Gerald “Jerry” S. Goldstein


Gerald “Jerry” S. Goldstein, 92, died Thursday, August 22, 2019 at home. Jerry was the beloved husband of the late Joan (Efros) Goldstein.

Born in Chelsea, Mass., a son of the late Louis and Phyllis Goldstein, he had lived in Cranston, previously a longtime resident of Warwick.

Jerry was the founder, president and treasurer of Town & Country Cleansers in Warwick and East Providence and owner, president and treasurer of Kent Cleansers in Cranston and Providence. He was also founder and past owner of the former Deli On The Square in Providence and Town Uniform Rentals in Warwick. Jerry graduated from RI State College (now URI) with a Bachelor of Science in business administration.

Jerry was a civic leader and active in his community, serving the public in a variety of ways including minority leader for 16 years for Warwick City Council and served on every committee, member of the RI Coastal Resources Management Council, former assistant secretary for Better Business Bureau of RI, co-founder and president of RI Citizens for Clean Water, past member of the Advisory Board for RI Department of Employment Security, former member of Warwick Crime Commission, past vice chairman for Kent County Cancer Crusade, member of the Warwick Rotary Club, member of the Palestine Temple of Shrine and board member for the RI State Relations Board.

He is survived by his daughter, Jill.

Funeral services and shiva were private.

His daughter would like to give a special thank you to his family physician and staff, devoted friends, in-home caregivers and Beacon Hospice nurses and staff.


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