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Ronald LeRoy Irwin

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Ronald LeRoy Irwin Obituary
Ronald LeRoy Irwin SPRING GLEN, N.Y.- Mr. Ronald LeRoy Irwin a long time resident of Spring Glen, N.Y., died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown. He was 77. He was born Jan. 27, 1940 in Walden, N.Y., the son of the late Albert F. Irwin and the late Ella A. Markle Irwin. Ronald proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1959-1963 during the Cuban Missile Crisis as a Sonar and Communications specialist. He was also a member of the American Legion. He went on to use technical skills at IBM in Kingston, N.Y., working as a Computer Technician traveling around the country repairing main frame computers. Ronald married Sharon Tice 53 years ago on Oct. 3, 1964 in the Walden Methodist Church in Walden, N.Y. A family statement read: Dad was a man who showed his family he loved them deeply. His greatest joy was his wife, children, and grandchildren. He loved to have family gatherings. He possessed an unmatchable sense of humor. He was a loyal and caring man that was devoted to his family. Surviving are wife, Sharon T. Irwin, at home; son, Daniel Ward Irwin and his fianc√© Patrica Thomas of Cleveland, Tenn.; son, James Russell Irwin and his wife Tricia of Huguenot, N.Y.; brother, Albert Irwin, Jr., of New Windsor, N.Y.; sister, Beverly Stuhmer and her husband Raymond of Montgomery, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren: Shannon Plaza and her husband Joe, Victoria Irwin, Justin Irwin, Christopher Irwin, Erica Martzen, Anthony Irwin, Rosamaria Irwin, Adrianna Irwin, Emily Gardner, and Zachary Irwin; great-granddaughter, Auria; several nieces and nephews; and a close friend who is like a son, Charles Wallack and his wife Jody of Spring Glen, N.Y. he is predeceased by a son, Heath Ward Irwin, and a brother, Richard D. Irwin. There will be no visitation and funeral services will be held private at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial & Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105-1942 or St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 46 Ball St., P.O. Box 712, Port Jervis, N.Y., 12771. Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y., 12771 845.856.5191 To read the obituary on line or to send a condolence note to the family visit www.grayparkerfu neralhome.com
Published in the Daily Freeman on Dec. 6, 2017
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