MATTAPOISETT, Mass. – Selwyn Holland died March 27. He was the husband of Carol (Mello) Holland.
Born in New Bedford, Mass., he was a son of the late Abram and Betty (Musicansky) Holland.
After graduating Syracuse University, he worked at his family’s business, People’s Supermarkets, and then owned his own business for many years, People’s Package Store, until retiring in 1992.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children Amy Rein and her husband Mitchel, Douglas Holland and his wife Dang, and Alicia Holland; his sister Sandra Siegel and grandchildren, Katy, Jenn and Diego. He was the brother of the late Bernice Gadon.
Contributions may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.
CRANSTON – Charlotte Jacobs, of Boca Raton, Fla., died April 2. She was the wife of Albert Jordan Jacobs for 60 years. Born May 25, 1929 in Providence, to the late Cyrus and Sadie (Berkowitz) Bander, she lived with her husband in Boca Raton for the past 14 years.
A 1946 Hope High School graduate, she attended the University of Rhode Island. She chauffeured her children to myriad lessons, sports and activities. A Cub Scout den mother for many years, she was active at her children’s schools.
After her children left for college, she became a licensed real estate agent and an entrepreneur.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Sharon Jacobs Brown, Esq. and her husband Ronald B. Brown, Esq.; Bradley S. Jacobs and his wife Lamia and Theodore R. Jacobs, M.D. and his wife, Esther Chaffee. She leaves her grandchildren Pamela and Zachary Brown, Yasmina, Juliana, Emily Rose and Melissa Jacobs and Heather Chaffee and her husband Chris Karp; her great-grandchild Oliver Chaffee, a niece, two nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brothers Howard M. Bander and Sheldon Bander and her sister Doris (Bander) Symanski, her husband Walter and their son Joseph.
Contributions may be made to The Arthritis Foundation.
YONKERS, N.Y. – Beverly Kupchan died March 26. She was the wife of the late Dr. Jerome Kupchan. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Mischa and Maryasa Meister.
She is survived by her children Marshall Kupchan and his wife Judy of Skokie, Ill., Eileen Kupchan Benes of Forest Hills, N.Y. and Dr. Audrey Kupchan and her husband Sam Havens of Barrington; her sister Sonnie Greenberg and her grandchildren Noam Kupchan and his wife Shuli, Rebecca Kupchan, Jeremy Benes, Dan DeLuca and David DeLuca.
Contributions may be made to Lincoln Park Jewish Center, 311 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, NY 10704.
EAST GREENWICH – Robert Reuter died March 29. Born in Providence, a son of the late Theodore and Dena (Gorden) Reuter, he had lived in Warwick for 27 years.
He was an accountant with Sinel Wilfand & Vinci CPAs, Inc., for 27 years. He served in the R.I. Army National Guard.
He was the brother of Stanley R. Reuter and his wife Joan of East Greenwich and Anna Reuter of Palo Alto, Calif.; uncle of David, Melissa and Molly and great-uncle of Jonathan and Orson. He was the companion of the late Agnes Tatro.
Contributions may be made to The Seasons, 5 St. Elizabeth Way, East Greenwich, RI 02818 or the charity of one’s choice.