CRANSTON, R.I. – Farrel A. Jaffa died Sept. 16 at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Providence, son of the late Donald and Jean (Moverman) Jaffa, he was a longtime resident of Cranston.
After decades running his own dealership, Prime Auto, Farrel was a salesman for Courtesy Kia Mitsubishi for 21 years. Farrel was a Marine veteran, serving stateside. He attended the University of Rhode Island and was a traveling soccer coach for Cranston East, where he cherished coaching his own son. Farrel served as a beloved mentor to many of the young men he coached as well as countless up and coming salespeople.
He was the devoted father of Raquel Jaffa Kumes and her husband, Thomas, of Cranston and the late Sloan Miles Jaffa. He was the dear brother of Lesley Nan Haberman and her husband, Robert, of New York City. He was the loving grandfather of Tatum and Dylan. He was the adored uncle of Harley and Ally, and great-uncle of Charlotte and Jack. He was the cherished cousin and best friend of Howard Brynes.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Cranston Animal Shelter, 920 Phenix Ave., Cranston, RI 02921, and the Dialysis Center of Providence, 9 Plenty Street Providence, RI 02907.