Ruth Gershman, 105


WARWICK, R.I. – Ruth Davis “Mema” Gershman, having lived a full life, faded away at the age of 105 years on  May 12 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center.

She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Gershman. Born in Providence, a daughter of Nathan and Rebecca (Goldsmith) Davis, she was a resident of Warwick for more than 40 years, previously living in Providence.

She was a clerk for RI Family Court for 13 years, retiring in 1979. She was a member of Temple Emanu-El, Hadassah, Miriam Hospital Woman’s Auxilury, Eastern Star, and the former JHA Women’s Association. Ruth graduated Hope High School, class of ’31.

She was the devoted mother of Judith Goodman and her husband, Norman, of Warwick, and Pamela Cohen and her husband, Joel, of Warwick, .  She was the dear sister of the late Judge Louis Davis, Dinah Sholovitz, Gladyce Davis, Sylvia Kirshenbaum, and Miriam Feinstein. She was the loving grandmother of Linda Weisman and her husband, Bruce, of Warwick and Andrew Goodman of Boston, Massachusetts. She was the cherished great-grandmother of Stacey Boisvert and her husband, Brett, of Framingham, Massachusetts, and the adored great-great-grandmother of Nathan Joseph.

Contributions in her memory can be made to Jewish Collaborative Services, 1165 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904, or Hope Hospice, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904, or the charity of your choice.

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