Sad Passing of Irving Isaacson


Irving Isaacson passed away on Wednesday March 28 in his birthplace Auburn, ME at the age of 102.  In his long and eventful life, he was a lawyer, soldier, secret agent, entrepreneur and philanthropist.


  Born August 7, 1915 he graduated from Bates College in 1936 and Harvard Law School in 1939.  In 1940 in advance of the entry of the U.S. into WWII, he enlisted in the National Guard before the draft was established.  He was trained as a communications officer and due to his proficiency in four languages was posted to England where he was assigned to the OSS. He parachuted into Holland to support the Dutch resistance and undertook special projects in Eastern Europe then under Soviet domination.  At wars end he met and married Judith a survivor of Auschwitz, enjoying 70 years of matrimony before her passing in 2015.

Irving Isaacson

 From 1947 onwards he was committed to the legal profession representing numerous Maine companies and in addition served as an assistant district attorney in Androscoggin County and a municipal judge for Auburn, ME. He was he author of a number of manuals relating to law enforcement and authored Memoirs of an Amateur Spy.

He had strong connections to the poultry industry representing the Maine Chicken and Egg Association and producers in New England.  He was a co-founder of UEP. Irving continued working through his 95th year retiring when his eyesight failed. 


He is survived by his sister Shirley Nadel and his three children John, Consuelo and Mark and their families which included eight grandchildren. 


May he rest in peace.