Jason Blank, 79


WARWICK, R.I. – Jason Lewis Blank died Nov. 16. He was the husband of Myra (Stein) Blank; they were happily married for 54 years. He was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, the son of the late Eli and Sadie (Skup) Blank. 

He  graduated from Harvard University and Boston University. He was a sociology professor at Rhode Island College for more than 50 years and was the president of the RIC AFT Union. He was a Shriner and a Mason. He was a member of Temple Beth Am Beth David. 

He is survived by his sons David Blank-Edelman and his spouse, Cindy; Steven Edelman-Blank and his spouse; Deborah; sister Charlotte Katz; and grandchildren Elijah Blank-Edelman and Chloe Edelman-Blank; as well as many friends. He was the brother of the late Leatrice Chafetz and Frances Friedman. 

Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice