Dr. Perry Garber, 82


CRANSTON, R.I. – Perry Garber,  M.D., passed away on Jan. 23.  Husband of the late Sharon A. Garber for 51 years, Perry is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Adam Bozek of Rye, New York.  Perry was the father of the late Jolie Savdie and the brother of the late Dr. Martin Garber.  Also surviving Perry are cherished granddaughters Katherine and Abby Bozek of Rye, sister-in-law Molly Garber of Cranston, brother-in-law Joel Licker of Cranston, son-in-law Marc Savdie of Miami, Florida, and dear nieces and nephews.  

Perry was born on June 3, 1935, in Providence to the late Louis and Carrie Garber.  He put himself through Providence College and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, established his own medical practice in Cranston and trained himself to be a shrewd investor in the stock market.  Perry had a huge impact on his community.  He improved the lives of his many patients for over 50 years and was affiliated with the Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence.  Perry loved traveling throughout the world with Sharon, especially to exotic, off-the-beaten-path locations, and was conversant in over 10 languages.  He loved meeting people from diverse cultures and was extraordinarily knowledgeable about world history. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Perry’s memory can be made to the RI Community Food Bank, www.rifoodbank.org, 200 Niantic Ave., Providence, RI 02907.

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