Gerald Shaulson, 87

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CRANSTON, R.I. – Gerald (Jerry) Shaulson, long-time resident of Cranston and Providence, died on Jan. 20.  Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Sheila Gerstenblatt Shaulson; his three sons, David Shaulson and his wife, Jacalyn, of Stamford, Connecticut, Joseph Shaulson and his wife, Beth, of Stamford, Connecticut, and Sam Shaulson and his wife, Karen, of Briarcliff Manor, New York; his nine grandchildren, Ariel, Evan, Shaina, Becca, Eliana, Drew, Erica, Kaela and Brett Shaulson; and his two step-grandchildren, Misty and Lainey Sidell.  He is predeceased by his parents, Rose and Samuel Shaulson, and eight siblings, Freda Mayberg, Dora Luff, Bertha Raphael, Joseph Shaulson, Philip Shaulson, Ruth Israeloff, Sessile Goren and Martha Kapnick.  

He was a longstanding member of Temple Emanu-El and Congregation Mishkon Tfiloh in Providence.  Jerry was a fixture in Rhode Island’s jewelry industry both as owner/operator of Beacon Jewelry & Novelty Co. and as a successful manufacturer’s representative through his company Dynamic Concepts, Inc. He served as president of the MJSA and the Fashion Jewelry Association of America from 1983-1985 and was recognized over the course of his career for numerous contributions to the industry.  

Jerry was a graduate of Hope High School and Bryant College. He was very active in high school sports, with a varsity letter in track, and also played in local baseball and softball leagues. Jerry was an avid golfer, a longstanding member of Valley Country Club in Warwick and an eight-time club champion at Crestwood Country Club in Rehoboth, Massachusetts  

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association or to his grandson Drew’s charity Discover Your Hero, P.O. Box 294, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. 10510.