CRANSTON, R.I. – Ernest B. Schleifer died April 2 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. He was the beloved husband of Estelle (Chorney) Schleifer. They were married for 51 years.
Born in Providence, the son of the late William and Estelle (Perlow) Schleifer, he had lived in Cranston for 37 years, previously living in Providence. He was a certified gemologist who worked in the jewelry business for over 40 years, retiring in 2016. Ernest was a member of Temple Emanu-El, Touro Fraternal Association, and the Redwood Lodge of the Masons.
He was the devoted father of Beverly Goncalves and her husband, Carlos, and Joseph Schleifer, all of Cranston. He was the dear brother of Barbara Saltman of Trumbull, Connecticut. He was the loving grandfather of Lyle, Arthur, Samantha and Max.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Chabad Chai Center of West Bay, 3871 Post Rd., Warwick, RI 02886.