Dr. Philip Craig Irving, 74, of Longmeadow, died June 16th after a seven-year battle against Parkinson’s disease. He was the husband of Elizabeth Irving. Born in Providence, R.I., he was the son of Morris and Shirley Irving. A 1964 graduate of Hope High School in Providence, he went on to receive a degree in biology from Northeastern University and his degree in dental surgery from Georgetown University, followed by a residency at the VA Hospital in Washington, D.C. He and his family settled Longmeadow where they have lived for the past 42 years. He became an associate in Willimantic, Conn., for two years and then set up his office in Springfield where he sustained a busy dental practice for 38 years, retiring in 2014. He was a longtime member of Bnai Jacob Synagogue, now Temple Beth El in Springfield. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Marc (Ariana Barth); a sister-in-law, Carole Pagani (James Weber); nieces, Robbin Airault, Erin (Rocco) Shropshire, Lisa (Steven) Antonio, and Laura (James) Clark; nephews, Mark (Andrea) Wolf and Jeffrey Pagani; a brother, Russell, and sister, Beth, both of Providence, RI; and a number of great- nieces, great-nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his in-laws, Milton and Ruth Kaskowitz; and a brother-in-law, John Pagani. Memorial contributions may be made to the Frieda Reisz Chaplaincy Fund at JGS Lifecare, 770 Converse St., Longmeadow, MA 01106 (; or  Rachel’s Table, 1160 Dickinson St., Springfield, MA 01108 


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