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October 1, 1949 - January 7, 2013 |
Walter P. Irish
October 1, 1949 ~ January 7, 2013
Oroville, CA - Walter passed away due to complications of Diabetes. He was born in Carmel, California to John Irish and Dorothy Moore Irish. He was a graduate of Pacific Grove High School, obtained a B.A. from Chico State and a Master of Fine Arts - Creative Writing in Poetry, being one of six of 600 candidates chosen for this program at the
University of Iowa
Writer's Workshop. He was a published poet and recently wrote a two-page, headline article for the Chico newspaper concerning the car sales business, having worked in that business for several years. Walter also worked as an advocate for Child and Elder Protective Services.
Walter was predeceased by his parents, two sisters and a brother. He is survived by sisters, Kathleen Hicks (Kenneth) of Corral de Tierra, Anna Irish of Salinas and a brother, John Irish of Seaside and his former wife, Marilyn Gohl of Petaluma. Also surviving him are six nieces and nephews and many great nieces and great nephews.
Services will be held at a later date in the year in an outside setting, as family outings were an integral part of his growing up.
Published in The Monterey Herald on Jan. 17, 2013
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"I loved Walter for his passion and compassion in defending those who could not defend themselves. I..."
- Kim Parker (Davis)
"My sincere condolence to Anna and the rest of Walter's Family. Vicki Hillary."
"Articulate, insightful, wry, and wise, I am so glad to have been the recipient of a renewed friendship..."
- April Canaday
"Rest in Peace, Uncle Waldo"
- Peter Opel
"Walter and I became became friends in high school.We fed off each other I suppose but he was always the..."
- Neil Williams
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