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GREENSPAN, IVAN, 84, died Sunday, January 12, 2014.

He was born in New York, NY on December 27, 1929, graduated from Long Island University and served in the Army from 1951-1953. Ivan married Reneé Graver in 1955 and moved to Louisville, where he was employed as an accountant for Welenken and Masters, ASA, CPA. In 1963 he was hired by his good friend and mentor, Stanley Yarmuth, as controller of National Auto Sales, which later became National Industries, Inc.

Ivan served as treasurer and vice president of the conglomerate until 1977, at which time he became director of mergers-acquisitions for the First National Bank. He was a long standing member and board member of Standard Country Club and a staunch supporter and season ticket holder of UofL athletics for 50 years.

Ivan is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Reneé; son, Andrew (Ellen), daughters, Susan Jaffe and Marcy Grossman (Ken); his 12 grandchildren, Emily and Jamey Eckstein, Amy and Brook Greenspan, E.J., Evan and Eden Henricks, Jack and Ethan Grossman, and David and Rebecca Jaffe (fiancé, Per Svensson) Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Ave., with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 2 p.m.

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Published in The Courier-Journal on Jan. 14, 2014
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