Jeffrey Bookbinder, 71


WARWICK, R.I. – Jeffrey G. Bookbinder died July 2 at home. He was the beloved husband of Joan Susan (Levine) Bookbinder for 21 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Richard and Dorothy (Zarum) Bookbinder, he had lived in Warwick for 47 years, previously living in Cranston.

He was a master plumber and pipe fitter followed by a long career as a chief estimator. Jeff was a member of Temple Torat Yisrael and Touro Fraternal Association. He was a master orchid grower and a member of the Ocean State Orchid Society, where he had served as president. He enjoyed fishing, boating, golfing and vacationing in Punta Gorda, Florida.

He was the devoted father of Evan Bookbinder and wife Kelli, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Lyle Bookbinder of Tampa, Florida. He was the stepfather of Jennie Tanner and husband Russell, of Sacramento, California; and of Jonathan Kay and wife Kristin, of Easton, Massachusetts. He was the dear brother of Bruce Bookbinder and wife Suzanne, of Wrentham, Massachusetts; and Edward Bookbinder of Jamestown. He was the loving grandfather of Jacob, Elissa, Ari, Benjamin, Dylan and Riley. 

Contributions in his memory may be made to Hope Hospice, 1085 N. Main St., Providence, RI 02904 or Temple Torat Yisrael, 1251 Middle Rd., East Greenwich, RI 02818.