Irwen ‘Irv’ Strauss dies in Colo. Springs |

Irwen ‘Irv’ Strauss dies in Colo. Springs

Irwen Jules Strauss, 81, of Frisco, passed away Oct. 10 in Colorado Springs of natural causes.

Irv was born in Feb. 4, 1929 in Portland, Ore., son of Cecile and Arthur Strauss. Irv was a man that always had a smile on his face and a funny story to tell.

He was raised in Chicago by his mother, Cecile and sister, Bonnie. Irv was an army veteran, serving in Korea.

Irv met his wife, Barbara Himmel in 1959 in Springfield, Ohio.

In 1960, Irv opened Strauss Jewelers in Springfield, Ohio. In 1973, Irv moved and opened Hart’s Diamond Jewelers in Colorado Springs.

Irv was a member and past president of the Broadmoor Rotary Club, Leading Jewelers, a member of Temple Shalom in Colorado Springs, B’nai Brith, Synagogue of the Summit, life member of the Hadassah, and a national board member of Junior Achievement.

Irv is survived by his wife, Barbara Strauss of Colorado Spring, and sons, Jeffery Strauss and Dan Remus of Denver. He is also survived by Steven and Richard Strauss of Phoenix.

A memorial service took place Oct. 14, in Denver. Any donations in Irv’s honor should be sent to the Alzheimer Association of Colorado, 455 Sherman Suite #500 Denver, CO 80203.

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