Kenneth Thurlow Irish(1923 - 2013)

Kenneth Thurlow Irish


Kenneth Thurlow Irish, 90, of Greenville, husband of Manola Irish for 66 years, died September 17, 2013.

Born in Portland, ME, he was a son of the late Alton and Hattie Irish.

Kenneth served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a retired Steam Fitter. He attended Simpsonville United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Linda Van Haasteren (David) of Simpsonville; two sons, Robert Irish (Anne) of Holbrook, NY, and Edward Irish (Carol) of Williamsburg, VA; six grandchildren, Andrea, Alyssa, Allyson, Gerrit, Katherine, and Alexandra; and one great grandchild, Michael.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Simpsonville United Methodist Church.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to the staff of NHC Mauldin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Steven Avenue Congregational Church, 790 Stevens Ave., Portland, ME 04103

Condolences may be made to the family by visiting

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Southeast.


Funeral Home

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home Southeast Chapel
1604 NE Main St Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 688-1600

Published in The Greenville News on Sept. 20, 2013