Irwin J. Amick
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SHELBY: Irwin J. Amick, age 86, resident of Shelby died Sunday, July 28, 2013 in Shelby Pointe.
Born July 15, 1927 in Shelby, Ohio to J. Irwin and Elizabeth (Calver) Amick, he attended school in the Plymouth area graduating from Mansfield Senior High School in 1945. He enlisted in the US Navy proudly serving aboard the USS Independence aircraft carrier. At the end of WWII, the carrier was converted to a troop transport making two trips to Saipan and one to Iwo Jima.
He then served on a LCS and made the trip from San Diegp to New Orleans through the Panama Canal and LCS was put into mothballs. After serving in the Navy, Irwin graduated from DeForest Technical School in Chicago. He worked for IBM as a systems engineer retiring after 28 years.
Mr. Amick lived in Ashland, Ohio for thirty years where he raised his family. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Ashland, serving as a deacon and advisor to the junior deacons and was also scoutmaster of troop #512. After moving to Shelby, he was a member of the First Christian Church of Shelby. Irwin was a life member of NRA and enjoyed his grandchildren, traveling, hunting and gardening.
Survivors include his wife, Loretta (Black) Amick, whom he married September 22, 1950; one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie (Amick) and Darrell Hyatt of Nacogdoches, Texas; one son, Todd Amick of Shelby; two grandchildren, Olivia Paige Amick, Steven Irwin Amick and their mother Stephanie (Love) Amick, all of Shelby; one sister and brother-in-law, Connie (Amick) and John Bloom of Shelby; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Rosalie (Black) and Ken Terman of Shelby, several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy (Amick) Eckert of Crestline and brother, Charles D. Amick of Mansfield.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby. Reverend Brad McBee will officiate with interment in Lexington Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. Memorial expressions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio and First Christian Church.
On line condolences may be made at www.barkdullfuneralhome.com
Barkdull Funeral Home
33 N Gamble St
Shelby, OH 44875
Published in the News Journal on July 30, 2013