Irwin, age 86, of New York City, Sarasota, FL and Long Beach Island, NJ, formerly of Fair Lawn, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at his home in New York City surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Shirley Lazar, who passed away on August 5, 2015, for 63 wonderful loving years. Devoted father of David Lazar, Susan Ahearn and her husband, former New Jersey State Assemblyman, Matthew Ahearn and Dr. Paul Lazar and his wife Pei. Proud grandfather of Deena, Eric, Lauryn, Samantha, Kelly and Jacob. Loving great-grandfather of Parker. Irwin earned his Bachelor's Degree at Hofstra University in Long Island where he met his wife. Irwin was born in Bronx, NY, to Pauline Fox and Henry Lazar. Irwin was a hard working self made man and traveled the world and loved his wife, his family and the peace of the beach above all else. Irwin was a Marine Corps. Veteran of the Korean War. A private service will be held on Thursday at the Sanctuary of Abraham & Sarah Mausoleum Chapel in Paramus. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warriors, World Conservation Society or Planned Parenthood. Arrangements are by Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn, NJ.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Aug. 19, 2015.