Sydney Bander, 95


WARWICK, R.I. – Sydney Bander passed away on Feb. 24, 2023, at his home. He was the beloved husband of the late Mildred (Servita) Bander. Born in Providence, a son of Samuel and Sandie (Goldstein) Bander, he had lived in Warwick for seven years, previously living in Boynton Beach, Florida.  

He owned the former Syd Bander Discount Jewelry Co. and worked for various prime manufacturers in the jewelry industry, retiring in 1993. Sydney was a founding member of Temple Sinai and a member of Touro Fraternal Association.  He enjoyed staying active, playing sports such as tennis, golf, bowling, horseback riding and downhill skiing.  Sydney also enjoyed playing bridge and other card games with friends.  He was an animal lover as well.   

He was the devoted father of Scott Bander and his wife, Susan, of Naples, Florida, and Howard Bander of Warwick.  He was the dear brother of the late Frances Gerstenblatt.  He was the loving grandfather of Adam and Gregory.

Contributions may be made to the Rhode Island SPCA, 186 Amaral St., Riverside, RI 02915 via

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