Selma Kroll, 95


Selma (Schlossberg) Kroll passed away on May 23. She was a longtime resident of Warwick and later East Greenwich. Selma is survived by her daughters Elizabeth (Wakefield) and Deborah (Madison, Wisconsin), and cherished granddaughter, Julia (Boston). Selma was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harry; daughter JoAnn; sister Regina Kalmin; and brother Harry Schlossberg.


Selma was born in Providence on Jan. 3, 1922 to Bertha and Joseph Schlossberg. She graduated from Classical High School summa cum laude in 1938 at the age of 16. At that young age she then attended Pembroke College (Brown University) and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1942.

Selma  met the love of her life, Harry Kroll, when he hired her as an analytical chemist. They were married in 1945.  She was a wonderful mother to her daughters, who will greatly miss her. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Brookdale South Bay for their many years of care and Hope Hospice of Rhode Island for their end of life support and care.

Contributions in Selma’s memory may be made to Trudeau Center, 3445 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886 or at