Irvin was born on January 20th, 1932, the son of Samuel and Rose Kamenir. Irvin practiced orthodontics in Akron, Ohio from 1961 to 1997.
Irvin is survived by his son, Scott B. Kamenir; grandson, Owen R. Kamenir; brother, Bernard Kamenir (Sedell); nephews, Jeff Kamenir (Cheryl) and their children Rachel and Marissa, Steven Kamenir, M.D. (Alana) and their children Hanna and Maya; niece, Lynn Buchinsky (Roy, M.D.) and their children Danielle, David, and Rachel.
Irvin served his country in the U.S. Army as a Captain from 1956 to 1958, and was honorably discharged in 1958. Irvin was a diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics, a member of the Tweed Foundation for Orthodontic Research, and a member of the major dental and orthodontic organizations. Irvin was an associate clinical professor in the orthodontic department of the Ohio State University
from 1984 to 1986.
Irvin was a major proponent of higher education, and always encouraged his patients to pursue their educational goals. Irvin had degrees from Kent State University, Ohio State University, Columbia University, and was awarded an MBA from University of Akron at age 55.
Irvin was an accomplished pianist, and helped finance his studies at Columbia by playing in various orchestras while pursuing his educational goals. He was also a gifted tennis player, and was a top player at Kent State, as well as Ohio State, while in dental school.
Graveside funeral service will be held TODAY at 10:30 a.m. at Anshe Sfard Cemetery on Swartz Road and family will receive friends at Dr. Kamenir's residence from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. TODAY.
Those who wish to make a donation can direct them to the University of Akron Irvin M. Kamenir Endowment, Revere Road Synagogue, or the Akron Jewish Center.