Guest Book for Irving Penso

Provided by Phoenix Funeral Services, Inc.

Posted by: The Krugmans
Fri January 25, 2019
Our love and sympathy to you, Jan, Lil, and Becca. We will miss Irving greatly.

Posted by: Jess
Tue January 29, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family. My prayers go out to you, so that you may endure. May the God of all comfort help you and bring you peace (2 Cor 1:3,4).

Posted by: kathy ellis
Tue January 29, 2019
My deepest condolences to Irving's family. I met Irving at ELS and we kept in touch for many years. Irving left an impression on anyone who met him. A remarkable human being who lived a remarkable life.

Posted by: Carey
Thu January 31, 2019
Jan, Lil and Becca: My deepest sympathies to all of you. Although I hadn't seen Irving in years, I feel blessed to have known him.  He was one of the kindest, most compassionate, loving people I've ever met and the love for his family knew no bounds!  Prayers for peace and comfort for each of you and all who loved him.

Posted by: Eph
Thu January 31, 2019
I showed up at his school over 30 years ago with no teaching experience, only a master's degree in a useless subject, and by following Irving around for half a year learned how to teach (hint: be yourself). I've always been mindful of his example. Above all, I remember Irving for the tremendous social conscience he emanated.

Posted by: Jennifer McCoy
Sun March 03, 2019
My deepest condolences to Jan and daughters. I was sorry to miss the memorial this week as I am in Budapest this semester.  But being here also makes me think of Irving all the time as he wrote about Hungary's democratic erosion in my class last year as part of his post-62 experience at GSU.  As the obituary read, I can attest to how seriously Irving took his coursework, doing all of the assignments for a grade.  And he was a stellar student!  But most impressive to me was his ability to gently encourage the younger students to examine their underlying assumptions and beliefs and build stronger arguments for their cause. He expressed his own principles of social justice and equity in a clear, but humble way, never antagonizing others but inviting them to engage in a self-reflective way.  In this way, he exemplified his character so needed in today's divided world, and he will be sorely missed.