Iriarte, Kerman

Kerman Joseba Iriarte

March 3, 1962 - June 8, 2019

Kerman Joseba Iriarte of McKinney, Texas passed away on June 8, 2019 at the age of 57.  He was born on March 3, 1962 to Santiago and Carmen (Russian) Iriarte in Caracas, Venezuela. On April 14, 1984, he married Jenny La Riva in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He was a loving and exceptional father, a wonderful husband and friend, and a very happy, caring, charismatic, optimistic and loyal person. He loved spending his free time with family and friends, and enjoyed riding his motorcycle and exploring new places as much as he could.

Kerman is survived by his wife, Jenny Iriarte of McKinney, Texas; daughters, Krystel Iriarte of McKinney, Texas and Zurine Iriarte of Van Alstyne, Texas; sons, Kerman Joseba Iriarte, II of Anna, Texas and Erwin Otto Guntermann of McKinney, Texas; grandson, Kerman Joseba Iriarte, III; mother, Carmen Amalia Iriarte; sisters, Irantzu and Julene Iriarte; brothers, Santiago and Jon Ander Iriarte; and numerous other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Santiago Iriarte.

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.

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We are so sorry to hear of Kerman's passing! Our prayers and thoughts go out to you, Jennifer, and all your family. Kerman's smile was contagious! You will all have our continued support at Grey Matters! Steve & Karen Kuryla, June 14, 2019 My memories of Kerman are from high school - He always filled the classroom with energy and laughter. We all remember him as a daring person with no fear and met every challenge with success. A charmer with wit who lead us with ease in difficult times - his smile was his signature. I remember him one time stand on his head with both hands on a skateboard coming down the entrance street of Colegio Loyola in Puerto Ordaz. That image is Kerman and is what makes him unique. With grace he skated with the board and made it look so easy that we all scratched our heads and thought of it as an "Evil Knievel" act. But, that was him always finding a way to beat the odds. A classmate, a friend, a leader that taught us all a very special lesson in life with his wisdom, smartness and character that will be part of our class. Your perseverance lives with us and for that we thank you friend. We were so fortunate to have met you - "Loyola Siempre Valientes."
John Atela, June 13, 2019 As a member of Kerman's High School Class Loyola 1980, I Just want to say we deeply regret his early passing away ... He will always be remembered as one of the happy, friendly and fun to be with member of our high school class ... We loved the guy as he was and beyond the time and distance always remembered him as the nice and good person we knew in our teen years .... We will always love you kiddo.
Daniel Tontodonati, June 13, 2019 We were friends till high school, so much more I would have liked to know you for Old Friend.
Franklin Rivas, June 13, 2019 To my dear friend from my early years of high school, have a great trip my dear friend, we will miss you and always remember you.
Georgina landaez, June 13, 2019 Deepest sympathy to the Iriarte family. It was an honor and pleasure to know Kerman. A charming gentleman who was a valued contributor at the monthly Grey Matters meetings. We will fondly remember him. Ivan and Alison.
Ivan & Alison Thompson , June 12, 2019 No tenemos las suficientes palabras para expresarles que puedan tratar de alivianar el dolor tan profundo que tu y tu familia están sintiendo. No tuvimos la oportunidad de conocer en persona a tu maravilloso padre; pero si algo tenemos claro es que él vive en ti, en tu madre y tus hermanos. Tu alegría, tu inmensa fuerza y valentía, tu pasión por todo aquello que haces, tus ganas de vivir al máximo, celebrar la vida y disfrutar cada momento como si fuera el ultimo. Tu dedicación, servicio y cariño para con todos los que tenemos el privilegio de llamarte amiga! Sabemos y tenemos claro que esto es parte del legado que tu padre ha dejado a este mundo y es por esto que estamos agradecidos por su maravillosa vida. Por ahí dicen las cosas bellas de la creación son aquellas las cuales no puedes tocar, y es por esto que todo el amor, momentos y bellos recuerdos con él y de él se mantendrán vivos siempre en tu Corazón y tu Ser… Te queremos muchísimo y te acompañamos en tu dolor bella Krytel. Aférrate a esa fuerza divina que heredaste y recuerda que acá estamos para lo que necesites tú y tu familia. Dios los bendiga infinitamente, que junto a tu padre siga guiando cada uno de tus pasos, ilumine tu camino y fortalezca tus alas para volar tan alto como el quiere y tiene para ti y tu familia. David & Ailenn David Lisboa & Ailenn Alba, June 12, 2019 Words are failing me as I try to express how wonderful a man Kerman was and how much he brought to everyone whose life was touched by him. He was always there. With a smile and hope and warmth. Full of life and love. Oh how he will be missed. Love to Jenny, Kerman II, Zurine, and Krystel.
Diana Gale, June 12, 2019 I’m so heartbroken over this loss. Kerman was the best person and neighbor I could ever have. My condolences to you Jenny and the entire family. My prayers are with you all. You all are my family and this is certainly a pain that only God can heal. All my love,
Jeanine Stewart , June 10, 2019