Steven Perler, 73


WEST WARWICK, R.I. – Steven R. Perler died Aug. 17 at home. He was the beloved husband of Leona R. (Ribeiro) Perler for 49 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Jacob and Jeanette (Ades) Perler, he had lived in Warwick and West Warwick for the past 20 years.  

He was an accountant/business manager for WPRO Radio in Rhode Island, WBAP Radio in Fort Worth, Texas, WTNH TV in New Haven, Connecticut, and WFSB TV in Hartford, Connecticut, retiring in 2009. Steven was a graduate of Cranston East High School, class of ’63 and Johnson and Wales Jr. College, class of ’65.  He enjoyed playing golf, bowling and fishing. 

He was the devoted father of Bryan M. Perler and his wife, Jennifer, of Scotch Plains, New Jersey; Stacey L. Curtin and her husband, Peter, of Thousand Oaks, California; and Suzanne A. Perler at home. He was the dear brother of Arleen Jacobson and her husband, Marvin, of Cranston; and Marjorie DiMuccio and her husband, Phillip, of Warwick. He was the loving grandfather of Jack, Ana, Harry, Leah, Hannah and Ethan.