Irwin August
Irwin August
  • December 12, 1929 - June 20, 2016
  • Madison, Connecticut

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Dr. Irwin August, 86, passed peacefully in his sleep Monday morning, June 19th, 2016. He was born December 12th, 1929 in Chicago, IL to Carl August of Wisconsin and Lena Siegel of Buffalo, NY. He is survived by his loving devoted wife Barbara August of Madison, CT, me, his beloved son, Matthew August, also of Madison, CT, and our sweet loyal Cockapoo Gigi, who was always at his side and will certainly miss him and the many scraps he could not be prevented from tossing her way.
Irwin received his B.A. in Education from the University of Illinois, and then his Ed.D. from NYU. He taught physical education, health, math, science, and history and coached Cross Country and several other sports for over 20 years at Wheatley High School on Long Island, where he was inducted to the hall of fame for his excellence as a Cross Country coach in 2004.
Never one to remain sedentary, in 1985, at 56, Irwin retired from teaching and coaching and began his Pre-Med education at the University of Colorado in Denver. He went on to receive his D.O. from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, ME in 1992.
For the past 10 years Dr. August operated a private psychiatric counseling practice in Westbrook, CT and Fall River, MA. He specialized in treating patients with serious opiate addictions, and was lucky enough to work alongside his wife Barbara, who acted as office manager for the past few years, and joined him in his lifelong dedication to helping others. Friends family and anyone else who wishes to pay respects to Irwin and his family may attend the wake on Friday, June 24th from 4pm to 8pm at the Swan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443, and the funeral service on Saturday, June 25th at 10am at St. Margaret Roman Catholic Church, 24 Academy St, Madison, CT 06443.