Richard Schreibman, a third-generation jeweler, died on Oct. 20. He was 78 years old.
Schreibman’s grandparents were watchmakers and jewelry manufacturers in Poland. They emigrated to the U.S. in 1931 and, with Richard’s parents Edith and Alvin, established a jewelry business in Cleveland that is now Alson Jewelers.
The family business, which later included Richard and his siblings Larry and Marcia, developed a regional chain of jewelry stores in Ohio called Alvin’s Jewelers. Today, Alson Jewelers is a high-end jewelry store and is run by Richard’s sons David and Chad.
Richard is survived by his wife, Barbara, five children, and 13 grandchildren.
“Richard was admired by his family and friends for his kindness, his sincerity, his generosity of spirit, his positive attitude, and the adorable twinkle in his eye,” reads the obituary provided by his family. “Richard was unconditionally committed to his family, as he felt family came first. He forever gave his support and guidance not only to his children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, but also to his community. He was a man who constantly led by example and set the moral compass for generations to come.”
Donations may be made to the Barbara & Richard Schreibman’s Grandchildren Art & Crafts Fund (care of Menorah Park Foundation, 27100 Cedar Rd, Beachwood, Ohio 44122) or the Seidman Cancer Center (care of the University Hospitals of Cleveland, 11100 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44106).
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