Full Name: Iris Helen Levinsohn
Date of Death: Monday, June 14, 2021
Iris Helen Levinsohn, 70, of Oradell NJ, died June 14, 2021, with her family at her bedside. Beloved wife of Craig, and devoted mother to Daniel and Kyle, Iris committed her life to helping others. Iris worked at New York Presbyterian, Columbia Hospital for more than 35 years, first as a staff nurse before transferring to Utilization Review. Her position then evolved to Case Management and she was the Case Manager on several services at Columbia during the past two decades, including Neurology, Cardiology and Oncology. She was particularly knowledgeable in discharge planning. Due to her extensive experience and knowledge, she was an invaluable resource. She was always willing to assist co-workers in furtherance of ensuring patient and family comfort. Her illness forced her to retire in 2019, when she began her valiant battle against brain cancer.
Iris was a member of the Jewish Community Center of Paramus and Beth Israel Synagogue in Oranjestad, Aruba. A frequent theatergoer, Iris was a Lifetime Member of the Bergen County Players in Oradell, performing in many productions over the years. She pursued her passion for dance at Ballet Arts in Emerson, appearing often in the studio’s rendition of The Nutcracker.
In addition to her husband and sons, Iris leaves behind two brothers, David (and Lori) Prosnitz and Robert Prosnitz, many adored nephews, nieces, cousins and in-laws, and friends far and wide, each with a special place in her heart. Iris was predeceased by her parents, Elaine and Henry Prosnitz, and her “fur child,” Bosco, with whom she was inseparable.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the National Brain Tumor Society or the ASPCA.