Deceased Information


    Irving Bravman

  • AGE



    Monday, November 27, 2017 (Before Sunset)


    Wednesday, November 29, 2017


    1:30 PM


    Wilkes, Barre, PA


    Wilkes, Barre, PA


    Shiva will be observed on Saturday evening from 7:15 to 9:15 and on Sunday from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a shiva minyan service at 6:30 pm at the home of Susan Bravman

    147 15th Street, Unit 14C, Atlanta.


    • Ahavath Achim Synagogue

      600 Peachtree Battle Ave, Atlanta, GA 30327

    • ❖ Temple Israel

      239 South River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

    • ❖ Charity of One's Choice


    Irving “Shel” Bravman, Atlanta, GA, passed away Monday, November 27, 2017, at Piedmont Hospital. Born January 17, 1929, in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was a graduate of Lafayette College for which he served as his class alumni chronicler for more than 50 years. He rose to the rank of captain in the United States Army. For many years, he was associated with the Bravman Company, Inc., a family-owned wholesale furniture and floor-covering distributor. In 1968, he relocated to Atlanta to join E.T. Barwick Carpet Mills, at the time the world’s largest carpet manufacturer. Later, he created his own carpet representation company, which continued throughout the remainder of his life. An avid sports fan, he followed the Atlanta Falcons, the Atlanta Braves, and Lafayette College football. He especially looked forward to the annual Lafayette-Lehigh football game. In 2014, he took great pride in attending at Yankee Stadium, with his daughter, Susan, the 150th match-up between Lafayette and Lehigh, the longest college football rivalry in the country. Adding to the excitement was Lafayette’s win. He was predeceased by his parents, Benjamin and Gertrude Bravman, and by his brother, Louis. He is survived by his wife, the former Marilyn Berk, to whom he was married 60 years; daughters: Susan Bravman and Betsy Halpern, both of Atlanta; grandchildren: Danielle and Samuel; and brother David, Kingston, PA. Sign online guest book at In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Ahavath Achim Synagogue, 600 Peachtree Battle Avenue N.W., Atlanta, GA 30327; Temple Israel, 239 South River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702; or a charity of one’s choice. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in Wilkes, Barre, PA. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770) 451-4999.

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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

  • Chuck Tysinger

    I had the privilege of working with Irv years ago. I so regret the news of his passing. He was also a loyal member of our Carpet Trade Golf Association and continued to support our group even when he could not attend our annual tournament. He was a fine man. I offer my prayers and sympathy to you, Marilyn, and to all of his family.

    February 13, 2018 , 01:50 AM

  • Jacquie Henderson

    So many lives touched, so many memories given. Those who were graced by your presence are forever changed and bettered. You are so loved; you are so missed; you are so forever cherished.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM

  • Chuck Bachman

    Very sorry to learn of Irv\\\'s passing. He was a valued Lafayette College Alumni Admissions Representative in Atlanta, and we had an enjoyable meeting at Starbucks several years ago. I was a close friend of Lou\\\'s as well, and extend my sympathies at this sad time.

    December 05, 2017 , 08:07 AM

  • Susan Silverboard

    Marilyn I\'m so sorry to learn of your husband\'s passing. Condolences also to Betsy and Susan and family.

    November 29, 2017 , 11:58 AM

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