PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Nathan Stairman died Dec. 18. He was the husband of the late Anna (Greenfield) Stairman and the late Thelma (Walker) Stairman. Born in Portland, Maine, a son of the late Abraham and Bessie (Belcher) Stairman, he had lived in Warwick and then Port St. Lucie, previously living in West Warwick.
A packer for the U.S. Navy at Davisville Construction Battalion Center for 25 years, retiring 38 years ago, he was a World War II Air Force veteran, serving stateside and in England.
A member of Temple Am David, Touro Fraternal Association and the Cranston Senior Guild, he was a volunteer for R.S.V.P. and the West Warwick School Department.
The father of Joan Gershman of Port St. Lucie and Arlene Fleagle of Bolingbrook, Ill., he was the stepfather of Marc Feinstein of Narragansett. The brother of the late Freida Silverman, Fannie Einbinder, and Harry, Benny and Morris Stairman, he was the grandfather of Joel, Derek, Richard and Perri and great-grandfather of Delaney, Ethan and Riley. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made to Temple Am David, 40 Gardiner St., Warwick, RI 02888.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Mildred Brown died Dec. 13. She was the wife of the late Frank Brown.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Abraham and Annie (Cooperberg) Bazar, she had lived in Cranston for 50 years before moving to Fort Lauderdale.
She was a former member of Temple Torat Yisrael, a life member of Hadassah and The Miriam Hospital and a member of the Women’s Association of the former Jewish Home for the Aged.
She was the mother of Steven Brown of Pompano Beach, Fla., Sandra Garfinkel of Cranston and Merrilynn Shlesinger of North Providence; the sister of the late Esther Green and grandmother of three grandsons. The great-grandmother of four, she was the aunt of Mitchell Green of N. Miami Beach, Fla.
Contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
LANSDALE, Pa. – Isabel David died Nov. 30. She was the wife of the late Samuel C. David.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Samuel and Eva (Shonfeld) Hodosh, she had lived in Pennsylvania since 2005. She was a member of Temple Beth-El.
She is survived by her children, Marjorie Victor and her husband Steven of Lansdale, and Dr. Jeffrey W. David and his wife Janice of Butler, Pa.; her grandchildren David (Tara), Jennifer (Dan), Jessica (Bill), Becca (Luke) and Jared; and her great-grandchildren, Samantha, Abigail, Alex, Lila, Josh and Maddie.
Donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886.
PROVIDENCE – Dr. Alexander Horwitz died Dec. 6.
He was the husband of Patricia (Warrior) Horwitz. Born in St. Louis, Mo., he was a son of the late Alexander Earl and Dora (Prinz) Horwitz.
He was a graduate of Washington University and St. Louis Medical School, practicing psychiatry until retiring in 1988.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
A member of the American Psychiatric Association, he was also on the board of directors of and a tireless performer for the Murfreesboro Little Theater.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children Kris Harvey of Santa Rosa, Calif., Robin and her husband Michael Stern of Providence, and Alexander Earl Horwitz of Salem, Ore.; and granddaughters, Sarah, Lisa and Julia Stern. He was the brother of the late Ralph Horwitz and Marvin Harwood.
Contributions may be made to Murfreesboro Little Theater, PO Box 952, Murfreesboro, TN 37133-0952.