Joseph S. Bazar, 76


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Joseph S. Bazar died Oct. 10. He was the husband of Ann (Goldsmith) Bazar; they were married for 45 years.He was born in Providence, a son of Banice and Beverly (Wishnevsky) Bazar.


He was the principal of Bazko Inc., which sold supplies to military post exchanges worldwide.

Joseph (Joey) was appointed to the Mayor’s Crime Commission in Providence by Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci Jr. in 1976 and served in that capacity for more than 40 years. He also served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children Kerri Brennan and her husband, Michael, Todd Bazar and his wife, Barbara; by his brothers Peter Bazar and his wife, Charlotte, David Bazar and his wife, Susan and his sister Karen Bergel and her husband, Alan; and by grandchildren Erin Gavin, Dayna Gavin and Cecilia DeRosa.  He was the father of the late Dayna Bazar.

He brought life and love to all he encountered. He was known for his charismatic personality and elevated the spirits of those around him.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Comprehensive Cancer Center at RI Hospital, 593 Eddy St., Providence, RI 02903 or Hope Hospice, 1085 N. Main St., Providence, RI 02904.