Irving Statman '49
February 22, 2017 8:35 AM
updated: February 22, 2017 9:02 AM
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January 16, 1928 - February 20, 2017
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Irving Statman epitomized a principled life defined by integrity and devotion to the principles of honor and duty to his family, his community and his country. Born January 16, 1928 in Mexico to Polish immigrants who migrated to the U.S. when he was three,
Mr. Statman died at the age of 89 on February 20, 2017 in Dallas, TX surrounded by his family.
After graduating from Texas A&M in 1950, he served in the Korean War. Mr. Statman was well known as a strong advocate of civil rights, especially for those in need, and he served as the Area Director of Housing & Urban Development, where he rose through the
organization and worked for over 17 years. In 1972, he was awarded the Federal Career Man of the Year among his dozens of honors. Statman was a director or member of numerous civic and community organizations, including the Dallas Urban League, Dallas Negro
Chamber of Commerce, Dallas Mexican-American Contract Association, American Jewish Federation, Goals for Dallas, NAACP, Big Brothers, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also provided testimony for the Warren Report that investigated the assassination
of President John F. Kennedy while he was with the Texas Employment Commission.
Mr. Statman was also an active member of Temple Emanu-el, where he helped lead the daily minyan service for over 35 years and was recently honored for his contributions by the synagogue. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Manya (Goldberg) Statman
of Dallas, and younger brother Max Statman of Longview. He is survived by his wife of over 50 years Gersa (Goldstein) Statman and children Laurence Statman of Austin and Caryn Statman Kboudi of Dallas as well as his cherished grandchildren, Jeremy and Jordan
Statman of Austin and Ryan Leanne Kboudi of Dallas.