Baruch Dayan HaEmet – Ira Bornstein z”l

After waging a courageous battle against glioblastoma for almost 3 years, Ira Bornstein passed away on July 21. For 2 1/2 years, he was fortunate to have an amazing quality of life which allowed the two of us to travel throughout the world, despite a wide array of COVID restrictions. 

Few people can marry the love of their life at age 18 and still be married 48+ years later. I consider myself very fortunate to have been Ira’s best friend for that entire period. Ira loved raising our four sons (Josh, Adam, Aaron, and Jordan) and watching our family grow. Just weeks before his death, he held our latest addition, our seventh grandchild. I will forever miss Ira’s love of life and the immense positivity he exhibited until the final days of his life. 

Ira’s motto — Keep Moving; No Regrets — will not be forgotten.

Funeral services will be held at Congregation Bonai Shalom in Boulder at 9:30 am on Tuesday, July 25 with graveside services following at 11 am at Mountain View Memorial Park in Boulder. Shiva details have yet to be finalized

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the National Brain Tumor SocietyBaskin Jewish Community Chaplaincy Program, or Collier Hospice Hospital.

Sandra Bornstein

About Sandra Bornstein

Sandy Bornstein lived as an expat in India. Her award-winning memoir, May This Be the Best Year of Your Life, highlights what she learned as the only American teacher at an international Bangalore school. After living abroad, Sandy continues to explore the world and write about her travels. You can follow Sandy's adventures at