Irwin Kleinman

February 21, 1927January 6, 2021

Irwin Kleinman, age 93, of Seattle, Washington passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Irwin was born February 21, 1927 in New York, NY. Preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Brown; Survived by a son, Kelvin Kleinman; daughters, Claire Bigelow and Ruth Sandlin; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

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Marilyn Droege

January 20, 2021

I enjoyed his sense of humour and he professed to be a fan of my mushroom artwork we would talk and enjoyed each others company at PSMS meetings. I know he will be missed by all of us.

Sarah Richards

January 19, 2021

I joined PSMS when my son, age 7, became interested in mushrooms. Irwin was very kind to us and we looked forward to seeing him at the monthly meetings. A highlight for us was traveling with him to one of his favorite mushroom collecting sites near Mount Rainier where he and his wife used to go. He was very sweet with my son, despite being what he described as a curmudgeon. I wish Irwin and his extended family peace.

Kern Hendricks

January 19, 2021

I loved being around Irwin during mushroom hunting season. I remember him as a gruff guy with a ready smile and snarky remark who would, never in a million years, reveal where he found that beautiful basket of morels he brought back to the potluck. Our game was that I would try to tease the location out of him over the course of the next couple of hours. Sometimes I could, mostly I couldn't: My kind of mushroom hunter.

Werner Kowatschek

January 19, 2021

We also send our sincere condolences on this path. Uncle Irwin will always remain in our thoughts and memories, as will Milli and Susan. Greetings Werner and Elisabeth

John Goldman

January 16, 2021

Andrea and I will miss Irwin. He and Millie enriched our lives and were generous with their mushroom lore .

John Goldman and Andrea Rose

Brian & Pam Luther

January 16, 2021

We’re so sorry to learn of Irwin’s passing. We’ll remember him at mushroom field trips and events with fondness. He was a lovely man and we’re lucky to have known him and Millie. Sincerest sympathy to his family.