Dr. Irving Arem, D.D.S.

October 23, 1915May 1, 2013

Irving “Irv” Arem, 97, of Ventura died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at his home following a short illness. Irv was born October 23, 1915, in New York, New York, to Herman and Gussie Arem. Irv graduated from New York University Dental School and practiced dentistry in Rochester, New York, for forty-five years. He served in the United States Army Reserve Dental Corp, retiring as Major. In 1982, Irv was preceded in death by his first wife of forty years, Jane Lafferty Arem. In 1986 Irv married Margueritte Moritz and moved to Ventura. Irv had always been active in sports, having run track in college. He enjoyed the outdoors, golfing, tennis, and had traveled internationally. He was an avid bridge player in American Contract Bridge League for many years and had also participated with his children in the Boy Scouts of America. He and his wife Margie attended Ventura Missionary Church. Irv had been an active member in the Rotary Club of Ventura for the past twenty five years. He is survived by his wife Margueritte “Margie” Arem of Ventura; son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Gail Arem of Ventura; sons, Christopher Arem of Rochester, New York, and Timothy “T-Bone” Arem of Ashville, North Carolina; grandsons, Andrew Arem and fiance Erica Wilson and Zachary Arem, and his wife Stephanie; brother, Jonas Arem of Atlanta, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Sylvia and Murray Kass. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 4 p.m., at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, with The Reverend Gary Archer officiating Memorial contributions may be sent to Algonquin Campership Fund, 500 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura.


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Dr. Irving Arem, D.D.S.

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May 17, 2013

My Condolences to the Family. During this time of sorrow, may you find peace and comfort in God's promise found at John 6:40
Ms T

May 14, 2013

Jon, Chris, and Tim, Your family has held a special place in my memory bank for years, having started at Camp Pathfinder in the 1960's. A lot of canoe trips, and a lot of laughs. I met your Dad at several dental meetings and never failed to remind him what terrific sons he had raised,and about the good times we shared. Your Dad was highly respected in our dental community and he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Dr. Bill Salminen

May 14, 2013

Jon: Bea and I were sorry to here that your father passed away. It was our pleasure to meet him at various softball games. Bea and I wish you and Gail best wishes at this time of your loss.
Ed & Bea Sumrow

Christine Davis

May 13, 2013

I saw Dr. Arem's obituary in the Rochester NY paper; I lived in Ventura & Oxnard CA for over 20 years, and I went to your dad for dental work. I so remember him and your mother Jane- we had many talks about Rochester and Sea Breeze and its hamburgers ! I remember your dad's office and the TV always being on and he and your mother had special programs that they watched. It is funny tht in the last fews weeks I thought about them and just wondered about them - and then I read the obit. they both were just fine people, and fun to be with. I am now living in Wolcott, NY . I moved back in 1990. I just wanted to acknowledge to his family that what a great dad, and father you had, and mother. He certainly left his mark on the world. Sincerely, Chris Davis, Wolcott, NY

Tim Arem

May 12, 2013

Thank you all for honoring my dad with your kind thoughts of him. Each of you have had your own special relationship with dad, each of you has your own set of memories and your own word picture that describes him.
Peace to you all.
Tim "T-bone" Arem

Roger Muir

May 12, 2013

Nancy and I became acquainted with Irv and Margie at the Ventura Dance Club, and then at Ventura Missionary Church. The few conversations we had with them about the love of Jesus were a challenge! And he had all the pastors scrambling for answers to his questions. I'm so glad that FINALLY he yielded, and Jesus, my Nancy, and many others are on heaven's welcoming committee for him. The Arem family is blessed.

Wayne Chanler

May 11, 2013

What an extraordiany man, Irv Arem. At age 95 he could read a newspaper without reading glasses and was as lucid as any 20 year old on the street. He was an athlete....truly a man for all seasons. Most of all, he was a good friend to all who knew him...a loving father and grandfather. Although I would be considered a very distant relative, he always treated me like I was a part of his family. Both of us being in the field of dentistry, we shared many humorous stories of our adventures in the dental office. I will miss his outrageous sense of humor. As he always said to me at the end of our conversations, "Tally Ho" Irv...Tally Ho..

AJ Arem

May 10, 2013

Grandpa lived a long healthy life and will dearly be missed by all. It's difficult to think of life with out him as he has always been someone that I have admired and looked up to. He was a very generous man and though he could be rough around the edges at times (seems to be a trait of all Arem's), he had a very big heart. Grandpa had a great sense of humor and was always the life of the party. I have lots of great stories and memories of him that I will cherish forever. Most importantly, I take comfort knowing that he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior a couple weeks ago and know that he is now looking down on his family on earth. God Bless Grandpa. I love you and will miss you greatly.

Karen Chanler

May 10, 2013

I will forever hold close to my heart the fond memories of my dear father-in-law Irving who never stopped treating me as his daughter. Thank you for always being there for me Dad and for being the most fun and loving grampa to the AJ and Zach who you were so proud of. You told me you were committed to sticking around to watch them get married. You made it to Zach and Stepanie's wedding and now you will have a birdseye view of AJ and Erica's next month! Please keep you eye on all of us. I promise to keep my "sunnyside up"...for you. I will miss having you in my life~

Laurie Jane Dykstra Steiner

May 8, 2013

Dr Irv will always be remembered fondly and with love by the Dykstra girls.With love to his boys may we meet again soon