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IRWIN KISHNER Irwin Kishner, beloved father and grandfather, passed away September 4, 2017, at age 84, surrounded by his loved ones. Irwin was an attorney, developer, philanthropist and community leader. Irwin was born June 10, 1933, in Brighton Beach, New York. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's Degree and the University of Miami with a Law Degree. He moved to Las Vegas in 1960 to work with his uncle, Herman Kishner. They developed several properties, including the Somerset House Motel and Apartments, Nevada Square, The Monaco and Maryland Square. Since that time, he became very active in the Southern Nevada community. Irwin provided community service and leadership to numerous Nevada philanthropic and service groups through the original Las Vegas Rotary, Boys and Girls Clubs, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority, United Way, Opportunity Village, Child Haven, Secret Witness, March of Dimes, National Conference of Christians and Jews, and many more. Irwin was a very strong supporter of what he believed in. Irwin cared greatly about his family and community, always, "encouraging others to achieve together what could not be accomplished as any one individual." Irwin was honored by many local, state and national leaders. Irwin was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Ida Kishner (nee Share); and brother, Martin. He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Kishner; grandchildren, Rachael and Risa; his daughter, Judge Joanna Kishner, and her husband, David Alexander; grandchildren Josh and Jillian; and his longtime significant other, Jeanne Greenawalt. Service will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, September 7, at King David Memorial Chapel, 2697 E. Eldorado Lane. Irwin lived more than a lifetime. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers, in honor of Irwin Kishner, may be made to Temple Beth Sholom, Las Vegas Rotary, or Opportunity Village.
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