Alfred Elman, 83


Wakefield, R.I. – Alfred Elman died Aug. 4 at home. He was the beloved husband of Janet (Bernardo) Elman for 35 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Samuel and Eva (Goldman) Elman, he had lived in Wakefield, previously residing in Warwick. He was the former owner of Mount Pleasant Hardware in Providence, founded by his father Sam in 1923. He was a Korean conflict veteran, serving stateside and in North Africa. He was a member of Redwood Lodge of the Masons for more than 50 years. He had a pilot’s license and a Coast Guard sailing license.

Devoted father of Wendy Elman and her partner Carolyn Pittis of Hastings, N.Y., Darcy Elman and her husband William Gulland of Sunnyvale, Calif., David Elman of Palm Springs, Calif., and Tara Buonaiuto and her husband Brian of Wesley Chapel, Fla. Dear brother of Trudy Kramer of Avon, Conn., and the late Frances Israel and Barbara Gilson. Loving grandfather of Kaia, Ava and Jack. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.