Irving Waltman

February 26, 1923 ~ May 31, 2019 (age 96)


WALTMAN, IRVING, 96, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2019. Born in Newburgh NY, Feb 26, 1923 to Sam and Mollie Waltman.  A veteran of WWII, Irving and identical twin Sol entered University of Miami on the GI bill and both graduated Cum Laude from undergrad. Irving continued in law school where he graduated first in his class.  In addition to the practice of law, Irving and longtime friend and business partner, Al Cohen established State Southern Reality which managed a string of hotels and land investment interests. Irving also joined his twin Sol, in owning and operating Twin Star Farm, an apple farm in New Paltz NY.

 Irving had a loving and generous nature, he was a long time contributor to local charities, American Cancer, American Heart, Theater Arts League, Children Resources, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Sylvester Cancer Center.  His University of Miami contributions included Golden Canes and the Citizen Board, of which he was just awarded an Emeritus Member trophy.  Irving is survived by wife of 51 years, Kay and son Scott. Predeceased by older sister, Elsie and brother, Sol.  A celebration of life will be held on  June 29, 2019 at 6:30 pm at Deering Bay Y&CC.

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