It seems to me a crime that we should age
These fragile times should never slip us by …
Just returned from a beautiful memorial tribute to our friend and mentor, Dr. Irwin Suchoff. Held in Braintree, Massachusetts, the small service of family friends and colleagues uniting us with Irwin’s children Patti & Scott, Andrew & Sandra, and his three grandchildren. It was a touching blend of farewell and reminiscing from a few of his professional colleagues (Dr. Jack Richman, yours truly, and Dr. Neera Kapoor) and his family (Patti & Scott Nietman and Andrew Suchoff).
At a gathering at Andrew’s house following the service, he and Patti advised us that Irwin will be posthumously inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame at this year’s meeting of the American Optometric Association in Denver, Colorado.
Here is the announcement released on April 5, complete with an extensive biography on the AOA website. It is a fitting and frankly long overdue tribute to Irwin, and I had the immediate impulse to email him or call to congratulate him on the news. Instead, I’m sharing it with you – and hope that many of you can make it to the Hyatt Regency @ Colorado Center in Denver on June 21 to raise a glass in tribute to our incomparable friend and mentor.