Saul Schine, 96


FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Saul Schine died Aug. 11. He was born in Bridgeport, Conn., to Louis and Sadie Schine. He graduated from Central High School and Connecticut School of Pharmacy.

A U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater as a medic.

He married the late Pauline August in 1949.

For more than 50 years, he was the proprietor of Schine’s Pharmacy in Bridgeport. He continued to work as a pharmacist well into his 80s. After his retirement, he was a regular volunteer at the Jewish Home for the Elderly.

A devoted congregant of Rodeph Sholom Synagogue, he attended services twice daily for decades where he served as gabbai of the congregation. In recognition of his contribution to Rodeph Sholom, he was presented with its annual “Shem Tov” and was awarded a plaque in gratitude for his dedication to the daily minyan.

His three sisters, Ruth Kaschman, Henrietta Rudder and Helen Schine, predeceased him.

He is survived by three daughters and a son: Roberta Schine of New York City; Gary Schine and his wife Ellen Berlinsky of Providence, Debbie Linett and her husband Alan Linett of Sandy, Utah, Amy Schine and her husband Anthony Adrignolo of Eden, Md.; his four grandchildren: Allison Harris and her husband Trevor Harris, Eric Linett, Adam Berlinsky-Schine and Laura Berlinsky-Schine and great-grandchild Gavin Harris.

Contributions may be made to Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 2385 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604 and the Chaifetz Family Hospice in the Jewish Home for the Elderly, 175 Jefferson St., Fairfield, CT 06825.