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Robert Leonard Shaffer

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91, died Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Hospice by the Sea. He was the beloved husband of the late Thelma (Goldberg) Shaffer. Born in Providence, a son of the late Harry and Edith (Hazen) Shaffer, he had lived in Pawtucket for 65 years before moving to Florida. He was a furniture retailer in Pawtucket for 54 years. Robert was a World War II Coast Guard veteran. He was a member and past Commander of the Jewish War Veteran's Post 406, member of the Mason-Jenks Lodge #24 and the Elks Club, all in Pawtucket. In Florida, Robert was a member of the Coronado Ocean Club and Social Chairman for 9 years and board member for 8 years. Devoted father of Richard Shaffer of Burlington, MA and the late Steven Shaffer. Dear step-father of Joann Friedman of New York City, NY and Debra Leff of Atlanta, GA. Loving grandfather of Ezra, Rebekah, Adina, Sarah, and Sasha. Cherished great-grandfather of Shira. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick, RI. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to , 931 Jefferson Blvd., Ste. 3004, Warwick, RI 02886. Shiva will be private. For online condolences, please visit ShalomMemorialChapel.com.
Published in The Providence Journal on Sept. 12, 2018
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