Edward Safire, 91, of Cedar Pond Dr., died March 15, 2012 at Kent Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Wilma (Holland) Safire.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of the late Samuel and Rose (Melnickoff) Safire, he had lived in Warwick for 33 years, previously residing in Scranton, Pa. Ed was the plant manager of the former Artmold Products in Cranston for 15 years. He formerly owned an automobile dealership.
Ed was a World War II Army veteran, serving as a captain in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of Temple Torat Yisrael and its Men’s Club, Touro Fraternal Association and the Masons. He was an active volunteer at the RI Food Bank.
He was the devoted father of Eric Safire of San Francisco, Calif., Roberta Jan Safire and her husband, Daniel, of Mamaroneck, N.Y. and Susan Beth Ricciardi and her husband, Joseph, of Smithville, N.J.; loving grandfather of five; and adored companion of Lois Blazer of Warwick.
Funeral services were held March 18 in Temple Torat Yisrael, 330 Park Ave., Cranston. Shiva was observed at his late residence March 18 and 19.
Contributions may be made to Temple Torat Yisrael. Arrangements made by Shalom Memorial Chapel, Cranston.