Arthur Fixler, 91


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Arthur I. Fixler passed away Jan. 17. He was the beloved husband of the late Ruth (Cohen) Fixler. Born in the Bronx, New York, he graduated from New York University and received a J.D. degree from NYU School of Law.

He was the devoted son of the late Sol and Fannie (Rosenhaus) Fixler, and the brother of the late Thelma (Fixler) Feldman and Stanley Feldman.

After practicing law in New York City, Arthur moved to Rhode Island in 1972, working as a tax and estate planning attorney for several Providence firms. Arthur was a past vice president of the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island, a past chairman of the Jewish Federation’s Endowment Committee, a past president of the Holocaust Education and Resource Center of Rhode Island and received the 2007 Never Again Award. Arthur was also a board member of the Bureau of Jewish Education, Jewish Seniors Agency and Heritage Harbor.

Arthur was a beloved member of Temple Emanu-El, serving on its board and exuberantly performing in its Purim Spiel.

Arthur lived life to the fullest and enthusiastically participated in many activities. His greatest enjoyment and accomplishment was being the much-loved Papa to all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; they will miss him greatly.

He is survived by his daughter Nancy Abrams and her husband, Paul; his son David Fixler and his wife, Renee; beloved grandchildren Matthew Abrams and his wife, Shayna, Zachary Abrams and his wife, Dianna, Benjamin Abrams, Jared Fixler, and Wesley Fixler; great-grandchildren Tristen, Arianna, Caleb, Lillian and Dalya Abrams. He is also survived by daughter Masha Traber and husband, Bernhard and longtime partner Maxine Goldin.

Contributions may be made to the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center, 401 Elmgrove Ave., Providence, RI 02906.