Irving Felsen, age 83, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013 in Longview, Texas.
Irving was born on January 3, 1930 to Bernard M and Anna Rose Felsen in Galveston, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Irving grew up in Houston, graduated from San Jacinto High School in 1948. He graduated from the University of Houston in 1954. Being a member of Pine Tree Masonic Lodge No. 1396, Irving was a Master Mason, receiving his 50th year pin and certificate in 2007. He was also a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, Valley of Waco.
Irving spent several years in the military attaining the rank of Major in the Army, Infantry. He was a member of Rotary, a past board member of The Rainbow Room-Community Partners, a member of the Houston Light Guard Veterans Association, a member of the 36th Infantry Veterans Association and a member of Beth Jacob Congregation, Galveston, for many years. He was also owner and CEO of Greggton Pipe and Steel Company in Longview for over 30 years.
Irving is survived by his beloved daughter, Phyllis Miriam Felsen of Austin and his beloved son, Bernard David Felsen, two granddaughters: Natalie Anne and Emily Claire, all of El Paso, plus many extended close friends and family members.
Graveside services will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Beth Jacob Cemetery, 61st and Avenue T1/2 in Galveston, Texas, with Rabbi Todd Doctor officiating.
Pallbearers are: Richard Nicosia, Karl Micklitz, Jesse Floeck, Ronnie Coker, Clell Conner and Lyle Land.
The family would like to thank the team of doctors and nursing staff of Texas Oncology, Longview Cancer Center, for all their compassionate care. Thanks also goes out to many other doctors and staff that treated Irving over the years, as well.
It is requested, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the charity of one’s choice.