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Paul "Vern" Irwin

AGE: 88 • Toms River

Paul "Vern" Irwin, 88, of Toms River, passed away on June 5, 2017.

Born and raised in Clifton, Vern proudly served in the US Army from 1951-1953 as a Sergeant where he was a Tank Commander stationed in Munich, Germany. When he returned home, Vern had a long and successful career as a talented stained glass maker working for Hiemer & Company in Clifton. His profession was also his passion, and would make beautiful stained glass Christmas ornaments which his family and friends looked forward to receiving each year. Vern also volunteered his time as a Fireman in Little Falls for many years and especially loved spending time with his family.

Vern is survived by his sister, Joan Marotta; his sister-in-law, Mildred Irwin; his nephews, Kenneth Irwin and his wife Cindy; Gary Irwin and his wife Kathleen and Mark Marotta and his wife Linda; and many great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Walton and his brother-in-law Frank Marotta.

Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Thursday, June 8 at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains. A funeral service will be held 11 am Friday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Vern's memory to National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, P.O. Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 would be greatly appreciated by his family.
Published in Asbury Park Press on June 7, 2017
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