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Irene L. "Lupe," age 93, of Loveladies passed away on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 at the Brandywine Senior Living, Toms River.
Irene was born in Paterson and formerly of Franklin Lakes and LBI, NJ. Irene and her husband "Stretch" were summer residents of Surf City since the 1940s, before moving to Loveladies year round in the 1970s.
Irene served during World War II as a Navy nurse.
For over 20 years, she worked as a teacher at Indian Hills High School, Oakland and Ramapo High School, Franklin Lakes. She volunteered many hours at the Paterson Chapter of the American Red Cross, State Parks System of Barnegat Light, NJ and St. Francis of Assisi Church Parish Center in Brant Beach. She was a member of the LBI Foundation of Arts & Sciences and the American Association of University Women.
Irene was an avid gardener and golfer. She loved all sports, including the aquatic types. In 1962, Irene traveled to the Japan Olympics as a trainer for the American Women's Track Team. One of her favorite things to do was walk on the beach.
Mrs. Pohl was predeceased by her husband, Henry F. Pohl "Stretch" (1982) and sisters Alice Critchley (2003) and Helen Kowal (2011). Surviving are her brothers Alex Lupenski of Albuquerque, NM and Frank Lupenski of Fair Lawn, NJ, niece and close companion Jane Ryan and her husband Tom and many other nieces and nephews.
Contributions may be made in Irene's memory to St. Francis of Assisi Parish Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd, Brant Beach, NJ 08008. Private arrangements are under the direction of Riggs Funeral Home, 130 North Rt. 9, Forked River, NJ 08731.
Published in The Record on Mar. 24, 2013