Daniel D. Pearlman

Date of Passing:

February 18, 2013

Pearlman, Daniel, D., 77, of Blackstone Blvd., died unexpectedly on February 18, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Sandra Lee (Plewniak) Pearlman.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, a son of the late Hyman and Sallie (Gerschgal) Pearlman, he lived in Providence for 29 years.

Mr. Pearlman was a Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Rhode Island where he taught for 25 years. He also was a professional short story and fiction writer while teaching and in his retirement. He was a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He enjoyed weight lifting for the past 20 years.

Besides his wife of 37 years, he is survived by a daughter; Alison Pearlman of Los Angeles, CA, two sisters; Lorraine Baruch of Catawissa, PA and Ellen Kommel of Dix Hills, NY and two brothers; Myron Pearlman of Cranbrook, NJ and Larry Pearlman of Long Island, NY.

A Memorial Service will be held at a date and time to be announced.

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  1. I had the honor of being a student in Professor Pearlman’s class on The Holocaust when I attended URI. I still have and treasure the class notes from those years ago; I recall he told the class of his adventures in the Peace Corps, seeking shelter in unexpected places at night in Africa; it prompted a poem which I shared with him; more importantly, I share what I learned from his amazing class, with students and others, about how Ordinary Men can become blind followers of authority to give rise to what is unspeakable; I am grateful to have been taught at the feet of Professor Pearlman.
    Job 14:7-15 -until then, sending comfort and care to his dear family.

  2. Sandro, moje kondolencje. Życzę te długiego, dobrego życia. Proszę o kontakt jeśli chcesz.

  3. This is the first I’ve heard of Dan’s passing. Any words from me now are long overdue, and there is too much to say that cannot be written here. Sandy, are you there? I can be reached at [email protected]

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