Warwick, RI – Nathan “Nat” Safferson, 89, of Warwick, died February 5, 2014, at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Sylvia (Barr) Safferson for 55 years. Born in Boston, Mass., a son of the late Paul and Anna (Glickman) Safferson, he had lived in Warwick since 1958.

He was a manager for the former Virginia Dare and Peerless Stores for 50 years, retiring in 1993.

He was a WW-II Army veteran serving in the European Theater. He was with General Patton and the 188th Engineering Unit liberating the prisoners in Buchenwald. He was a member of Touro Fraternal Association, Temple Torat Yisrael and its Men’s Club, Jewish War Veterans Post 23 and volunteered for the Jewish Seniors Agency, delivering gifts. Father of Paul Safferson and his wife Rivka of Oakton, Va. and Rona Stein and her husband Michael of Framingham, Mass. Brother of Sylvia Terban of Randolph, MA. Grandfather of Alan, Ben, Jessica and Danielle.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Home & Hospice Care of R.I. or Temple Torat Yisrael.