Ira Gottlieb

February 21, 1957February 8, 2021

Ira Jay Gottlieb was born on February 21, 1957 in the Bronx, New York to Roseland and Herbert Gottlieb. Ira was eldest of 3 siblings, having 2 sisters, Beth and Lisa, younger than himself. He spent most of his youth growing up in the Castle Hill community of the Bronx and loved spending time at the Castle Hill Beach Club with his family and friends. He attended Bronx High School of Science and Baruch College for his undergrad degree where he was class Salutatorian in the School of Finance. He then attended NYU Grad School where he obtained his MBA.

Ira used his finance skills to become a Banker where he started his career in NYC at the Industrial Bank of Japan for many years. He later entered the Small Business Association division of banking at various institutions lending money to those in need to keep their businesses afloat, processing hundreds of Payroll Protection Plan loans with forgiveness. He received much personal satisfaction in being able to help members of the community not only survive, but thrive in their respective businesses, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ira enjoyed sports but more importantly seeing and participating in his son’s academic and athletic career. He strategized and coached his son through an Ivy League education at Brown University and on to a Professional Hockey career in the ECHL/AHL. This was his crowning glory that he and his wife were proud to witness and participate in.

Ira is survived by his wife of 27 years, Yvonne, his son Max, his sister Lisa Perez along with cousins and many dear friends. He will be greatly missed by all. May his memory be a blessing.


  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 12, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, February 12, 2021


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Michael Calvarsuo

February 17, 2021

Dear Yvonne and Max, We are so sorry for your loss. Ira was a great husband and loving Father. He was so proud of you, Yvonne, as a Medical Professional and of Max, an IVY league scholar athlete.

He will be missed BUT he is now pain free and in a BETTER place.

God Bless Ira !

Michael, Rita, Gregg and Keith Calvaruso

John and Diane Cusick and family

February 16, 2021

Yvonne and Max, we are so sorry to hear about your loss! What a shock! Everyone loved Ira and we will never forget how nice he was to Tom when he coached him at Cheesequake baseball! He had a great sense of humor and was fun to be around! He will truly be missed! God bless!

Yvonne and Max Gottlieb

February 14, 2021

Max and I would like to thank you all for leaving a kind word, a condolence or a fond memory or photo that you shared. We have thoroughly enjoyed reading every single entry and it has given us much comfort and brought a smile to our faces in our time of bereavement.

These fond memories will help to ease our pain and are a testament of how much Ira was dearly loved!

Again, our sincere thanks and gratitude to all who called, visited, sent cards, flowers or gifts and took the time to say a final farewell to Ira as we celebrated his life and legacy at Bloomfield Cooper Jewish Chapel.

All Our Love,
Yvonne and Max Gottlieb

Rita Gardner-Bird

February 13, 2021

Yvonne and Max,

We are so saddened to hear this terrible loss. We know what a close and loving family you are. Ira was so incredibly proud of Max’s achievements, he is such a fine young man. We are so grateful to have met. We are sending much love and prayers to your family, and know your family’s love will endure and that his love will live on in each of you. Many blessings as your go through this difficult time.

Rita, Frank, Sam and Noah Bird

Sita Elango

February 12, 2021

Yvonne I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your Husband Ira Gottlieb. Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family to cope with his passing.
Sita Elango

Brian & Matthew Weis

February 11, 2021

Our thoughts & prayers are with you both
We both know all about his devotion to his family as a husband, a father and a co-parent to all his surrogate hockey player sons. No matter whether they were playing with or against Max in season or in the summer he had a kind word for all on how they played in a loss or a win. We have many fond memories of Ira and all of us at the boys games. We all offered our expertise from the stands to the boys and enjoyed many meals together as friends. Miss those times very much. Ira was a devoted hockey dad and the consummate statistician with box scores past & present within his memory recall
It makes us smile to think of his consistent kind soul and he will be greatly missed.

We send you our heartfelt condolences to you both.

Craig Weinstein

February 11, 2021

Norma & I send our deep condolences to you and Max. We know you will always cherish your memories of him.
Craig Weinstein

Winston & Judith Hill

February 11, 2021

Dear Yvonne and Max,
Our love and prayers go out to you in this time of grief.
We know that Ira had a great life and enjoyed his family very much. Keep those precious memories forever in your hearts.
Your faith will always keep you strong.
God's blessings to you both.

Tara Michaels

February 11, 2021

I have such fond memories of Ira at all of Max's hockey games when he first started playing. He was always coaching from the stands, giving support to Max and the team. We still use one of his favorite phrases at my house, "Stick on the ice Max!" It makes me smile every time. Ira was a kind soul and will be greatly missed.
Heartfelt condolences to the family.

Photo is from the 2003 Mite Father Son game.

Diana Springer

February 11, 2021

Larry and I send our love and prayers for you and Max at this very difficult time.. The memories you hold dear, and the love of God will help you through this time.