July 26, 1930 - November 11, 2019
Irving Kamins, age 89 of Delray Beach, Florida, passed away on Monday, November 11th, 2019. He leaves his beloved wife Marilyn Kamins of sixty-eight years, his wonderful children and grandson, including; son Bruce Kamins, daughter Elaine Kamins-Thomas, grandson David Thomas, daughter Monica Kamins-Jones and son-in-law Raymond Jones, as well as sisters- and brothers-in law, and numerous, nephews, nieces and friends. He was loved by everyone and made them all feel warm and welcomed, like they were part of his family. His warm and beautiful smile, quick wit and friendly manner will be remembered forever. In a word, he was truly “fantastic”.Irving was the son of a butcher and grew up in Brooklyn, NY with his parents and two older brothers. He loved hanging out with the neighborhood kids, playing stickball and curb ball. He enlisted in the Army in 1948. Before shipping out for training, he went to say goodbye to his parents at the Pantel’s Resort in the Catskills. Fortunately for Irving, during that visit he met Marilyn, his future bride and love of his life. In those early years, they also realized they were a perfect match on the dance floor, and they enjoyed dancing together throughout their years together. They married in March 10, 1951, and purchased a home and moved to Deer Park, Long Island. They raised their growing family there for 36 years, including their cherished dog Princey for 17 of those years. He and Marilyn belonged to the Suffolk Jewish Center for many years, and he helped establish a youth group where the kids could go for recreation and socializing. In addition to teaching his kids how to ride bikes, swim, and drive, he taught them most importantly to always work hard, that you don’t have to be perfect as long as you do your best, be honest, and have empathy for others. He was always around to help the neighborhood kids, and he even played “Santa” for the kids every year.Irving originally started a business as a TV repair technician, and eventually worked in retail for many years before becoming a union representative in New York. Upon retirement, Marilyn and Irving moved to Delray Beach, Florida where they lived a beautiful life together. They adapted quickly to the warm weather, sunshine and relaxed lifestyle. They both took up tennis, and for many years, enjoyed playing tennis and being with their new friends and neighbors in Delray. They enjoyed the many visits from their grandson David, where David and Papa Irv spent many days and special moments together at the Orioles spring training events, especially rooting for their favorite player Cal Ripken.These words of his life are just a small snapshot of a beautiful man who was adored and loved. He worked hard and lived his life giving his heart and love to his family and all who knew him. He will be missed dearly, but all our precious moments with him and those memories will be cherished forever.Chapel services will be held on Friday, November 15th, 2019 at 1:00pm at Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, 11115 Jog Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33437, followed by internment services at Eternal Light Memorial Gardens, 11520 Florida Route 7, Boynton Beach, FL, 33473. Shiva will follow at the home of his wife Marilyn.Those wishing to honor Irving with a memorial contribution are kindly asked to consider St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.
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