Irving Dember, 98


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Irving Dember died May 13 at home. He was a gentle and generous man, and he knew how to make everyone he met smile and feel good. He was the beloved husband of the late Blanche (Klitzner) Dember. They were married for 57 years.


Born in Providence, a son of the late Albert and Fany (Cohen) Dember, he was a lifelong Providence resident. He was the former owner of the Providence Badge Co. Irving was a WWII Army veteran, serving in India. He was a member of Temple Emanu-El and a member of the Masons and Shriners for 60 years.

He was the devoted father of James Dember of Providence and the late Linda “Lynne” Dember. He was the dear brother of the late Jerry and Bernie Dember. He was the cherished uncle of Lynn, Dyan, Michael, Dayle, Alan, Mark and Barry.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Temple Emanu-El, 99 Taft Ave., Providence, RI 02906 or the Shriners Children’s Hospital, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.