Irwin Shulkin, 93

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CRANSTON, R.I. – Irwin Shulkin passed away peacefully on Feb. 8 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (Tobin) Shulkin. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, a son of the late Mitchell and Rose (Livingston) Shulkin, he lived in Cranston for 65 years.

Irwin was a proud WWII Navy veteran, serving in Pacific Theater. He was the co-founder of the Allen Pen Co. Irwin was a former member of Temple Sinai, Temple Beth Torah and Sons of Abraham. He was a member of the Masons Roosevelt Lodge. Irwin started a blood bank, serving hospitals in Rhode Island, which preceded the RI Blood Center.

He was the devoted father of Lori Lowinger and her husband, Daniel, of Cranston and the late Nancy (Shulkin) Rabinowitz. He was the loving grandfather of Nicholas. He was the dear brother of the late Arnold Shulkin, Harriet Gorfine, Inez Cramer and Mildred Kupsenel. He was the adoring uncle of Bethany Gorfine Stirbl.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Gotta Have Sole Foundation, P.O. Box 8379, Cranston, RI 02920.