IJ Morris at Star of David Cemetery of the Palm Beaches
9321 Memorial Park Road, West Palm Beach, FL
January 19, 1931 – November 13, 2019
The Shipper Family is deeply saddened to announce the death of Irwin Walter Shipper. Irwin was an active member of the International Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association for 69 years. He served as President of the Association from 1996–1998, was inducted into the ICCFA Hall of Fame in 2004. Irwin chaired the Government and Legal Affairs Committee for 25 years and in 2017 was named Chairman Emeritus of the Committee. Irwin was also responsible for the fundraising activities of the Government and Legal Fund and chaired the ICCFA PAC Disbursement Committee that decides which candidates in Congressional elections received our PAC support.
In his acceptance speech for his Hall of Fame honor, Irwin said, "Our industry is not for short-term players. It requires people with patience, fortitude and dedication and an Association of caring and sharing people to back us up. It has been a privilege to have worked so closely with so many of you dedicated members of our industry for so many years."
Funeral service will be held in the Shipper Family Sanctuary at 10:30 am Friday, November 15th at Temple Beth David in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Interment services will be held at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge, New Jersey in the chapel on Sunday, November 17th at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Temple Beth David by visiting www.templebethdavidfl.org.
Irwin was instrumental in the growth of ICCFA, and a luminary of the end-of-life profession. He will be greatly missed.
- Funeral Service Friday, November 15, 2019
Paul and Donna Elvig
November 20, 2019
Dear Shipper Family,
On behalf of Paul and myself I would like to express how sorry we are to hear of the passing of Flo and Irwin.
I know that Paul and Irwin worked closely together for so many years in the ICCFA protecting the industry from unnecessary regulation and government overreach .
When attending conferences we could always expect to see Irwin there with Flo and they were both always so gracious to me.
Irwin was a giant in the industry.
God bless you.
November 14, 2019
Irwin was a special genuine caring man
His presence elevated our cemetery and funeral industry
I will miss the warm friendship we shared for many years