ruth (Katz) Schleifer, he was a longtime resident of West Warwick.
He was a graphic artist for Artmold Products for 37 years, retiring in 2006. After retirement, he opened Novel Tees Screen Printing and Embroidery shop. Bob was an Army veteran and played for the Army baseball and football teams during his service. He was a graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a bachelor’s degree in business. Bob was a member of the Knights of Pythias. He was known for his athletic ability and playing a variety of sports, especially basketball.
He was the devoted father of Steven Schleifer of West Warwick and Elissa O’Brien and her husband, Ken, of Coventry. He was the dear brother of Richard Schleifer of Somers, New York, and Alan Schleifer and his wife, Joan, of Irvington, New York. He was the loving grandfather of Kamron, Sydni and Konor O’Brien.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.