Irving Gozonsky died on February 23, 2013, surrounded by his loving family, after a brave battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). He was the devoted husband of Dee Gozonsky and terrific father of 3 children, Anne Gozonsky Zaccardo, Mark Gozonsky, and Lisa Gozonsky Devine; devoted grandfather of Michael, Sarah, Lilly, Claire, Jack and Matt; father-in-law of Stephanie Astrow and Steve Devine.
Born in Laconia, New Hampshire, on August 20, 1932, he was the son of Ida and Aaron Gozonsky. He attended Laconia High School, received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1954, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant during the Korean War. During Irv's business career, he worked as a marketing executive for Bristol-Meyers, Warner-Lambert, and Goody Products. He was also a marketing consultant for several years after retirement. Irv was an active member of Temple B'Nai Or in Morristown, NJ and served as its president from 1991 to 1993.
Irv is remembered by family and friends for his dedication to them, and for his integrity, open-mindedness, and perceptiveness. He thoroughly enjoyed bowling, tennis and bicycling, and was an enthusiastic traveler and ardent Red Sox fan. Along with his wife of 58 years, he is survived by his sister, Mary Freidman, and brother, Edwin Gozonsky; he is predeceased by his brothers Abraham, Charles, and Moses.
Donations in Irv's memory can be made to CurePSP, 30 E. Padonia Road, Suite 201, Timonium, MD 21093-9923. Services will be held today at 12:30 at Temple Bnai Or, 60 Overlook Rd. in Morristown with arrangements by J.L. Apter Memorial Chapels of Dover. For more information, please call (983)366-1700
Published in Daily Record on Feb. 25, 2013