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SCHREIBER--Irving Jonathan. Irving Jonathan Schreiber, aged 91, died on March 3rd at home surrounded by his loving family. Under the circumstances, it was the best possible sendoff we could have given him and we, his family, are grateful that we were there to say goodbye. He would have been 92 in July and would have been married 65 years this June. His family was everything to him and despite his many professional achievements he always said that his legacy to the world were his children and grandchildren. Irving was born in 1921, a first-generation American born to immigrant parents from the Ukraine. He grew up in Brooklyn speaking Yiddish as his first language. Irving became a member of what came to be known as "The Greatest Generation". He graduated from the City University of New York as a certified public accountant and then served in the Army Air Force during World War II. As a navigator on a B-17 plane, he flew 34 missions over Germany with the 839th Squadron. Upon returning to the United States, he graduated from Columbia Law School on the G.I. Bill. He married Dorothy Benjamin in 1948. He worked for J.K. Lasser and William Casey and then started his own company, Panel Publishers, producing books and journals that addressed developments in both tax and pension laws. He was also a professor of business at C.W. Post University. An ardent baseball fan, he cheered for the Brooklyn Dodgers and then the Mets, but never for the Yankees. A voracious reader, short story writer, avid crossword and Scrabble player, dabbling artist and loving father and grandfather, he will be very much missed by his wife, Dorothy, his children, Jay, Susan and Fran; his son-in-law and daughter-in-law, John and Linda, and his six grandchildren, Aaron, Martin, Rose, Will, Alana and Julie.

Published in The New York Times on Mar. 8, 2013
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