Irving M. Asser

September 27, 1950January 6, 2021

Irving M. Asser, age 70, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021 in St. Luke’s Hospital. Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Manny E. Asser and Ruth (Goldstein Asser) Gaffin, he was a lifelong resident of the New Bedford area. After growing up in New Bedford, Irving graduated from Hope High School in Providence. He earned an Associate’s degree in Journalism from Graham Junior College in Boston. Irv was a huge sports fan and the most loyal fan of the Red Sox and Celtics.

He is survived by his brother, Eliot Asyre and his wife Diane of Jacksonville FL; three nieces: Jill Weintraub and her husband Ben, Marlene and her husband Joe Schlesinger, and Kate Tucker; three nephews Benjamin, Mark and Manning Asyre and two grand nephews, Nathan Weintraub and Zee Tucker. Irv was close to all his cousins—the Assers, Lipps, Blumbergs, Mazzas, Epsteins and Goldsteins and more and was an active member of the Tifereth Israel congregation.

Due to current restrictions, services for Irving will be private.


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Irving M. Asser

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Howie and Sheila Galitsky

January 10, 2021

Eliot, Sheila and I are very sad about Trving's passing. When we joined TI in 2003, Irving was very kind to us. He sat with us at TI until Covid came. We always sat with him at all the TI functions, suppers , picnics and any Temple activity we went to. We talked to him a couple of weeks ago. Irving was a quiet and kind person. He loved his sports, was up to date on everything and he loved his two TV.s side by side so he could watch two games at once. I just thought that was so great. We will miss him terribly. He always picked up Aunt Estelle when she visited from New York and took Estelle's sister, Ruth, along for the ride! Howie and Sheila Galitsky