Elaine Kroll, 90


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Elaine Kroll passed away Sept. 18.  She was the wife of the late Sanford I. Kroll.  She was born in Providence, the daughter of the late Samuel and Ethel (Pokier) Lipson. 


She graduated from Pembroke College in Brown University in 1948.

Elaine was a lifetime member of Hadassah, where she was awarded the Presidential Award; the National Council of Jewish Women; and the RI Jewish Historical Association.  She was also on the board of trustees of the Sisterhood of Temple Emanu-El.

She is survived by her daughters Joan Shook (Gary) of Waterford, Connecticut, and Carol Kroll Kahn (Robert L. Renck, Jr.) of Providence; brother Malcolm Lipson of Johnston; grandchildren Geoffrey and Joshua Cushner; and great-grandchildren Noah, Julianna, Eila and Miriam Cushner.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Elaine and Sanford Kroll Fund, at the Jewish Federation Foundation, 401 Elmgrove Ave, Providence, RI  02906 or the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island 85 Taft Ave., Providence, RI 02906.