COVENTRY – Jamie Mayer died April 20. A 2012 honors graduate of Coventry High School, he was a freshman at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.
He is survived by his parents William and Ellen (Feinstein) Mayer, his sister Alexa, and his grandparents Harris S. and Faith L. Feinstein, and was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, the late William H. Mayer and Barbara Jean Cunningham. He also leaves many aunts, uncles and cousins
Exuberant and passionate in life, especially when strumming his guitar, hanging out with friends, sharing quality time with his family and cheering on the New York Giants with his father. He made better the lives of all with whom he came into contact.
Contributions may be made to the Jamie Mayer Memorial Fund (www.facebook.com/JamieMayerMemorialFund www.facebook.com/JamieMayerMemorialFund) or the Jamie Mayer Benefit Account c/o Randolph Savings Bank, 730 Centre of New England Blvd., Coventry, RI 02816.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Frances Meshover died March 25. Born in New Bedford, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Morris and Rose Futtersak. She grew up in Fall River, Mass., and was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School.
She enlisted in the WAVES during World War II and served in the Navy Department in Washington, D.C.
The wife of the late Irving Meshover, she is survived by her sons Stephen of Orlando, Fla., and William of Los Angeles, Calif., and her daughter, Sheryl Puett of Spokane, Wash. She leaves five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a brother, David Futtersak, of Warwick. She was active in many charitable Jewish and Israeli organizations.
BREWER, Maine – Howard Weiner died April 19. He was the second son of the late Alexander and Nettie (Rubin) Weiner. Born in 1920 on Leap Year Day, he graduated from Classical High School and Brown University, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
He began post-graduate studies at Harvard Law School, but was called into active military service in 1942. He served as a staff sergeant with a MASH unit in the Philippines. After the war, he went ito business with his father and brothers to manufacture costume jewelry. In 1946, he married Charlotte Lieberman of Boston, Mass.
A successful businessman for 40 years, he was a member of Temple Emanu-El, the Pyramid Club and the Masons. He enjoyed softball, tennis and bridge. He was a benefactor of the Rhode Island Matadors Drum and Bugle Corps as well as its junior organization, the Picadors.
After retiring in 1985, he pursued his lifelong passion for law and became a paralegal working with local firms for several years.
He is survived by his sons, Jordan M. Weiner and his wife Leslie of Florida, Leonard Anthony Weiner of Florida and Bruce M. Weiner of California. He was the father of the late Rachel Purple Daigle and the cousin of the late Lucille Irving of Providence.
WESTERLY – Esther Zarum died April 22. She was the wife of the late Bernard “Barney” Zarum. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Bernard and Dora (Lichtman) Stone.
An avid reader and active member of the Westerly Senior Citizens Center, she enjoyed playing bridge, mahjong and canasta.
She is survived by her daughter Diane and her husband Magistrate Edward H. Newman; her sister Sylvia Blazar; her daughter-in-law Sandra Zarum and her granddaughters Shana and Rachel. She was the mother of the late Dr. Barry Zarum and sister of the late Nathan Stone.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5 Manley St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379 or the Westerly Senior Citizens Center, 39 State St., Westerly, RI 02891.
Shiva will be observed at her late residence, the home of Diane and Edward Newman on Thursday, April 25, from 7 – 9 p.m., Friday, April 26, from 2 – 4 p.m., Saturday, April 27, from 7:30 – 9 p.m., and Sunday, April 28, from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m.