Irving Kogan (Bun)

Irving Kogan, husband of Esther Levitt Kogan (Bunya) died on April 3, 2018. Shiva was at the home of Leah Levitt Bergen (Bunya).  Esther and Leah’s mother was Sonia Gindin, daughter of Bunya, née Mayoff, Gindin.

Irving Kogan, 96, of South Palm Beach, FL and formerly of Skokie, IL passed away on April 3, 2018.  He is pre-deceased by his father, Benjamin and his mother, Dora of Chicago, IL.  He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Esther Kogan, and two sons, Dr. Barry (Cheryl) of Albany NY and Mark (Patti), of Orinda CA, four grandchildren, Rebecca (Robert) Tupuritis of Chicago IL, Sarah (Michael) Benedetti of Wakefield MA, Rachel Kogan of New Haven, CT and Jacob Kogan of Berkeley, CA.  He is also survived by five great grandchildren, Dean and Beau Benedetti of Wakefield MA and Emina, Oliver and Nathan Tupuritis of Chicago, IL.  He is survived by his brother Sheldon (Ellen) of Delray Beach, FL. and predeceased by his brother Sydney and sister Edith.  He is also survived by his sister-in-law Leah (the late Richard) Bergen of South Palm Beach, FL.  Irv was born in Chicago and spent 5 years of military service as a Staff Sargent in the Air Force in the Pacific Theatre in World War II and in the occupation of Japan.  Later, he developed I. Kogan Construction Company, an important construction and land development company on the North Shore of Chicago.  Partnering with his wife Esther, they created developments in Glenview, Highland Park, Deerfield, Wilmette, Skokie and Arlington Heights. Irving and Esther were long-time members of Niles Township Jewish Congregation, in Skokie, IL.  Contributions in his memory can be made to ORT America, Chicago Region, 3701 Commercial Avenue, Suite 13, Northbrook, IL 60062 or the charity of your choice.