Irv Berman, beloved husband of Helen (nee Blumenthal); devoted father of Steven (Sygi), Michael (Amy), Sheryl and Melissa (Richard Lipnick); loving grandfather of Sami, Hannah, Abigail, and Joshua; dear brother of Ida (the late David) Roth of Florida, Eileen (Donald) Zimmerman and Oscar (Martha Zlotnick), died Dec. 13 at age 72.

Irv, who owned and operated Paint & Pattern Centers and American Window Fabricators, was a founding member of Congregation Bethaynu. Deeply devoted to family, he loved spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He spent countless weekends sharing adventurous outdoor travels with his children. Irv enjoyed being challenged, whether through a meaningful conversation or family card games. He shared his commitment to learning with his children and grandchildren.

Contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association-Cleveland Area Chapter, 23215 Commerce Park, Suite 300, Beachwood, OH 44122, The Gathering Place, www.touchedbycancer.org, or the Vinney Hospice and Palliative Care at Montefiore.