PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jerrold A. Salmanson died Jan. 23, 2024, at Jupiter Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of the late Diane (Salomon) Salmanson and the late Dale (Azimow) Salmanson. Born in Providence, a son of the late Charles and Hannah (Kushner) Salmanson, he had lived in Providence and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
He was the devoted father of David Salmanson and his wife, Debra, of Miami Beach, Florida, and Lauren (Salmanson) Levin and her husband, Jeffrey Levin, of Greenwich, Connecticut. He was the dear brother and brother-in-law of the late Deborah (Salmanson) and late Michael Roberts. He was the loving grandfather of Danielle, Charlie, Drew and Noa.
Jerry was regarded as a wonderful man who was loyal, dependable and rooted in family values. He was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather, who also cared deeply for his extended family, including his aunts, uncles and cousins.
Jerry was an officer in the Family business, the Adam’s Drug Co., a public company on The New York Stock Exchange, sold in 1984. From 1984 until present, he oversaw family investments as president of Salmanson Properties, which his late father Charles and his late uncle Donald, were also partners. Additionally, from 1992 to 2002, Jerry was owner and president of Anchor-Clover Chain Co, a manufacturer of base metal chains.
Jerry graduated from Boston University, School of Management in 1964. Jerry was previously a member of the Board of Trustees of the Miriam Hospital, Jewish Federation of Rhode Island, Jewish Home for the Aged and Temple Emanu-El where he had been a member for many decades. Jerry was a strong supporter of the Providence Community and many charitable organizations such as Brigham & Woman’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the Miriam Hospital, the Jewish Federation of RI and the Jewish Community Center. Jerry was a member of Frenchman’s Creek Beach and Country Club, the University Club and a former member of the Ledgemont Country Club.
Contributions may be made to the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island.