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Irwin Goodman

Irwin Goodman, 92, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, died on 08 April 2021.

The Funeral was A PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICE on Friday, 09 April 2021 at 2:00 PM .

Rabbi Harold Loss officiated.

Click to watch a video of the recorded service.

Irwin Fredrick Goodman (April 8, 1929-April 8, 2021) passed away on his 92nd birthday. He left a rich legacy for his beloved family and friends to remember him - his listening ear, dedication to teaching and learning, and devotion to supporting those he loved in their interest and endeavors.

Ernie was a brilliant man with masters degrees in math, physics, chemistry, and engineering.He nearly completed a PhD inmacro-economics.

He began his career in the 1950s working as the Chief Mathematician to Wernher von Braun developing rockets and jet propulsion in Huntsville, Alabama. When he returned to Detroit he joined the Army Tank and Automotive Command in Warren working on various government projects. He later started his own business, Consulting Services, where he drew up business plans and resumes and coached many people looking for jobs.

In his later life he developed a computer program for anxiety and a support group called Anxiety Disorders Anonymous where he helped countless members struggling with anxiety.

Family members include:
Beloved husband of Manluo Huang. Cherished father of Judy (Dr. Paul) Lipson. Loving Grampy of Brian (Sianna Misheva) Lipson, Rachel (Kamali Robinson) Lipson, and Dr. Stacey (Dr. Tabish) Shamsi. Proud great-Grampy of Stella Lipson, Marielle Lipson, Maxwell Robinson, Henry Robinson, and Zara Shamsi. Also survived by his former wife and Judy's mother, Nancy (Manny) Kalef. Also survived by Manluo's daughter, Chen Guo, and her daughter, Katie. Devoted son of the late Max and the late Marion Goodman. Loving brother of Una (the late Edward) Dworkin and the late Arthur (the late Shirley) Goodman. He was predeceased by his former partner, Ruth Retko. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews Iris (Rick) Schloss, Dr Larry (Mikki) Goodman, David (Hayley Hoffman) Dworkin and Dr Mark (Renee) Dworkin and cousins.

Metro Detroit’s Jewish funeral homes have agreed that families should follow the directive of Centers for Disease Control and restrict the size of gatherings to no more than 25 people inside and 50 at graveside.

For now, in-person funeral attendance will be limited to only immediate family. Otherwise, funerals may be viewed live and recorded on chapel websites.

Together, we thank the community for understanding during this unusual and challenging time.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Irwin Goodman may do so by making a contribution to:

Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network
6555 West Maple
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Click to Visit Charity Website

Residential Hospice
5440 Corporate Dr., Suite 400
Troy, MI 48098
(866) 902-5854
Click to Visit Charity Website

Anxiety and Depression Association of America
8701 Georgia Avenue
Suite #412
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Click to Visit Charity Website