BARRINGTON, R.I. – Stanley Joel Kanter died peacefully on Dec. 29, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 1, 1944, in Providence to Herbert and Mae (Kasdan) Kanter.
He attended Boston University where he graduated cum laude with a degree in business administration in 1965. He received a JD from Cornell University in 1968. It was there that he met the love of his life, Madeline, to whom he was married for 54 years. He worked in real estate law for over 50 years. He received numerous honors, including being named Best Lawyer’s Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate in Providence and was a member of multiple professional organizations.
He was a wonderful and dedicated husband, father and grandfather, a role he cherished more than anything. He will be remembered for his witty sense of humor, gift for storytelling and crazy socks. He loved to read anything and everything, traveling, and also enjoyed taking glass-blowing classes at RISD. He was actively involved in the Jewish community as well as matters of conservation, serving as director then director emeritus at Grow Smart Rhode Island.
He is survived by his wife, Madeline Daub Kanter, his sons and their spouses, David Kanter and Peggy Wu, and Joshua and Sarah Kanter, and two grandchildren Natalie and Gabriel Kanter.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Stephen Kanter and parents Herbert and Mae Kanter.
Donations can be made to the Thoracic Oncology Research Fund at the Lifespan Cancer Institute, 139 Point St., Providence, RI 02903.