James R. Irwin

James R. Irwin EPHRATA James R. Irwin, 76, died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, May 5, 2013. He was the husband of Barbara Tyson Irwin, with whom he would have celebrated a 56th wedding anniversary on July 6th. He was born in Lebanon on August 14, 1936, a son of the late Joseph and Helen Bankey Irwin. He was a 1954 graduate of Lebanon High School and had completed a data processing course at F & M College. He was retired from Yellow Freight since 1996 and was previously employed by RCA and Middletown Air Force Base. His health was declining for the past six years, but he was an avid sportsman who enjoyed playing golf, bowling, hunting and fishing. In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons: James J. and wife Heidi Irwin, Brian D. Irwin and fiance Patty Shenk; grandchildren: Shawn, Lauren, and Luke Irwin; sister: Linda Pyles; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister: Helen (Petty) Miller. Memorial services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Rohland Funeral Home, 508 Cumberland St., Lebanon, 17042 with Rev. Eugene Hostetter officiating. There will be a time of visitation from 10 a.m. to the time of service at the funeral home.

Funeral Home

Rohland Funeral Home, Inc.
508 Cumberland Street Lebanon, PA 17042
(717) 272-6673

Published in Lebanon Daily News on May 7, 2013