by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator
Irwin Israel, of Atlanta, died on December 2, 2010.
Irwin moved to Atlanta in 1992 after an auto accident in Philadelphia. Here in Atlanta, he made a number of great friends. He volunteered at the VA Hospital, Atlanta Humane Society, the William Breman Jewish Home, and the Gatchell Home, where he received the Heart of Gold Award in 1998.
Funeral services were held for him Sunday, December 5, 2010 in Philadelphia.
I, personally, had the chance to make friends with Irwin while participating in Jewish Family and Career Services. I’ll never forget his warm personality, great sense of humor, and memorable laugh.
According to Atlanta Jewish News, the family has requested that donations be made to the Blonder Family Department for Developmental Disabilities:
5342 Tilly Mill Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Irwin, if you’re listening, please know that you left a bright place in my life as well.