PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Mildred Handel died on Oct. 6. She was the wife of the late Beatrice Kelich; they were together for 50 years. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of the late Chaim and Anna (Feldman) Kuchuck.
Mildred was a social worker for Jewish Home for the Aged in Rhode Island and a teacher for handicapped children in New Jersey. She was also socially and politically active and won the Victim Advocacy Award from the state of New Jersey. She wrote plays and musicals for the Leisure Club at the Jewish Community Center. She was a beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
She is survived by her daughter Linda Handel; brother Arthur Kuchuck (Judith); grandchildren Joshua Waldman (Lily) and Jenna Waldman (Wesley); and great-grandchildren Ervanny Astari Waldman, Ronen Klimczak and Asher Klimczak.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Steere House, 100 Borden St., Providence, RI 02903.