Irwin Michael Kroskin

by | Feb 10, 2022 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Irwin Michael Kroskin, 84, passed away January 23, 2022 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Born and raised in Norfolk, he was the son of the late Philip and Miriam Finestone Kroskin. He was preceded in death by his wife Ruthi Sherman Kroskin in 2012.

Irwin was a graduate of Maury High School and the University of Virginia. Irwin was an architect and principal of the Kroskin Design Group until his retirement. He was a life long member and past president of Congregation Beth El in Norfolk. He enjoyed boating and fishing on the Chesapeake, loved snow skiing and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Irwin, known as EI to his family and friends, is survived by his daughters Suzanne Kroskin Mazer and husband Stephen of Annapolis, Md., Stephanie Kroskin Block and husband Gary of Annapolis, Md.; son Philip Kroskin and wife Julie of Bethesda, Md.; grandchildren Kayla and Abigail Mazer, Zachary Block and wife Nikki, Hannah and Joseph Block, and Matthew and Eli Kroskin; and companion and special friend, Nancy Kanter.

Graveside services were held at B’nai Israel Congregation’s cemetery in Oxon Hill, Maryland. A memorial celebration will be held at Congregation Beth El in Norfolk, Virginia at a later date.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at Services were live streamed at

Memorial donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at