Irwin Joseph Wohlfrom

Class of 1996

Irv was born in Cincinnati, OH, on July 3, 1929. He attended St. Xavier High School and Chase College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree. He married Peggy in 1951 and raised three daughters and a son.

He began his 46-year industry career in 1948 with Edw. J. Buerkel Candy Co. The firm was founded in 1902 by his grandfather, who made deliveries with a horse and wagon. Irv remained with the company until 1970, taking two years off to serve as a Corporal in the Army with a tour of duty in Korea.

In 1970 he joined Starkey Brokerage Co. In 1977 he began working for Kaye & Silver Brokerage where he remained until his retirement in 1995.

Irv passed away in 1996.