Irving L Givot D.C., August 2, 1944 — August 8, 2021


Last updated 8/18/2021 at Noon

Irving L. Givot was a remarkable man.

Here are a few of the many comments from friends, family, and patients in the week following his death:

“Irv was much more than my doctor, he was my friend, educator and advisor.”

“I know that the world lost someone very special and greatly needed. He was a brilliant man, an amazing healer, offering wisdom and his quiet wit, he was a kind and generous friend to so many… We were very lucky and grateful to have known him in the years that we did and wish that we could have known him much longer.”

“Irv was always so kind, friendly, and engaging — with a special, caring sparkle in his eye. Just to see him made me feel better!”

“Irv found a great balance ... in life. Finding ways to serve, heal, and help people grow, even to his very last day. He brought so much wisdom, guidance, and knowledge to so many and I’m so glad to be the recipient of some of his love and wisdom.”

“Things I loved about him, his humor, love of the [Gurdjieff] Work, the healer in him.”

“About a week before he died, he told me that he wanted to meditate more now, even though he had already been doing it daily. (It seemed that as he saw his time getting shorter, he needed to put more time into it.)”

His full and rich life began in L.A. He graduated from UC Berkeley (B.S.-1966), Brandeis (Ph.D.-1971, biochemistry), and, after feeling that he could best serve with more understanding rather than more knowledge, he began studying the teachings of George Gurdjieff and attending the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon (D.C.-1980). He had chiropractic practices in Mt. Angel, Aurora, and 29 years in Sisters.

He and Winnie married in Boston (1968), homesteaded in New Mexico, lived in Colorado, moved to the Willamette Valley (1976) and then to Sisters (1992).

He is survived by his wife (Winnie); daughter (Rima Givot); son (John Givot); grandsons (George and Bela Chladek); son-in-law (Gabe Chladek), all from Sisters; and brother and sister-in-law (Marty and Keong Givot), California.

A memorial is planned for September 5, at 10 a.m., both in-person and online. For more information and to RSVP, please go to Please share this with others. All are welcome.


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