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Dr. Ira Kolman
Date of Funeral:
Friday, February 28, 2020
Time of Funeral:
12 pm
Funeral Location:
5712 Oakshire Road
Baltimore, MD 21209
Shiva Details:
on Friday immediately following interment; on Saturday from 12-3pm and then a service at 7pm; and on Sunday from 12-3pm with a service at 7pm.
Contributions in his memory may be made to:

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
100 Painters Mill Road
Suite 800
Owings Mills, MD 21117
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Gilchrist Hospice Care
11311 McCormick Road
Suite 350
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
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The Family of Dr. Ira Kolman
Mar 31, 2020 5:52 AM

We welcome you to share your memories with us and with those who visit here.

Janis, Jay and Melissa Silverman
Feb 21, 2020 03:10 PM

Dear Lynn, Marla, Leanne and family. You know how much we cherished our 41 year friendship with Ira. We all have great memories through magic and being good friends. And we know Ira loved good food. He will always be in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss his warm caring ways of kindness and his sense of humor. Love, Janis, Jay & Melissa

Judy Stern and family
Feb 21, 2020 03:27 PM

Please accept my sincerest sympathy. We were with ira and his family at the BHC chavurah. Ira was at Larry’s bar mitzvah and made balloon figures for the kids.

Reva & Mark Damir
Feb 21, 2020 04:36 PM

I’m so grateful that “Magic Ira” came into my beloved sister’s life. They brought so much joy to each other & to a multitude of family, friends & associates. Here’s to a life lived fully & vibrantly. Prayers for everlasting Peace.🙏🏻💗

michael olesker
Feb 21, 2020 05:16 PM

Suzy and I are deeply sorry to lose Ira. He fought a magnificent fight to stay alive, and he was a wonderful guy and a friend since our college days. He leaves behind nothing but sweet memories of a warm and loving friend.

Betty & Gary N. Hyman
Feb 21, 2020 06:54 PM

Family of Dr. Ira Kolman,

Sorry to hear about the death of my classmate and neighbor. Sincere condolences.

Jane Berkow
Feb 21, 2020 09:51 PM

Lynn, I am so sorry to hear this day has come. I first met Ira years ago when 2 friends of mine and I were weeding the little triangle near your home. Ira felt so guilty that we were weeding something near his home that he brought us water and snacks! We got to know him with his little visits while we worked over the next several weeks of weeding! What a nice guy he was!

Leslie B. Papel,Au.D.
Feb 21, 2020 11:01 PM

I am so sad to hear of Ira’s passing. He was a wonderful person and respected colleague. May your memories bring you comfort at this sad time. I will always remember Ira as a friend.

Joyce Levy
Feb 22, 2020 06:14 AM

Lynn, Marla and Leanne,
Steve and I were so sorry to see the news of Ira's passing. Whether we saw him in the neighborhood, Pine Ridge or at Myerberg, he always had a smile on his face and his kind nature was evident. A truly " good guy" that will be missed by all.
Joyce Levy

Ronnie Footlick
Feb 22, 2020 07:30 AM

Dear Kolman family....
Condolences on the loss of Your beloved husband father and grandfather. As a friend from high school days, ira always volunteered to work our reunions and formed a warm and welcoming committee of one at the door.
We shall miss him this June as FPHS CLASS OF 60 celebrates once again. RIP BUDDY!

Jeff Amdur
Feb 22, 2020 08:07 AM

At this moment, I find it difficult to express my emotions. I knew Ira literally my whole life, as our mothers were best friends from childhood. My memories of Ira, from his showing me magic tricks when I was a little boy to his checking out my hearing as I became an old guy, are all keepsakes My heart goes out to Lynn, Marla, Leanne, and the grandchildren (one of whom was named after my mother).

mac nachlas
Feb 22, 2020 08:29 AM

Dear Lynn and family, Please know that I, and you all, are in our thoughts and hearts.Please care for yourselves in this stressful time and know that you have a whole community behind you in mourning his loss. With love, Mac

Bonnie Adachi
Feb 22, 2020 09:09 AM

My sincere condolences to the entire family. I first met Ira when we served together on the Mt Washington Community Association board and was immediately struck by his warmth and sense of humor which, along with his sense of fairness and intelligence, made our meetings enjoyable and productive. I, too, will always remember his kindness.

Vince Wilson
Feb 22, 2020 10:34 AM

I did not know Ira as well as I would have liked. However, I could tell without a doubt that he was a very caring and generous man that truly loved magic for the wonder it created in others. I am very grateful for having known him, however briefly.

Ira Robinson
Feb 22, 2020 11:20 AM

My sincere condolences to the Kolman family. We sat next to each other at the Myerberg's Bagel Boys Mens Club every Tuesday Morning. We really enjoyed each other's company as we discussed "GuyThings." I was devestated to learn of Ira's tragic illness. Ira's good friend Harvey sat with us. He called IRA, "IRA #1" and me "IRA #2. IRA is at rest now and he will always be "IRA #1"

Wendy Berkow, Dick Berkow
Feb 22, 2020 01:41 PM

Sending our deepest sympathies at this sad time.

Rozzie Brilliant
Feb 22, 2020 01:43 PM

My husband and I got to know Ira when he was at Lebindale. My husband was a resident there
We spent many happy times together
So sorry for your loss

David Weinshenker
Feb 22, 2020 04:14 PM

So sad to hear of his passing. I only had the opportunity to spend time with him on a few occasions, but he was always warm and welcoming towards me and I will remember him fondly.

Joseph Bruno
Feb 22, 2020 04:42 PM

My deepest sympathy to Ira's family. I knew Ira for many years through our magic associations.I will always remember him for his sense of humor. He always had something funny and novel to present at the meetings. His presence has been and will be missed.

Alison Hartman
Feb 22, 2020 05:16 PM

Lynn and family,
I send my heartfelt condolences and am so sorry for your loss. I’ll never forget Ira taking Justin and Adam to the magic shows. Ira had such a big and kind heart. Sending love to you all.

Mar and Lisa Singer
Feb 22, 2020 05:38 PM

Dear Lynn and family,
I enjoyed going out for dinner a few times and spending New Years with you both. You were a wonderful wife and always there for him. I don’t know the rest of the family but I’m sure if they were anything like Ira they are very nice.
Marc and I are so sorry for your loss but think of him smiling and all the good memories you made together.

Holly Coleman
Feb 22, 2020 05:46 PM

So sad to hear of Ira’s passing. He was such a lovely, lovely person. He always greeted me with a hug and we’d race to be the first to say, “You spell your name wrong!” He made Mt Washington better not only through tireless service, but also by his example of generosity and kindness. Love to all who will miss him.

Arlene and Harvey Keyser!
Feb 22, 2020 06:00 PM

Dear Lynn and Family,
Our sincerest condolences on the loss of Your beloved Ira! I I will remember him fondly alway so kind and fun! May his memory be a blessing during this most difficult time ! Much love !

Susan Sullam
Feb 22, 2020 06:00 PM

We have lived across the street from Ira for almost 36 years and his passing is a real heartbreak for our whole family. Ira was family to me, my husband, Brian, and my daughters Jennifer and Karen. I remember the birthday parties where he performed magic tricks for the children, I remember a family tragedy in which Ira, Leanne and Marla took care of our kids until we could get home. I remember his generosity of spirit and his many kindnesses, but most of all I remember his smile and his sense of humor, Ira we will miss you but we are so glad we got to spend those 36 years with you.

Esther Miller
Feb 22, 2020 08:45 PM

I first met Ira when he was Chair of the Loyola College Speech Pathology-Audiology Program. We had lively professional discussions in which we would often agree to disagree. What I remember most about our conversations were his sense of humor and his pride and joy in sharing updates about his family. I am sorry to lose another professional colleague. May his memory be a blessing, and bring a smile, to all who knew him.

Edward A Myerberg Center
Feb 22, 2020 11:11 PM

The Myerberg Center would like to express our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Ira Kolman. He served on our board and gave so much to our community. He supported those with special needs and his kindness will never be forgotten.

Adele Taube
Feb 23, 2020 06:43 AM

I'm deeply saddened to hear of Ira's passing & offer my deepest condolences. Ever since high school, Ira was a dear friend of my late sister Diane (nee Miller), a'h", & her late husband Ken Yankelevitz, a'h". Years ago, when I worked for a company that sold audiology supplies, we both enjoyed catching up on family news whenever he called. When I visited his home one time (probably with my sister), he tried out a new magic trick & was very pleased with our astonished reaction.
My heart goes out to all of you.

Janet and Joel Winegarden
Feb 23, 2020 09:04 AM

Dear Lynn and family
Condolences on the loss of Ira beloved husband father and grandfather. May his memory be a blessing.

Mickey Butler
Feb 23, 2020 09:51 AM

Ira was a very special friend and my family and I will miss him. He fought a good fight for a long time. He will be missed by all who knew him.

The Shea Family
Feb 23, 2020 10:20 AM

Ira gave us a warm welcome when we first moved into our home about 4 years ago. He was always a pleasure to see with his big smile and pleasant humor. We always enjoyed our conversations with him when he was out and about walking Wulfie. We couldn’t have asked for a better neighbor.

Condolences to his family & friends.

Feb 23, 2020 10:59 AM

Our deepest condolences and sympathies. May his memory and good deeds be a blessing to all who knew him.
Min HaShamayim Tinuchamu - May Heaven comfort YOU and all who mourn.
המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים
May the Lord comfort and sustain you along with all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem

Melanie Bell
Feb 23, 2020 11:51 AM

Dear Lynn and Family,
Please accept my sincerest apologies. I adored Ira. His smile, love for you and his family, caring and compassionate personality, and love for animals was infectious. He lit up the room! The two of you made everyone feel so loved and appreciated. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Melanie & Ronnie Bell

Phyllis Kolman
Feb 23, 2020 12:58 PM

Some of my many memories with Ira include dinners with our wonderful families and friends, travels to places near and far, and, of course, the disappearing napkin magic trick. May we all remember Ira’s enthusiasm, friendliness, and sense of humor. I send my heartfelt condolences to his family and dear friends.

Robin Levitz Schless
Feb 23, 2020 01:31 PM

I grew up a few doors down on Fairview Avenue. IRA & his parents attended the funerals of my parents & siblings, without having been in contact for decades. Lovely family. And I remember their dog bit me once! All good memories!

Herb Livingston
Feb 23, 2020 02:55 PM

I was very sad when i learned of Ira’s passing. Ira sat at our table every Tuesday am when we met for the Bagal Boys.It really should have been called “Ira’s table because the seating arrangement was not finalized until Ira came in .Now the table has a big Void where Ira used to sit.I first met Ira when we attended classes at University of Maryland.He is missed now and will be missed in the future.

Suzann Lupton
Feb 23, 2020 04:50 PM

I was fortunate to meet Ira and family over 30 years ago when I met his dear friend Richard Traystman and my future husband. How lucky I was to have shared so many wonderful occasions with Ira and family. Sending love to you all as you deal with this significant loss and hoping the memories can bring you some peace.

Joel & Robynn Segall
Feb 23, 2020 04:52 PM

Dear Lynn & Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Ira. We always enjoyed his wit and smile. He was truly a wonderful person . Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Benjamin Dubin
Feb 23, 2020 06:34 PM

My sincere condolence to you. Ira was a wonderful person, a mensch. I will miss Ira's warm friendship. Our relationship goes back perhaps 60 years from the JCC on Monument Street to the present. My daughter, Rachel, and I will miss his genuine welcome on the High Holidays when you past him at his usher post at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. The Community will miss this giant community leader and professional. Our Bagel Boys table will not be the same without him. Your strength as Ira's partner was extraordinary. Inasmuch as I am in Florida, I will be unable to be with you on Friday. However, my thoughts will be with you.

Feb 23, 2020 07:12 PM

Sincere condolences to Lynn and the Family. I was so sorry to hear of Ira's passing. My relationship with him dates back 60+ years through local schools and college. I'll remember Ira as engaging, kind, and generous with his time and energy. I wish you strength at this difficult time.

Eliot Frank
Feb 23, 2020 07:29 PM

I have good memories of Ira from Garrison Junior High School. He was a good guy.

Larry Hutto
Feb 23, 2020 11:31 PM

So many many years ago Ira called me at the university of Maryland hospital where we had been living for six weeks worrying over our deaf foster child who had taken a bad fall and was in a coma. He said, Larry there is an opening at Johns Hopkins for a graduate student that came up suddenly. I know you are overwhelmed but if you want it I have given your name to the head of the department as the best candidate I know. Ira Knew I had just graduated from Maryland and knew I was struggling with my next step in my future. That consideration changed my entire life. I found my passion for life thanks to Ira and I will be forever grateful to him. Ira cared deeply and his example of selfless service should be an inspiration to us all

Gail Zuskin
Feb 24, 2020 07:04 AM

I’m so sorry for the loss of your beloved Ira. I consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Ira at the Edward A. Myerberg Center. He was always, kind, level headed, with a smile on his face and an offer to help. May his memory always be for a blessing and may he Rest In Peace.

Linda Braiterman Silverman
Feb 24, 2020 08:01 AM

I am so sorry to learn of Ira's passing. We go back to junior and high school. He was a part of my wedding in 1964. May sweet memories be a comfort at this difficult time, may his soul be blessed, and may he rest in peace. My most heartfelt condolences to all his family.

Anita Kassof
Feb 24, 2020 08:45 AM

On behalf of the board of trustees and staff at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, we offer our deepest condolences. Ira was a cherished museum volunteer and supporter, like his dad before him. Visitors loved hearing Ira's stories about the family business. Ira's generous support of the communications gallery helped make renovations possible. He will be deeply missed, but always remembered.

Barbara and Arnold Sindler
Feb 24, 2020 10:18 AM

How sad we are to lose such a warm, caring, fun loving friend. In the 1970's, Ira helped our younger daughter with a hearing problem. All of our girls were good friends throughout their Sunday School years. Ira did magic shows for our girls' birthdays. Our time together in the BHC Chavurah cemented our friendship for life. Ira will be greatly missed. May your memories be sweet!

Laraine Fisher
Feb 24, 2020 11:47 AM

Lynn, my deepest condolences. Sorry to learn of Ira's passing. My thoughts are with you.

Lynne (Yankelvitz) Given
Feb 24, 2020 01:06 PM

I'm sorry for your loss. I remember watching private magic shows at your house with the family when I was a kid. Thanks for making part of my childhood magical.

Angele Masenior
Feb 24, 2020 02:14 PM

Lynn, I am so so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and family. May he rest in peace.

Pete & Sandy Engelman
Feb 24, 2020 04:14 PM

Many condolences to the family of Dr. Ira Kolman. We will miss you and your kind smile.

Alan and Esther Blank Greif
Feb 24, 2020 09:57 PM

Dear Lynn,
Words are so inadequate when there is a loss as great as this one. You and Ira were a wonderful couple. He was so welcoming to your cousins and the whole family. We were blessed to share simchas and sorrows with both of you. We hope that, in time, your memories will be a source of comfort. Sending love from Boston, Esther and Alan

Chuck Tamres and Charlotte Forman
Feb 24, 2020 11:09 PM

Lynn and Ira's family
We are very sad to find out of Ira's passing. He really tried to rebound from from his illness. Lynn and his daughters tried to give him the best care available. We send our sincere condolences. We will be out of town and will not be available to attend services.

Mark Goetz Bonita Springs, FL
Feb 25, 2020 07:42 AM

Sorry to hear about Ira’s passing a real mensch. May his memory never be forgotten.

Jeff & Gayle Eline
Feb 25, 2020 02:18 PM

Our sincere condolences to the Kolman family. I knew Ira through the local magic associations. I so enjoyed seeing Ira at our club meetings. He was a kind, funny and generous soul. I will always remember him fondly.

Shlomit Sheena
Feb 26, 2020 02:39 AM

It is hard to put into words how treassured are our memories of the wonderful times spent together in Israel and in Baltimore. Ira has been such a big part of my whole life. A treasured cousin. יהיה זכרו ברוך. Love and condolences to all who loved him, Shlomit, Haim, Leeav, Adi, Dorian and Yarene

Phyllis Antebi
Feb 26, 2020 12:42 PM

Ira, a beautiful man with a big heart. Loved by his wife,daughters, grandchildren, extended family and friends. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

Cheryl Stevenson
Feb 26, 2020 01:38 PM

Ira was a gentleman and a gentle man; a fabulous creator of magic and a magical man. A man of smiles who could always make others smile and loved his family and friends deeply. Will always miss your magical smile and gentle ways.

Mark Adams
Feb 26, 2020 01:54 PM

Dr. Kollman really did perform magic. He made my mother happy about getting hearing aids. He was very personable and thoughtful.

Jill Yesko
Feb 26, 2020 04:53 PM

Ira was one of the first people I met when I moved to Baltimore over 20 years ago. I had the pleasure of being his neighbor in Mt. Washington for many of those years. He was a leader and friend to entire neighborhood and an all around mensch. May his memory forever be a blessing.

Tracey Stulman
Feb 27, 2020 01:14 AM

Dear Cousin Lynn,
I am so sorry for your loss. You and Ira were a wonderful couple. You, Lynn, are one of the sweetest people I know and, judging from the outpouring of condolences, Ira was an outstanding human being.
Please take care of yourself in this very difficult time.
With love,

Marsha and Alan Blank
Feb 27, 2020 10:26 AM

Lynn & Family: Our deepest sympathy. May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Gurievsky Family
Feb 27, 2020 02:17 PM

We are all very saddened by Ira's passing. Our grandfathers were brothers and throughout the years we have succeeded in keeping in touch and across the ocean. We always looked forward to Ira's visits to Israel and our hospitable visits to Baltimore. My children and grandchildren all enjoyed Ira's magic tricks. הי זכרו ברוך

Paula Harris
Mar 1, 2020 08:45 PM

Ira was always fun to be with. He radiated cheer, happiness, integrity, and amusement.
Such goodness to take with him ‘up there’.

Audrey Rosengarden Gann
Mar 1, 2020 10:03 PM

Ira was a lovely man. I am sorry not to have known he was ill or I would have reached out to him. I will miss seeing him at our FPHS reunion. My thoughts are with the family.

Andrea Fried Gralnick
Mar 4, 2020 12:41 PM

I lived in the house attached to Ira growing up on Fairview Ave. Then he was my speech professor at University of Maryland. I was so saddened to hear of his passing and so pleased to read all the wonderful tributes to him. I too have fond memories of him being really nice. My deepest sympathy.


Dr. Ira Kolman

Dr. Ira Kolman, of Baltimore, MD, passed away on February 21, 2020 at the age of 77. He is survived by his beloved wife, Lynn Kander (nee Brager); daughters, Marla Kolman Antebi (Eric Antebi) and Leanne Kolman Weinshenker; stepson, Justin Kander; and grandchildren, Lydia Weinshenker, Matan Antebi, Rena Weinshenker, and Ronen Antebi. He was predeceased by his parents, Rena and Milton Kolman.

Dr. Kolman worked as a dedicated audiologist for over 40 years. He will be remembered for his wit, intelligence, kindness, sense of humor, his love of animals, and his devotion to the Ravens. Dr. Kolman's passions outside of work were spending time with Wulfie and Buster, performing magic, playing golf, travel, and good food. But his greatest pride in his life was his family.

Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Friday, February 28, at 12 pm. Interment Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery - Berrymans Lane.

Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 100 Painters Mill Road, Suite 800, Owings Mills, MD 21117 or Gilchrist Hospice Care, 11311 McCormick Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.

In mourning at 5712 Oakshire Road, Baltimore, MD 21209 on Friday immediately following interment; on Saturday from 12-3pm and then a service at 7pm; and on Sunday from 12-3pm with a service at 7pm.

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