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Alvin L. Irwin


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Alvin L. Irwin Obituary
Alvin L. Irwin, age 82, of Millcreek Township, passed peacefully, on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. He was born in Swissvale, Pa., on August 19, 1935, the son of the late Leslie M. and Gladys E. Potter Irwin.

Alvin received his bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He served for eight years in the USNR.

Alvin had a very successful career at Erie Insurance for 30 years. He retired as a Senior Vice President in 1996.

Alvin was a football booster for Strong Vincent High School, a volunteer and philanthropist for the Erie Maritime Museum and Brig Niagara, a member of the Barn Theater in Stuart, Fla., a volunteer and philanthropist for the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, a former member of Elmwood Avenue Presbyterian Church, and a member of Peace Presbyterian Church in Stuart, Fla. He enjoyed playing the role of Santa Claus at Erie Insurance for many years.

He loved volunteering and doing his philanthropy work, boating and the water, and was very proud of his grandchildren.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one sister Jean Rooney, one brother Captain Harry Emerson Irwin (USN), and one son-in-law Shane I. Murdock.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years Audrey R. Barley Irwin, one daughter Stephanie M. Murdock of Millcreek Township, two sons Craig W. Irwin (Lisa) of Lancaster, S.C. and Alan R. Irwin (Kathleen) of Erie, eight grandchildren Lucas, Alaina, Natalie (Drew), Alexander, Joshua, Rachel, Connor, and Pierce, one great-grandchild Audra, and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank Sunrise Senior Living (Bickford), Millcreek Community Hospital, and LECOM Health Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Friends may call at the Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 4216 Sterrettania Rd., on Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to Elmwood Avenue Presbyterian Church, 2816 Elmwood Ave., Erie, PA 16508, on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. for the Funeral Service. Private interment will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Barber National Institute, 100 Barber Place, Erie, PA 16507.

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Published in the Erie Times-News from Aug. 10 to Aug. 12, 2018
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