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Stuart Irwen Barth


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Stuart Irwen Barth Obituary
March 6, 1938 - November 23, 2017 Stuart Irwen Barth was born in Chicago, Illinois, on March 6, 1938 and passed away on November 23, 2017 at his Studio City, CA, home with his beloved wife Amy Barth at his side. He attended schools in Minnesota and was Senior Class President of Duluth Central High. An accomplished violinist, Stuart was Concertmaster of the Duluth Junior Symphony. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1959. Although he was admitted to University of California, Hastings School of Law and attended briefly, he ultimately chose to receive his law degree from University of Arizona Law School in June 1962. Stuart was a member of the Arizona State Bar since September 1962 and the California State Bar since January 1963. With sister Marilyn Barth and brother-in-law Sheldon Goldflam, the law firm of Goldflam & Barth was founded in 1963. Throughout the many years of a very successful Workers' Compensation law practice, he represented thousands of injured workers. Stuart was presented the "Above and Beyond" Award by the California Applicants' Attorneys Association for his work on the landmark case Valdez v. WCAB 57 Cal. 4th 1231 (2013). He was a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law. Stuart served as President of Temple B'nai Hayim for 8 years and was Chairman of the Board at the Temple for many years. When called upon, he was always there to help Temple B'nai Hayim. He is survived by his loving wife Amy; stepchildren Ava and Mark Povraznik; niece Shanna Berkovits and her children (Alexis, David, Megan and Rebecca); nephew Scott Goldflam and his wife Debbie, and their children (Brandon and Sydney); his brother-in-law Sheldon Goldflam; his aunt Ruth Bartnof and her son Morley; his cousins Sanford, Neal and Michael Baddin; and his many friends and colleagues. Services were held at Mount Sinai, Hollywood Hills on Monday, November 27, 2017.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 2 to Dec. 4, 2017
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