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One of the most fantastic gentlemen and great friend Mr. Irwin Stovroff passed away. Irwin was a part of the Foundation for countless years. A true advocate for our Veterans, preserving WWII history and touched everyone he met.

STOVROFF, IRWIN J
Boca Raton, Florida
8-10- 1922- 1-16- 18

Irwin was born in Buffalo, NY and lived in Youngstown, OH and Greensboro, NC. He was a Jewish Prisoner of War in Germany during WWII. Wherever he went, he went with all his heart. Irwin’s philosophy in life was that people matter, not things and he put that frame of thought to work helping other veterans at the West Palm Beach Veteran’s Hospital and Co-Founding Vets Helping Heroes, which raises funds for veterans in need of Service Dogs.

Survived by Suzy, [Michael] Strella, and companion of many years, Doris Tamarkin.

Son of Max and Bertha Stovroff, [deceased], married to Sterra Penner Stovroff, [deceased], father of Jill Feldman [deceased], brother to Mort [deceased] and [Joan], Stovroff.

An extraordinary life:
2nd Lieutenant Irwin Stovroff, 506 Squadron, 44 th Bomb Group, POW Stalag Luft 1, Purple Heart recipient

Graduated from University of Illinois

Worked for family retail furniture business in Youngstown, Ohio and then Thomasville Furniture International until retirement at age 75.

Volunteered as National Service Officer for Ex-POW’s at Palm Beach VA Hospital

9/2000 Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross presented by Senator John McCain

1/2002 President’s Call to Service Award from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, from George Bush

3/21/2008 by order of President Sarkozy of the French Republic he was presented the Legion of Honor medal.

10/2009 Congressional Record, Wounded Warriors K-9 Corps Act [Instrumental in legally allowing Service Dogs for veterans with physical and mental disabilities.] With Honorable Ron Klein, Senator Al Franken and Congressman Ed Whitfield.

President Obama signed into law the Defense Authorization Act of 2010, supporting Wounded Warrior K-9 Corps Act inspired by Irwin Stovroff

3/18/2013 Congressional Record honored his work that provided Veterans with Service Dogs.

4/22/13 Proclamation By Mayor Steve Abrams & Congressman Ted Deutch, Irwin Stovroff Day Boca Raton

4/30/15 FAU Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters

Honored at Avenue of 444 Flags, Hermitage, PA, [where 444 days Americans were held hostage in Iran]

Featured in documentaries, “A Gift of Life”, “Shot Up and Shot Down” & “Bagels Over Berlin”

Featured in Gerald Astor’s book, “The Mighty Eighth”

Featured in Tracy Libby’s book, “Reporting for Duty”

Irwin’s biography, L.A. Weiser’s book, “An Extraordinary Life… Gone to the Dogs”

Irwin has been a part of the Wings of Freedom Tour since the start.
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Race of the Century

July 29, 2017 @ 8:30 am - July 30, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

$10 - $15

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Collings Foundation - Race of the Century - Race nr. 1: 1867 Concord stagecoach (driven by Chip *****), 1904 Franklin Type A Roadster (driven by Rob Collings), and a suffragette bicyclist (Kim Hull)

Collings Foundation – Race of the Century – Race #1: 1867 Concord stagecoach , 1904 Franklin Type A Roadster, and a suffragette bicyclist.

Horses, Hybrids, electric cars, vehicles powered by water, flying machines, all poised to solve the transportation issues of the day. The Collings Foundation will host a most entertaining event that pits some of the greatest mobility based technological advancements against each other in Race of the Century.

AR-150727387During the early 1900’s transportation technologies advanced at an incredible rate. The thought of a “horseless carriage” rumbling down the path – or better yet – a “flying machine” moving through the air seemed amazing. The traditional horse and buggy quickly became history with the emergence of auto carriages like the 1905 Franklin and aircraft such as the 1909 Bleriot Type XI.

Which technologies will win? There is only one way to find out! Some of the races:

Pair of Horses/1867 Stage Coach Vs. 1904 Franklin Type A Roadster Vs. bicycle:
No competition here… silly motorized carriage. We all know where the real “horse power” lies.

Horse/Buggy Vs. 1908 Stanley Steamer: This will be a close race. An automobile that runs on water? Incredible! Can it be the horse and buggy has met its match?

1914 Stutz Bearcat Vs. 1909 Model T: The most incredible race ever! – One of the fastest cars of the time racing against this amazing machine of industrial might.

Collings Foundation - Race of the Century - Race nr. 6: Dreyer-Ford Model B sprint car (Rob Collings), 1932 Fort Port Riley Model B (Bruce Harrison), Flathead V8 sprint car (Tony Cassidy), midget sprint car (Chris Cassidy)

See an amazing exhibition and display of carriages, carts and horses from the Massachusetts Carriage and Driving Society. Additional exhibits of transportation contraptions, steam engines, flying machines and military equipment will be exhibited. The Collings Foundation’s amazing museum of over 70 automobiles, race cars and historic aircraft and tanks will be open for viewing.

The Race of the Century takes place on both July 29th and 30th. Facility and collection will be open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM daily. Entry fee is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 years and younger. Races start around 1:00 PM. Fly in a WWII aircraft! We will be offering flights in the last operating PT-17 that trained Tuskegee Airmen in WWII.

20-minute Stearman flights: $200. Call to reserve flights. No reservations needed for general entrance.
Click on picture below to see National Geographic video of Race of the Century!Bleriot

 

Details

Start:
July 29, 2017 @ 8:30 am
End:
July 30, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Cost:
$10 - $15
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Venue

Race of the Century – Collings Foundation
137 Barton Road
Stow, MA 01775 United States
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Phone:
978-562-9182
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