VeteranGeorge T. Irwin Dies At Age 71

George Thomas Irwin, age 71, died about 5 p.m. Monday evening at his home at Barry where they had resided the past five months. Prior to that time, the Irwins were Astoria residents. He had been in ill health for about three years.

Mr. Irwin was born July 18, 1895 in Rushville, a son of John and Mary Jane Knowls Irwin. He was married to Lula Lear in Rushville on Dec. 16, 1916. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Clyde Irwin of Lewistown; one daughter, Mrs. Opal Chambers of Good Hope; eight grandchildren, three of whom were raised in the Irwin home, Kenneth Fagan of Barry, Mrs. Mary Lou Oliver of Macomb and Mrs. Sharon Lane of Sandwich; nine great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Morrell of Rushville and Mrs. Melvina Morrell of Sciota. He was preceded in death by one daughter, and seven brothers and sisters.

At one time Mr. Irwin had been a policeman for Astoria, serving in that capacity for several years. He was a member of Pythias Lodge, a veteran of World War I and a member of Astoria American Legion Post No. 25.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Rev. Forrest Wise officiating. Burial will be in Astoria Cemetery. Friends may call at the Memorial Home after 1 p.m. Wednesday. The family will meet with friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Memorial Home.


Published in the Astoria Argus-Searchlight on 11/30/1966

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