Irving Sachs

Irving Sachs

Irving H. Sachs, 94, of Yardley, Pa.; Belgrade Lakes, Maine; and Longboat Key, Fla., died July 7, 2012. He was born in Pittsburgh.

Mr. Sachs worked in his wife’s family business, J. Chein and Company, founded in 1903, one of the last family-owned toy companies in the United States. In the late 1950s, he and his father-in-law, Sam Hoffman, relocated the business from Harrison to Burlington. He eventually became the company’s president and CEO, and with his brother-in-law Robert Beckelman, built it into Chein Industries, the preeminent housewares manufacturer of decorative metal lithograph containers.

He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1938.

Serving during World War II as a captain in the Army Air Corps, he was stationed at the flight school in Tampa, Fla., as a supply officer.

Predeceased by his wife, Marion (Hoffman); his oldest son, Richard; and a granddaughter, Emily, he is survived by his daughter, Patricia Sachs, and daughter-in-law, Maryetta Sachs, both of Washington, DC; his son, Jim of Yardley; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held July 12 with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing. Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Pennsylvania.

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