WEST WARWICK, R.I. – Raymond Wasser died Dec. 22, 2017, at Rhode Island Veteran’s Home, Bristol. He was the beloved husband of Shirley (Epstein) Wasser for 71 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Solomon and Buzia (Kipnis) Wasser, he had lived in West Warwick for four years, previously living in Cranston for 61 years.
He was the owner of the Royal Crown “RC” Cola franchise in Warwick. Raymond was a WWII Army veteran, serving in China, India and Africa. He was a graduate of Bryant College with a business degree. Raymond was a member of Touro Fraternal Association. He was an avid bowler and a ping pong champion at the Jewish Community Center. Raymond was also a devoted Cubs fan since Oct. 1, 1932.
He was the devoted father of Howard Wasser and his wife, Harriet, of West Warwick, Helene Pell and her husband, John, of Ashland, Massachusetts, Sandra Wallis and her husband, Richard, of Holyoke, Massachusetts, and Julie Parker of Bellingham, Massachusetts. He was the dear brother of the late Edward and Jacob Wasser and Celia Schleiffer. He was the loving grandfather of Jessica Wasser, Melissa Morgan and Michael Pell. He was the cherished great-grandfather of Ariella Morgan and Victoria and Maya Pell.
Contributions in his memory may be made to your favorite charity.