Ira Lerman 1939-2022
Ira Lerman, 82, of Vero Beach, Florida, died 1/4/2022
Ira was born in Newark, New Jersey, on 07/17/1939 to Eva and Louis Lerman. He had been a resident of Vero Beach for 2 years, coming from Nicholson, Georgia and Toms River, New Jersey. Ira Lerman graduated from Asbury Park High School, NJ. He was married to Carol Lerman (1972-1999) and Elizabeth Lerman (2002).
Ira was a lucky guy. He was blessed with two long loving marriages, and a family that loved him dearly. No one would describe Ira as a quiet sweet man. He was loud, opinionated, and unapologetically assertive. However, he was fun, generous, honest, and fair. He was fortunate enough to be actively retired for the last 20 years. Prior to his retirement, Ira sold used cars. Many friends and family purchased a car at one time from Ira. Many of those people still considered him a friend.
Ira loved his family and friends. He spoke regularly to his longtime buddies from grammar school and got together with them whenever possible. Ira loved to socialize. He made friends everywhere and anywhere he went. He discovered a passion for gardening later in life and maintained a large vegetable garden that he would tell everyone and anyone all about. He was physically active and loved taking long walks with his beloved wife Libby.
He is survived by Elizabeth Lerman (spouse); Rebecca (John) Turville, Jason (Cheryl) Lerman, Kimberly (Seth) Horstmann (children); Tim Peek, Tommy Peek, and Terri (Judy) Peek (step-children); Caroline, Adelaide, Hazel, Brittany, Brandon, Stormy, Danny, Cheryl (grandchildren); Seymour (Marilyn) Lerman, Rona Lerman (siblings).
He was predeceased by Carol Lerman (spouse); Eva and Louis Lerman (parents); Suzanne Lerman (sister).
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