Beatrice Hohenemser, 89


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Beatrice K. Hohenemser of Providence died March 5 at the Greenville Nursing Center.

She was the wife of the late Manfred Hohenemser and the daughter of the late Benjamin and Eva (Knopow) Pickar. She was a resident of the East Side of Providence for 68 years, as well as a resident of the City of Warwick, living at Wethersfield Commons for 20 years. She was the owner of Southern Textile located on South Main St., Providence; she was a bookkeeper for the Department of the Navy, Quonset Naval Base, North Kingstown, R.I., as well as the co-owner of Twin Vending Service Co., with her husband for 33 years. She was a graduate of Hope High School, Class of 1942. She was a former member of Temple Emanu-el and its sisterhood. She was a member of B’Nai Brith, Hadassah, and the Cranston Senior Guild. She was a  Weight Watchers lecturer in R.I. in the 1970s, known for classes with no less than 100 people in each class. She also volunteered at the Miriam Hospital Emergency Room, working with stroke victims.

Mother of Robyn Hohenemser-Golden and husband Jeffrey of Cranston, Brina Herskovits and husband Zvi of East Brunswick, N.J., and Marsha Addessi and husband Frank of Cranston. She was the sister of the late Ruth Rosen and Roselyn Hope Knopow. She was the grandmother of Chava, Julia, Erica, Mya, Michelle, Eli and Ashely and was a great-grandmother of seven.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s CURE Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 2543, Providence, RI or