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Irv was a really great friend and always was quick to laugh at my lame jokes. Rest in peace old friend.
Irv and I kept contact through the years sharing the fishing industry as our common ground. Always fun to talk with Irv. He was quick with a smile, and I looked forward to our paths crossing. I wish the best for his family and know that he is already missed by this classmate.
Irv was always one of my favorite people. One of the friendliest, nicest people I've ever known. RIP.
I have known Irv since early in grade school. I remember going to his house for Birthday parties, etc. Irv never had a bad thing to say about anyone. This a a big loss.
Irv and I grew up in Crown Hill. Great guy who always had a smile on his face and a big laugh. Good athlete too...Didn't know he was ill. So sad for Marilyn and kids loss. 35 yrs of marriage. A lasting legacy!
Even though I wasn't a close friend of Irv's, I knew him since his family had moved onto 14th street just a little ways down from our Elementary School, Crown Hill. At Ingraham, he came out for the soccer team and proved to be a very good goalie for not having touched a soccer ball prior to our junior year. I had a "small world" experience with him about 15 months after we had graduated from Ingraham. I was in Hawaii with a friend whom I had met at the UW, strolling down Waikiki Beach (kicking a soccer ball) and we happened upon Irv and another IHS grad, Gary Covich (also a soccer team goaltender) just hanging out on their beach towels (interestingly, another 100 yards further down the beach were IHS grads Carol Kingman and Maryanne Perkowski enjoying the last weeks of summer in the islands before school started back up) We chatted and Irv invited us to come by that night to one of the hot spots of Waikiki night life, where he was a bartender. How does a just turned 19 year old kid get a gig as bartender at one of the hottest spots in Honolulu? It was impressive, and my friend and I drank Singapore Slings for free that night, well into the wee hours. At the time, a $5 tip seemed like a fortune, though a dozen free Slings probably called for better than that. I owe you Irv.
It is always sad to see one of your classmates go. I guess the whole idea of reflecting on my own mortality. Irv did have a great smile and was nice to everyone. He was super talented and I am sure his family will miss him greatly. My sympathy to his family and close friends.
I was at Crown Hill, Marcus Whitman and Ingraham with Irv. I haven't spent much time with him over the years but remember him well and always considered him a friend. I was saddened and felt a loss at hearing of his passing. Deepest condolenses to his family, he will be missed.
Pamela MacGeorge (Lee)
My husband Jim and I happen to be in Hawaii, an appropriate place to raise our glasses in honor of Irv and on this day of his memorial service. Many of us, including Cathy Barich (Powers) and I, have fun stories crossing paths with Irv while in Hawaii. Our class has prematurely lost a vibrant classmate. He was full of spontaneous humor, always had a twinkle in his eye and bounce in his step. There was never a lack of laughter when he was around. He also maintained a great respect for his family, friends and culture. Our thoughts and prayers are with Marilyn and the kids and may we always smile in remembrance!