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FISHMAN, Irving Of Newton, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2014. Irving served as a State Representative from 1963 1968 and as a State Senator from 1971 1974 in the districts of Newton, Brookline and Watertown, MA. He was a talented jazz saxophone and clarinet player, a lifelong scholar of history, religion, philosophy, poetry & art. As a graduate of B.U and Harvard Law Schools, he was driven to make a positive difference in the world through politics. A committed Democrat, Irving was the first Massachusetts politician to take a stand against the Vietnam War. Irving was a multi-faceted man with a great sense of humor, sharp intellect and many talents. He was also a devoted family man and enjoyed years of world travel and his homes in Palm Beach, FL and Weston, MA with his late wife, Irma (Mishara) Fishman. His family includes his daughter, Beth Fishman and her husband Fred Bellows of Concord, and the late Glenn M. Fishman. Loving grandfather of Lillian and Grant, dear brother of the late Alice Wolf, the late Geraldine Landers and Iris Sax. Fond uncle to his nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be at Chevra Shaas Cemetery, 776 Baker St., West Roxbury on Thursday, January 9 at 1:00pm. Due to the cold winter weather, friends are welcome to only attend the memorial gathering at Boylston Place, 615 Heath St., Chestnut Hill on Thursday, January 9, from 2:00-400pm. Levine Chapels, Brookline www.levinechapels.com 617-277-8300
Published in The Boston Globe from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2014
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