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Robert P. Irons Jr.


1933 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Robert P. Irons Jr.  Obituary
Irons, Robert P. Jr.
Robert P. Irons Jr, 82, beloved brother, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away on April 1, 2016 in Peoria, AZ. Robert was born April 10, 1933 in Pensacola, FL to parents Robert and Gladys Irons. After high school Robert earned an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. After graduating from Naval Academy (Class of '55) Robert was commissioned as a Lieutenant and served for 11 years in the U.S. Navy earning the United Nations Medal and the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star. After leaving the Navy Robert earned his Masters Degree from the University of California San Diego and went on to work for Sperry Flight Systems and Honeywell. He loved spending time with his family, coaching youth soccer, reading, music, running, and his volunteer work with the Arizona Humane Society, the City of Glendale, and Valley Big Brothers. Robert was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Gladys Irons and his son Douglas Irons and is survived by his brother Richard Irons, sister Nancy Young, daughter Erin Gibbs, sons Robert and James Irons as well as 5 grand children and 1 great grand child. Private services will be held for the family. In lieu of sending flowers, the family asks that you consider making a small donation in his memory to the Arizona Humane Society (http://www.azhumane.org) which is an organization that was near and dear to his heart. Please visit www.heritagefuneralchapels.com to share memories.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 10, 2016
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