Gerald Kasten, 85


EAST GREENWICH, R.I. – Gerald (Jerry) Kasten died on Jan. 6, 2023, at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. He was the beloved husband of Ruth (Rahm) Kasten for 30 years. Born in Brooklyn, New York, a son of the late Louis Kasten and Hannah (Mathisson) Kasten, he had lived in East Greenwich for 30 years, previously a longtime resident of Framingham, Massachusetts.

Jerry was a technical documentation manager at Digital Equipment Corporation, in Massachusetts, for many years, retiring in 1992. He continued to work as a software developer after that, and he enjoyed working independently on software development. He loved traveling overseas with his wife, Ruth, playing chess with his nephew, Glenn Kasten, and doting on his grandchildren.

He was the devoted father of Sheryl (Kasten) Caissie and her husband, Brian Caissie, of Alva, Florida; Lawrence Kasten and his wife, Jill Kasten, of Worcester, Massachusetts; and Susan (Kasten) Abrahams and her husband, David Abrahams, of Austin, Texas. He was the loving stepfather of Adam Alper and his wife, Kim Sinclair, of Randolph, Massachusetts, and Jen Zinno and her husband, Matt Zinno, of Sharon, Massachusetts.

He was the dear brother of the late Matthew Kasten. He was the loving grandfather of Daniel and Sarah Caissie; Joshua, Hannah, Avery and Levi Kasten; Samuel and the late Harry Abrahams; Elizabeth, Jacob and Thomas Zinno.

Contributions may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness,, or Congregation Beth David,

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