WARWICK, R.I. – Robert T. Halpert passed peacefully with his loving wife and daughter by his side on April 8, 2023, at the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. He was the beloved and devoted husband of Naomi (Finkel) Halpert. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late David and Etta (Blumenthal) Halpert. He had lived in Warwick for the last seven years, previously living in Newburyport, Massachusetts, for 25 years and Providence for 49 years. He was an incredibly talented home chef; he was devoted to making sure his family was as well fed as they were loved.
He was a quality control manager for Electronic Products in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and a quality manager for TCI in Warwick. But his true passion was fulfilled when he owned and operated the Park Ave Deli in Cranston. He made almost every item on the menu by hand and was sure to leave his family a collection of recipes of his personal favorites.
While Bob was a talented chef and engineer, he made sure to find time to support and be present for his wife, Naomi. He was a former vice president of Camp JORI, where Naomi was a nurse. He made sure to make the trip every single day that she was there to be there at night. He was a founding member of the JCC Summer Canteen and a co-founder of Mystery BUFFS of RI at the Rochambeau Library and JCC with his cousin, Violet. Bob was a former vice president of RIJCC, a twice-elected president and a perpetual board member of Touro Fraternal, as well as a president and regional vice-president of ULPS, and a vice president of the Friends of Newburyport Library. He was a dedicated founder and troop leader for Boy Scout Pack 104. He was a 1,000-hour volunteer of Joppa Flats MASS Audubon, the RI Radio and Northeastern for Education, and a member of the Conservation Commission in Newburyport.
Aside from his incredibly devoted wife, Naomi, Bob is survived by his doting daughter, Melissa Halpert, of Cumberland, and his darling grandchildren, Kayla and Zachary. He was predeceased by his beloved son, David Halpert.
Contributions may be made to the HopeHealth Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.