May 11, 1951 - June 26, 2014
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Jeffrey Lee Irwin, 63, passed away Thursday, June 26, at David Grant Medical Center on Travis AFB.
Jeffrey was born on May 11, 1951, in Indiana to Ralph Vern and Betty Jean Irwin.
On Sept. 11, 1972, Jeffrey married Norma Ibanez in Olongapo City, Philippines.
Jeffrey was retired from the U.S. Navy where he served a full career of 20 years as a Boatswain's Mate and a Master at Arms. He was proud of his career in the Navy and served on multiple ships, including the U.S.S. Carl Vinson and the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk.
Jeffrey enjoyed reading, especially western themed stories, and playing poker with his son-in-laws and extended family. Most of all, he enjoyed being with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Irwin of Suisun City; son, Steven (Leyna) Irwin; three daughters, Betty (Vince) Clack, Sue (Ken) Hurlburt, and Ritchel (Michael) Barrett, all of California; his two brothers, Tim (Kathy) Irwin, and Ralph (Linda), all of Indiana; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Jeffrey was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Betty; three sisters, Nancy Kay, June, and Sue and a brother, Patrick.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, Fairfield. Interment will be at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon. Visitation will be from 5 to 9:00 p.m., Monday, July 7, at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bryan-Braker, (707) 425-4697. You may sign the guestbook at www.bryanbraker.com.
Bryan-Braker Funeral Home
1850 W Texas St Fairfield, CA 94533
Published in TimesHeraldOnline on July 4, 2014