BARRINGTON, R.I. – Joel Zvi Prohofsky died March 18, 2023, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Shana (Woodman) Prohofsky for 22 years. Born in Lafayette, Indiana, a son of Susan (Shapiro) Prohofsky of Sarasota, Florida, and the late Earl Prohofsky, he had lived in Barrington for five years, previously living in Naples, Italy. Joel was a civilian attorney for the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Temple Emanu-El, Providence.
He was the devoted father of Eli and Leo Prohofsky. He was the dear brother of Allen Prohofsky and his wife, Judy, of Carmichael, California, David Prohofsky and his wife, Catherine, of St. Johns, Florida, and Rebecca Lerner and her husband, Enrique, of Chesterfield, Missouri. He was the cherished uncle of 11 nieces and nephews.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 3004, Warwick, RI 02886.