Irving D. Meltzer, 90 years of age, of Delray Beach, FL, formerly of South Windsor, CT, died Monday, January 27, 2014. Born in New York, NY, he was the son of the late Jacob and Minnie Meltzer. Irving served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. Additionally, he served in Machal during Aliyah Bet and the Israeli War of Independence. He owned Melcam Standards Laboratory until his retirement.
He leaves his wife, Iris (Nemeroff) Meltzer; three sons, Barry P. Meltzer and his wife Mary Ellen of West Bridgewater, MA; Dean Meltzer and his wife Dona of Randolph, VT; Jonathan Meltzer and his wife Isabelle of Dorchester, MA; a daughter, Lynn Shapiro and her husband Jeffrey of Danvers, MA and three grandchildren, Joseph P. Meltzer, Benjamin D. Meltzer and Leah Meltzer. Sadly, he lost his first grandchild, Max D. Meltzer, in 2009. Additionally, he had two ‘adopted’ grandsons, David S. Shapiro, and Joshua M. Shapiro who he came to love later in life. He was predeceased by a sister, Paula Rosenzweig.
Funeral services will be held at 12:30 PM on Thursday, January 30, 2014 in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with Rabbi James Rosen officiating. Interment will follow in the Wolkowysker Society Cemetery, Tower Ave., Hartford. A memorial period will be observed at Barry and Mary-Ellen Meltzer’s house at 63 Prospect Street in West Bridgewater, MA on Friday 1/31 from 1 to 4 pm, Saturday 2/1 from 6 to 9 pm and Sunday 2/2 from 1 to 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces (www.fidf.org/donate) For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Irving, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm.