TUNKHANNOCK — Irwin E. Messick, 91, of Tunkhannock and formerly of Dallas, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at The Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas.
Born in Wyoming, he was a son of the late Thomas and Martha Parrish Messick and was a graduate of West Pittston High School. He resided in Dallas for most of his life.
Irwin had worked for the federal government with the U.S. Air Force in the petroleum industry. He retired after 22 years of service. He was a member of Fellowship Evangelical Free Church and was also a member and Past Master of Landmark Lodge No. 442 F&AM, Wilkes Barre, Keystone Consistory, Scranton, Mt. Horeb Council, Dieu Le Veut, Knights of the Red Cross, Knights Templar, St James Conclave, Irem Temple Shrine, Dallas, Oneida Lodge Order of Odd Fellows, Dennis Strong American Legion, Tunkhannock.
Irwin served his country in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.
Irwin was preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Bachman; and brothers, Jim and Bill Messick.
Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Cole; a daughter, Sue (Keith) Harvey, Tunkhannock; grandchildren, Keith Jr. (Kathy) Harvey, Annette (Raymond) Kuzma, Ken (Sue) Harvey, Vicki (Steve) Tupper, Jennifer (Andy) Knox, Jeff Bachman, Jodie Bachman; brother, Harold Messick.
Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday from the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, 2940 Memorial Hwy., Dallas, with the Rev. Carl Dyrli, pastor of Fellowship Evangelical Free Church, and the Rev. Betty Reilly, pastor of Tunkhannock Methodist Manor, officiating. Interment will be in Fern Knoll Burial Park, Dallas. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Landmark Lodge No. 442 will conduct a masonic service at 6:45 p.m.