Juri Saarmaa, 74, passed away on Oct. 24, 2012, at the Sunny View Nursing Home in Warwick. He was the husband of Elli (Jansson) Saarmaa of Coventry. Born in Tallinn, Estonia, he was the son of the late Jaan and Linda (Uudekul) Saarmaa.
He was an avid fan of sports, cookbooks and cooking shows, and enjoyed walking his dog Orio. After a career with Citibank in New York, he spent much of his retirement living in Estonia with his wife Elli.
He is survived by a son, Erik Saarmaa and wife Jody of Boston and Jamestown. He is predeceased by a brother, Tonu Saarmaa.
A life celebration took place at Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery in North Kingstown.