Irving Younger

Irving Younger


YOUNGER: Irving Younger, tragically on Saturday, October 27, 2018. We can’t begin to express our sadness and heartbreak over the deadly shooting in Pittsburgh that cost the world our dear Father so abruptly and unfairly. He was one of the closest and most important people in our lives. Dad was a caring and loving man, with the biggest and warmest heart imaginable. Anybody who ever had the pleasure to meet him knew this. Throughout his life, he always found time to spend with friends and family. He was a charismatic and outgoing man who loved to listen and cared so deeply about what was going on in other people’s lives. He could constantly be found chatting with people, peppering those conversations with jokes and frequent bursts of laughter. After both his children moved to Southern California about a decade ago, Dad made regular trips to the state that picked up in regularity after the birth of his grandson, Jaden, who will turn 3-years-old in February. Dad loved nothing more than to spend time with Jaden. He also adored our late mother, Sherry. He constantly remarked how much Mom would have loved spending time with Jaden. Beyond family and friends, two other important things for Dad were his religion and his sense of community. Squirrel Hill was both his home and his livelihood in real estate. We are not at all surprised that Dad was at Tree of Life on Saturday. He was a highly devout man whose life and character were guided by the religious principles he observed. The fact that he volunteered that day to hand out pamphlets to people arriving for services showed who he was, someone who always wanted to help out and always had a kind word for both new and familiar faces. We doubt we are alone among people who will miss Dad dearly. Dad would undoubtedly argue that loss of life through violence is never acceptable. Unfortunately, this tragedy is not an isolated occurrence but further indicates a breakdown in society that can only be fully healed through respectful engagement and action. Hate has no place anywhere in this world. We will grieve the loss of our dad and will continue to pray for the terrible loss of life from others, all of whom also leave behind spouses, siblings, children and grandchildren. We will send our support and love to everyone who will forever be broken and affected by these ongoing tragedies and this absolutely horrific attack. Beloved husband of the late Sherry Younger. Loving father of Jordanna Younger and Jared Younger, both of Los Angeles, Calif. Loving and devoted grandfather of Jaden Buss. Also survived by many cousins and dear friends. Services at Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood) on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at 1:00 PM. Visitation at Temple ONE AND ONE HALF HOURS PRIOR TO SERVICE (11:30 AM – 1:00 PM). Interment Shaare Torah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Congregation, 5898 Wilkins Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated.

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