In memory of
Irving Falk, 90, passed away on Thursday, February 5, 2009 after a lengthy illness. Mr. Falk was born March 12, 1918 in East Patterson, New Jersey to Russian immigrates Morris and Celia Falk. At the young age of 18, Irving left his family dairy farm to begin his life in Longview, Texas where he started his scrap metal business which would later become Industrial Steel Warehouse in Longview, Texas. When drafted into the Army he left the business in the hands of his brother-in-law Morris Milstein while serving his country in WWII until he returned. While serving he joined the Army Air Corp where he navigated the B-24 aircraft "The Liberator" and also flew anti-submarine missions on the West Coast until his plane crashed which he survived.
Irving touched many lives on his journey and donated time and resources too many institutions such as LeTourneu University, East Texas Oil Museum, was instrumental in starting YMCA, Good Shepard's Institute for Healthy Living, and was a charter member of Temple Emanuel.
Irving traveled the world in connection with his business and had friends and business associates in many countries.
A dignified gracious gentleman, Mr. Falk will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Celia Falk, sisters Ada Milstein, Anna Hoffman, Fannie Crystal, and brothers, Louis and Meyer Falk.
Survivors include a loving wife of 32 years, Katherine Cook Falk, son Brad Falk, stepson, Phillip Bayman, grandson, Louis Falk, sister Betty Glick from Texarkana, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to a friend of 53 years, Theral Hargis. Also, special thanks to doctors and staff of Beacon Hospice at Margaret's House.
Services will be held at 2 PM Monday, February 9, 2009 in the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home of Longview. Burial will follow in Memory Park Cemetery.
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