Robert W. Paul, retired president of The Jewelers Board of Trade

Robert W. Paul, 76, of Nightingale Avenue, the retired president of The Jewelers Board of Trade, Warwick, R.I., died Saturday, April 14, in Kent County Memorial Hospital, the Providence Journal reported.

He was the husband of Evelyn A. (Crawford) Paul. Born in Lynbrook, N.Y., a son of the late William D. and May (Ward) Paul, he had lived in Queens, N.Y., before moving to Warwick 35 years ago. 

He was the president of The Jewelers Board of Trade, Warwick, R.I., for 36 years before retiring in 1989. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a lieutenant on the Colahan.

He was a member of the 24kt Club of New York, and a member and past president of the Diamond Peacock Club of Boston, the Providence Jewelers’ Club, and the Boston Jewelry Club (and served as secretary and treasurer of that organization for 15 years). He was the treasurer of the Squantum Association, East Providence, a member of the Pilgrim Orchid Society, Attleboro, and a past president and current member of the board of directors of the J. Arthur Trudeau Center, a position he had held since 1974. He was inducted into the Center’s Hall of Fame in 1999. 

Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Darryl C. Paul of Coventry and Keith R. Paul of Quincy, Mass.; and a sister, Edna M. Paul of Johnston.