Irving (Irv) Hoppenwasser, 87, of Ewing died May 17, 2020. He lived in Brooklyn until 2007, when he relocated to Stein Assisted Living in Somerset and then to Greenwood House in Ewing in 2011.
Mr. Hoppenwasser graduated with an art degree from The School of Industrial Arts in Manhattan and as a young man worked as a printer. Later on, he worked for many years as a security guard in a New York City elementary school.
Throughout his life, he was an artist who especially loved painting landscapes in acrylics on canvas, as well as an accomplished photographer. He was also a connoisseur of seashells; he had been an active member of the New York Shell Club and had amassed a collection. His painting, “The Tetons,” was featured on a writing card collection from the Stein Residence and later he was featured with two of his paintings on the cover of the Fall 2019 Greenwood House Gazette. He loved to travel and visited many places that inspired his art and photography, from Israel to Europe to Canada and throughout the USA.
Predeceased by a nephew, David Bernstein, he is survived by two nephews, David and Daniel Hoppenwasser; three nieces, Judith Axelrod, Sharon Streem, and Shelley Wolinsky; and many great- and great-great-nephews and -nieces.
Private graveside services were held with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Greenwood House.