October 12, 1927 - May 18, 2013
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Long-time resident of Beverly Hills, Irwin passed away Saturday from Alzheimer's disease. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Irwin was born in 1927 in the Bronx, New York City, where he was raised. He was a graduate of Bronx High School of Science, City College of New York and Northwestern University School of Medicine, and was a member of the Alpha Omega Honorary Medical Fraternity. He performed his internship and residency in New York and Chicago. He served honorably as a physician and Captain in the United States Air Force, stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska. He practiced medicine as a cardiologist for more than 40 years as a partner in the Southern California Permanente Medical Group at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Los Angeles, where he directed the Cardiac Care Unit and headed the cardiac fellowship program. He also served as an Associate Professor on the University of Southern California faculty, teaching medical residents at County USC Medical Center. In 1966 he married the former Nancy Smiler of Minneapolis, a writer. They have two sons, Matthew and Daniel. He will be deeply missed. May memories of him forever be a blessing. Besides his wife and sons, he is survived by his daughter-in-law Dana, granddaughter Mira, and sisters-in-law Gail Steinberg and Maurine Meleck.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to OPICA Adult Care Center, 11759 Missouri Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025, or PACER Center, 8161 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, MN 55437.
Services will be held Monday, May 20, 2013, at 3:00 p.m., Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, 6001 W. Centinella Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from May 19 to May 20, 2013