Samuel L. Torman, 80


CRANSTON, R.I. – Samuel L. Torman died April 12, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Lois Barbara (Weiss) Torman. They were married for 55 years.

Born in Providence, a son of the late David and Lena (Bander) Torman, he had lived in Cranston for 51 years.

He was the Insurance Commissioner for the State of Rhode Island for more than 35 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of Temple Am David, South Providence Hebrew Free Loan Association and the Southeastern New England Antique Dealer Association. He volunteered as a driver for Kosher Meals On Wheels.

He was the devoted father of Hal Torman and his wife, Tina, of Reading, Mass., Bruce Torman and his wife, Elaine, of Cranston, and Roberta Torman of Mandeville, La. Dear brother of the late Herman Torman and Evelyn Fine. The loving grandfather of Rachel, Susan, Emily, Jennifer and Elena.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Louis & Goldie Chester Full Plate Kosher Food Pantry, 100 Niantic Ave., Providence, R.I. 02907.