David Sloane, 85


NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. – David N. Sloane passed away Sept. 2, 2023. Born in Providence, he was the beloved husband of Joan (Ginsberg) Sloane for 62 years and a son of the late Theodore and Jeannette (Kaplan) Sloane. He lived most of his life in Pawtucket and resided in North Providence for 21 years. He was a graduate of Pawtucket West High School and served proudly in the U.S. Navy.

With a talent for sales, David took great pride in his family's store, Sloane Furniture, which his father founded, and Liberty Furniture. Later, he owned and published a local TV-Facts Magazine until his retirement, mentoring many salespeople along the way, including his niece, Susan. David was a faithful member of the Fraternal Order of Police, of Touro Fraternal Association and of the former Temple Am David, where he often joined to make a minyan. He worked passionately on all his endeavors.

David enjoyed sailing on his second love, Tranquilizer, taking family and friends out on the water to enjoy some relaxation. He took many ski trips with his dear friend, Howard, and his nephew, Michael, along with family. He diligently took out library books to teach himself all manner of renovation. Woodworking was his favorite hobby, and he shared his knowledge by teaching his cousin, Ronn, all that he knew. Annual apple picking and vacationing in Cape Cod were among his favorite family pastimes.

David was the devoted father of three daughters; Deborah and her husband, Dr. Robert Nye, of Wynnewood, Pennsylvania; Tracey and her husband, Darren Maggio, of Stoughton, Massachusetts; and Penny and her husband, Larry Andler, of Bedford, Massachusetts; cherished brother of Leon Sloane, of Cranston, and Leon’s late wife, Barbara; loving grandfather of Elizabeth and Ian; cherished uncle of Susan Sugerman, of Cranston, and Richard Sloane, of Scottsdale, Arizona.

Contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association of RI, 245 Waterman St., #306, Providence, RI 02906; The Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516; or a veterans' charity of your choice.

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