I had the pleasure of working with Ira when he was a telecommunication programmer for Mobil Oil Corp. We worked together on a project. Ira was a gentleman and a good friend. We spent many nights ensuring that the [project] would be a smooth and seamless effort, and much to his credit, it was just that. Ira will be missed. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his wife and two children. Ira will remain in my thoughts and in my prayers. I wish his family the very best in these very trying times.
A.J. Ascone, friend/former co-worker