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Irene Janofsky Hartzell ’60

February 1, 2023, in Simi Valley, California.

Born to artist Annelies Ehrlich and influential attorney Leonard S. Janofsky in Los Angeles, California, Irene grew up in Beverly Hills and attended Hawthorne School and Beverly Hills High School. From a young age she knew she wanted to pursue a career in counseling, specifically psychology.

After high school, Irene attended Reed and Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at UC Berkeley. Subsequently, she pursued her PhD at the University of Oregon, Eugene.

Irene worked for Kaiser Permanente as a clinical psychologist for 20 years, where she was director of the School Problems Screening Clinic. After retiring from psychology, Irene became a certified mediator and an educational consultant, and published A Wizard’s Guide to Study Skills: Middle School Edition.

She married and later divorced Charles Timothy Hartzell. Irene is survived by her son, Mark Hartzell.

Appeared in Reed magazine: Fall 2023

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