Obituary of Allen J. Shers
Allen James Shers, 72, of Portsmouth, RI passed away on Friday, November 5, 2021 in Providence at Rhode Island Hospital, surrounded by family.
Allen was born in Berwyn, Illinois to Alphonse W. Shers and Blanche R. Shers. He went to Elmwood Park High School in Elmwood Park, Illinois and graduated in 1967. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in political science from Brown University in 1971 where he played varsity basketball and was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.
Allen worked as a real estate broker, appraiser, and consultant for 40+ years. He was active in the community serving on many boards such as the Town of Portsmouth School Committee and Portsmouth Water Board, where he was treasurer. Allen was a board member of the Newport County Board of Realtors, a past president of the Middletown Lions Club, and a past chairman of the Housing Committee for Portsmouth RI Comprehensive Plan.
Allen is survived by his loving wife Regina (Faerber), his son Kevin, daughter-in-law Kate, grandchildren Lucas and Anna, sister Dawn Maitz, brother-in-law Sam Maitz and nephew Lee Gracey, all of whom will miss him greatly.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Rd, Portsmouth, RI. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Potter League for Animals, 87 Oliphant Ln, Middletown, RI 02842, or by visiting www.potterleague.org/donate
Mass of Christian Burial
Burial will be private.
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