Stanley Blacher, 95


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Stanley P. Blacher passed away on Aug. 7 after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Harry and Bertha (Adler) Blacher of Providence and the dear husband of Marcia (Cohan) Blacher for over 72 years. He is also survived by their two sons Richard E. Blacher and John M. Blacher, of Providence, in whom he took great pride. He was the president of Blacher Brothers, Inc., which was comprised of manufacturing and real estate businesses.

Stanley was very active in community affairs. He was a member of the Capital Center Commission and served as a member and then chairman of the Providence Redevelopment Agency for almost 20 years. He was a former treasurer and life governor of The Miriam Hospital Foundation and a life trustee of The Miriam Hospital. He was also a member of the corporation of the RI Hospital and a life trustee of the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine in Denver, Colorado. He served on the board of Fleet National Bank for many years and numerous other committees and boards to which he gave much time and dedication.

Stanley was a member of the University Club and a lifelong member of Ledgemont Country Club, co-founded by his father, where he enjoyed many rounds of golf with his wife and family and congenial friends.

A graduate of Brown University, Class of 1947, Stanley proudly “walked down the hill” as a Class Marshal in the Brown University Commencement Procession at his 70th class reunion.

Stanley’s family would like to extend their deepest gratitude for the extraordinary care and kindness provided by the exceptional staff of the Special Care Unit of The Miriam Hospital.