Irvin L. Steinbach, a retired court psychologist and avid urban walker, died Sunday of a cardiac arrest at his Roland Park Place. He was 86.
The son of a businessman and a homemaker, Irvin Lee Steinbach was born in Baltimore and raised on Eutaw Place. After graduating from City College in 1945, he was drafted into the Army.
Mr. Steinbach served with the Army for 14 months in Japan until being discharged in 1946. After returning to Baltimore, he worked with his father, who had founded the Maderia Bonded Wine and Liquor Co., a beverage distributorship.
In the early 1950s, he earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in the subject from George Washington University.
During the 1960s, he was a guidance counselor for Baltimore public schools, and in the 1970s, became a psychologist for the Circuit Court of Baltimore, evaluating defendants. He retired in 1994.
Mr. Steinbach, who was both a student and writer of haiku poetry, enjoyed exploring Baltimore on longs walk that he took through the city and its various neighborhoods.
He also enjoyed traveling to Denmark and collecting Danish designed furniture.
A remembrance gathering will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Margaret Bright Social Room at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St.
Surviving are two sons, Sam Steinbach of Hampden and Andy Steinbach of San Jose, Calif.; and two grandchildren. His marriage to former Baltimore Sun reporter Alice Carter Steinbach, who died earlier this year, ended in divorce.