Irene Krasner Linder ✵ 1920-2000

Irene Krasner Linder

Name at birth:  Ida Krasner
Date of birth:  4 November 1920
Place of birth:  New York, NY USA
Date of death:  31 May 2000
Place of death:  Gilbert, AZ USA
Resting place:  Great Barrington, MA USA
Submitted by:  Ron Linder (



Good Night, Irene (Ad Infinitum)

Good Night Irene – e, Good Night Irene,
N’Mater – What – Y’Trouble – Seems,
W’ll See You – In Our Dreams.

Perhaps the fragment of the above song is finite,
And only remembered by Irene’s generation.
But Irene loved all the songs of her generation,
As well as all the classical immortal music as well.
In fact, she helped others enjoy the universality
Of Music
By offering her services for many years
As an usher in Tanglewood Concerts.

One of her classical favorites
Was the immortal music of Mozart,
But like many mortals, however,
Mozart made serious trouble for himself.
Many other creative composers,
And scientists, and all those others
Of all walks of life, including Irene,
Also made trouble for themselves.
What finite mortal does not have and make problems?

But mortal, finite, Irene, however, also created
A heritage of immortal, infinite compositions
— Her three children
Who in turn created families – of credit to society;
Hopefully, ad infinitum.

One very personal love of Irene
Was her Yiddishkeit: her love of Yiddish culture.
She translated the Yiddish diary of Sam’s Mother
Into a family-tree book.
And devoted her last years
To creating and leading Yiddish culture groups.

So, Good Night Irene – e, Good Night Irene,
N’Matter – What – Y’Trouble – Seems,
W’ll See You – In Our Dreams

Jerome Radin
June 2000



Great Barrington – Irene Krasner Linder, 79, of Sun City, AZ, died Wednesday, May 31. Mrs. Linder was born and raised in New York City, the daughter of Rubin Krasner and Rose Lifshitz Krasner.

In 1950 she and her late husband Sam moved their family to Gt. Barrington where they owned and operated a farm on Division St. She worked as a private secretary to the late Mrs. Blodgett of Simon’s Rock. She also worked for Dr. Schiffman and Grants stores.

Upon retirement in 1981, they became part-time residents of Florida and then full-time residents of Arizona, where she was involved with Hadassah groups and taught Yiddish.

She leaves her sister Hilda K. Radin, of Agawam, Mass., son Ronald and his wife Tina of Gilbert, AZ, and son Barry and his wife LyeSum of Danville, CA, and a daughter Michelle L. Harwood and her husband Fred of Gt. Barrington. She also leaves six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

A family memorial service will be held in Gt. Barrington in the fall.

If friends desire, please send memorial contributions to Hospice of the Valley, 2222 S. Dobson Rd., Ste 401, Mesa AZ 85202, or Hadassah, 50 W. 58th St, New York, NY 10019.

Visitors & Flowers

Sam Irving Linder ✵ 1918-1998 (husband)

Paul Joseph Silver ✵ 1965-2004 (grandson-in-law)