Irving Younger
October 27, 2018

Visitation Information

October 31 2018 - 11:30 am
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood)

Funeral Information

October 31 2018 - 1:00 pm
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood)

YOUNGER, IRVING: 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 a 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 was 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, CA.  Loving and devoted grandfather of Jaden Buss. Also survived by many cousins and dear friends.  Services at Rodef Shalom Temple, 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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My heart aches for all of you, Mr. Younger's family. Please know that many thousands of people are sharing in your grief, anger, and great pain. I am so very sorry!

By Rebecca Walker Wright - November 08, 2018

So many of us are thinking of you and praying that you get some measure of comfort from the love and concern of the extended community. May Irving\'s memory be a blessing for you and the world. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

By Rochelle Katz - November 07, 2018

Dear Jordanna and Jared, Your dad was a dear friend of mine for many years going back to our days in real estate and years of membership at Tree of Life. When I last visited Pittsburgh this past September for Rosh Hashana it was my pleasure to have dinner with Irv and Judith Kaye. This was a beautiful evening reminiscing and laughing particularly since I now live in Aventura, Florida. Being with Irv was a special treat since he showed such a genuine interest in our friends lives and he captivated us with his keen sense of humor and uncanny ability to recall the past. His life left me with many special memories which will remain with me forever. I want to express to the Younger family my heartfelt deepest condolences. His memory is a blessing.

By Ed Goldfarb - November 05, 2018

I'm still in shock. Irv was a fixture in Sq Hill and someone I've known from as far back as when he worked at my Dad's store, Lloyd's Youth Center. I will miss seeing him on the avenue. Baruch Dayan HaEmeth

By Stephanie Davis - November 02, 2018

How heartbreaking to lose the presence of your dear father in such a terrible way! My heart is with you in your grief and anger. There really are no words that can comfort in a time like this. Please remember that many thousands of us who did not have the joy of knowing your dad also mourn his and your great loss. I am so very sorry. May his memory always be a blessing. Shalom.

By Rebecca Wright - November 02, 2018

We, in the Montreal Jewish Community stand with you during this terrible time. You are us and we are you. On Monday evening, more than one-thousand Jews stood shoulder to shoulder with you in solidarity. Anti-Semitism and hatred of all forms cannot be allowed nor condoned at any level. L’Chaim!! Baruch Dayan Emet

By Harvey Mann - November 02, 2018

Thoughts and prayer to y\'all as we remember not only Irv but your mother Sherry. I was her roommate at your grandmothers apt and then Sherry was in my wedding 41 years ago in Highlands NC. In turn I remember your father well and returned from NC for their wedding. Great sadness.

By Sue Geddie Wilson - November 01, 2018

Sincere condolences to the Younger family from Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Describing Irv when explaining the word "mensch" to my neighbors. Hundreds walked in candlelight vigil in Boone and his name was called out by the App State students. May his memory be a blessing. From Roey (Harris) and Rob Mendel

By roey and rob mendel - November 01, 2018

We in the Montreal Jewish community stand with you during this very difficult time. On Monday of this week, more than one-thousand Jews stood shoulder to shoulder with you in our local temple condemning hatred and anti semitism in all forms. L’Chaim!! Buruch Dayan Emet.

By HM - November 01, 2018

Our deepest sympathies to your family at this most difficult time. We have known Irv for years, our paths often crossed just living and working in Sq. Hill. He was a kind, friendly man, who always had a smile on his face. The entire community mourns with you.

By Amy & Jeff Scott & Family - October 31, 2018

May God comfort you during this very difficult time what a senseless act of violence You are in my thoughts and prayers

By Linda Kelly - October 31, 2018

May Irv's Memory be of blessing I always enjoyed ushering with him at Shabbat and High Holiday Services.

By Jeffery Weiss - October 31, 2018

Sending love and deepest condolences to you and all your family and all those who mourn Irving. Please know that so many of, Jew and Gentile alike, care. May his memory be for a blessing.

By Michaele-Sue Goldblatt - October 31, 2018

So very sorry for your loss. Words are never sufficient enough to lessen the pain you feel from such a tragic and inexcusable act of violence. I hope and pray that in the days, weeks, and months ahead, the family can find a measure of comfort and peace in the resurrection hope. Isaiah 26:19.

By Pamela Strong - October 31, 2018

Gail went all thru school/Irv--since Davis, Colfax, Allderdice Such a very n ice, quiet guy. May his memory be of cherished memories for all.

By Gail (Lurie) Clark & Robert Clark, Columbus, OH - October 31, 2018

My family's deep condolences. May God protect your family and friends at such a horrific and trying time in your lives, and strengthen your resolve to look to the future, never forgetting your loved one.

By Martin S. Parness - October 31, 2018

Jordanna, Jared Jaden, and Family and Friends, Words just cannot express how saddened I am for your tragic loss, and I send my heartfelt condolences. Irv’s friendly spirit, coupled with his loving, warm heart, kind words, and burst of laughter will be dearly missed by all who knew him. You have many good memories to cherish. Please continue to focus on those happy days when you were all together as family and friends, and cherish the good memories. Good memories are God’s gift to us. May they provide solace for you. King David said God is close to the brokenhearted and those crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18, 19). God is for you a safe place and strength; a help that is readily found in times of pain and distress. He will comfort you and give you the courage and strength to cope, just as he did for David, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Moses. May he comfort your broken hearts also.

By Davis - October 31, 2018

and may God bless and comfort you and your family during this sad time. Melanie Jordan

By Melanie Jordan - October 31, 2018

Dear family of Irving Younger, I am very sorry for the loss of your dad and grandfather. Melanie Jordan

By Melanie Jordan - October 31, 2018

I could always count on irv for a laugh as well as a serious conversation. He was a man who loved his city and had pride for his Shul. He was always so kind and friendly. He will be missed. He was a light to so many.

By Jackie Braslawsce - October 31, 2018

May his memory be for a blessing. Sending our deepest condolences and love

By Fern and Bryan Daves - October 30, 2018

So very sorry for your great loss. My heart is with you and your family .

By Dean Scarpa - October 30, 2018

I live in Toronto, Canada and I felt that I must send my condolences to the family and friends of this very brave man. You must know Jews around the world are mourning with your family. I hope the wonderful memories you have of your father get you through the days to come.

By Arlen Zacks - October 30, 2018