Irma R Wallin
April 14, 1947 – July 15, 2020
Irma Rosalie (Holtzman) Wallin of Nashua, NH died Wednesday July 15, 2020 in Boston, MA.
Born on April 14, 1947 in Lowell, MA, she was the daughter of Sophie (Levin) and David L. Holtzman.
Irma grew up in Manchester and graduated from Central High School. She received a BS with distinction from Hofstra University, majoring in psychology and elementary education and was elected to Kappa Delta Pi-National Honor Society in education, and was a Graduate Fellow at Ferkauf Graduate School of Yeshiva University, where she received an MA in Special Education. She taught learning disabled children in Dumont, NJ before moving to Cleveland, Ohio.
She moved back to Manchester in 1975 to raise her family. She and her late husband Gary established Mailing Corporation of America, a direct mail fundraising firm specializing in non-profit organizations and later Wallin Group, Inc. of which she was president until her death.
While in Manchester she was an officer and member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Center and a member of the Board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Manchester. She was also a member of the Board and later President of Temple Israel. She was an active member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and a past member of the United Jewish Appeal’s Young Leadership Cabinet, and life member of Hadassah. Irma was on the founding board of the Israel Institute, a nonprofit promoting the study of modern Israel in colleges and universities throughout the world.
She was a most generous and devoted mother, grandmother and friend. She loved to travel and took many memorable trips with her husband Gary, children and dear friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Amanda (Kudler) Abramovich and her husband, Dan of Acton, MA, her son Justin S. Kudler and his wife Stephanie of West Hartford, CT, step-daughter Amy G. Wallin and her husband Aaron of Hampton, NH, step-son Ian R. Wallin and his wife Jodi of Westfield, NJ and step-son Michael A. Wallin and his wife Veronica of Wake Forest, NC.; grandchildren Sophie and Hallie Kudler, Zachary and Elsa Abramovich, Garrison and Rose Wallin, Jack Wallin, and Cecilia Wallin, and very special friends Lynn Schusterman of Tulsa, OK and Jane Weitzman, of Greenwich, CT.
She was predeceased by her husband, Gary P Wallin in 2004.
The funeral will take place at Chabad of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH for the immediate family only and burial will be in the Montefiore Cemetery, Pelham, NH. Friends and extended family are invited to join the funeral by Zoom. Memorial week will be observed by Zoom. Please reach out to the family for Zoom details (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Memorial donations may be made to the Irma and Gary Wallin Young Leadership Fund at the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire, 273 South River Rd. #5, Bedford, NH 03110; B'nai B'rith Youth Organization, 800 8th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001; The Jewish Book Council, 520 8th Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018; Chabad of New Hampshire, 1234 River Road, Manchester, NH 03104; or the charity of your choice.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Irma R Wallin
August 6, 2020
Erma, My Father Herman's Sister What A Beautiful Soul ..Enjoyed her visits when she came to R.I. to bring her dog to the vet. Enjoyed playing words scrabble game with her through face book...Great Memories
Of Erma..I Know She was very proud of her children & grandchildren...With Sincerest Condolences..
July 19, 2020
I was so fortunate to have known Irma for over thirty years. We met at JACPAC , but kept in touch through her friendship with Jane and Lynn. I last saw Irma at lunch in NY in the theater district last year. She and a few friends were seeing a matinee and Jane and I met them for lunch. It was quick but it didn’t matter. Her smile lit up the room. We connected because we both loved Israel, politics, travel and our friendship with Jane and Lynn. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed by her friends even though we lived far away from each other. May her memory be for a blessing.
Linda Garrish Thomas
July 19, 2020
My deepest sympathy to Irma's family and friends. I have fond memories of our friendship in elementary school and enjoyed reconnecting when she (and I) moved back to Manchester. I also enjoyed seeing her FB posts of family events with children and grandchildren. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
July 17, 2020
our love and sympathy to Amanda,Justin,and their much adored
families on the loss of our dear friend Irma.it was our long and precious friendship that always was a source of pleasure for us.
She had the loftious plans and life styles to give her children and
grandchildren the best of pleasures and happiness that she wanted for them.She was however the most down-to earth individual we have ever known.she was warm and loving no matter what or when
our lives are saddened by her loss and we shall miss all her calls and shared interest in our friends and families. sincerely and lovingly,
Charlotte and Harold Gross
July 16, 2020
So very sorry to hear of her passing. My sincere condolences to her family. I remember Irma always with a beautiful smile on her face and being so very graceful. May she now Rest In Peace.