Obituary: Bruce Ahmadjian, 68

by | Jul 11, 2019

Bruce Ahmadjian of East Greenwich has gone to join Snoopy and Indy in heaven. He was 68 years old (March 22, 1951 to June 15, 2019). Bruce lived a full life from beginning to end.

It started with being an Eagle Boy Scott and a very popular, handsome young man who graduated from Classical High School. On the weekends, he enjoyed many Rolling Stones and Jimmy Hendrick concerts. Bruce attended URI and worked for many years with his Uncle Harold at the Kawasaki of Rhode Island.

Next he owned Jiggers Diner and Alias Smith & Jones on Main Street in East Greenwich. A good time was had by all.

Following in his father Azad’s footsteps, Bruce built a mini-real estate empire from Cranston to East Greenwich to Narragansett.

Bruce made time for many social events with his twin brother, Mark, and friends. They would dress in tuxes for the yearly Penguin Plunge and celebrated after with hot chocolate from Diana, their mother. Later they’d enjoy spicier beverages at the Narragansett Café. Mark and Bruce had fun being the Keystone Cops in their antique car at the Bristol and East Greenwich parades.

Bruce could always keep everyone laughing with his jokes and warm persona.

Bruce always enjoyed dining in East Greenwich at Pals and The Kent. Nightly he would travel with Anthony Bourdain from his cozy sofa while petting the cats.

Bruce is survived by his eternal love, Gail Roy of North Kingston; his sister Gloria Ahmadjian of Orange, Mass.; his good friend Mike Aldrich of Warwick, and many cousins.

A celebration of life is TBA.

Donations in Bruce’s memory may be sent to the South Kingston Animal Shelter, 132 Asa Pond Road, Wakefield, RI 02879 Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, Mass., is assisting the family (

As Kahlil Gibran Says:

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.


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July 11, 2019 6:15 pm

Former client…overall good guy despite his controv as owner of alias smith and jones


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