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Ira Sheres

March 23, 1964February 7, 2021

Ira Sheres was born on March 23, 1964 in Cedarhurst, NY and passed away on February 7, 2021 in Paoli, Pennsylvania and is under the care of Alleva Funeral Home, Inc..

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Leigh Ann Campbell

February 24, 2021

I absolutely loved Ira and will miss him tremendously. I met Ira when I first moved to Philly in 2004. Through a front tooth accident in my youth, it was a great fortune to be introduced to Ira. Given that I didn't visit the dentist only twice a year, I got to know Ira really well over the past 15 years. He was such a positive energy and my heart is sad now that he is no longer with us. I loved getting to see his kids grow up and wish them and Ira's husband peace as they adjust to life without him.

Jayne Brown, MD

February 20, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to the family of my beloved dentist. I had been his patient for 20 plus years. His warmth and caring will be sorely missed.
God bless your servant, Ira Sheres, give strength and comfort to his family at this difficult time.

JAY LAUDENBACH

February 20, 2021

I was fortunate to meet Ira soon after I started practicing dentistry in Philadelphia at a local dental study club meeting. Somehow we started talking and a long-term relationship was formed. Ira was one of the first dentists to believe in my capabilities and truly made the development of my practice possible. He was a steadfast regular attendee at my study club meetings and a constant source of support over many years. At one point Ira invited my family to his house and we felt fortunate to meet Steve, Rosie and Max. I am truly grateful to have known Ira over so many years. He will be missed dearly.

Peter Burke

February 18, 2021

Steve, You and your family are in my thoughts- My Condolences.

Jane Klein

February 17, 2021

I met Dr. Sheres in the West Philly office, a long time ago. Even as a young dentist, he was so positive, knowledgeable and reassuring that over the years I travelled to wherever he was practicing, even if it meant an hour plus commute.
When my kids came along, they too were entrusted to the care of the finest professional and most caring human being they could ever hope to find.
A visit was always a time to connect..kids, travel, life.... and over the years he and his staff became like family.
I will miss him terribly.
Sending wishes for peace to his loved ones. May you find comfort in knowing he is greatly loved. ~Jane Klein

Joe Fiorello

February 11, 2021

Steve,

My sincere condolences to you and your children.


Best,

Joe Fiorello

Robert Anselmo

February 11, 2021

Ira was a wonderful dentist and every time I went to the office he, Angela, Kelly and Dawn were so welcoming, it was like a family and it was just a great experience. Ira always asked about how I was doing and took the time to talk and connect. I will miss him greatly.

Miguel Santoni

February 10, 2021

My deepest condolences to Steve, Max, and Rosie.

I met Ira when he was still a student and became his first or second patient after he was graduated. I had absolute trust in him as a professional but it is as a dear friend that I will always remember him. Peace to his soul.

Goodbye, my friend.

Jim Wood

February 10, 2021

My profound condolences go to Steve, Max, Rosie, and Ira's extended family in this terrible time. I have very fond memories of many years of friendship with Ira and Steve. He was a wonderful, wonderful guy who knew how to live life to its fullest. I'm thankful for his time with us and I'm thankful for the happy life that he built with Steve, Max, and Rosie. My thoughts are with Steve and Ira's family.

Allison Blume

February 10, 2021

I happened upon Ira’s Pine Street office when I was looking for a dentist and lived on 19th and Pine Street around 25 years ago. I moved to the suburbs in 2000 but continued schlepping into the city to see Ira since I loved and trusted him so much.

I not only considered him to be an excellent and trustworthy dentist but more of a friend. Since we had kids around similar ages, we would talk about their bar and bat mitzvahs, their college process and other issues relating to them. We also talked about running and fitness since we had that in common and other fun things like planning vacations.

When I heard about Ira’s passing, I was extremely devastated and still am. He was such a positive and charming man and always so enjoyable to be around. My time in the office always took longer than it should have since we would gab together so much. It was more like a coffee date sometimes than a dental appointment.

I will miss having Ira as my dentist, but more importantly I will truly miss having him as a friend. Sending my deepest condolences to his husband, son and daughter whom I know he loved and cherished so much.