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IRVIN LE ROY PENTONEY November 12, 1931- January 19, 2013 Irvin was a native Riversider who attended Fremont Elementary School, Central Junior High School then went on to attend the original Poly High School and graduated in 1951. While at Poly, he was a cross country star runner. He then briefly attended RCC before beginning a 35 year career as a Senior Nursery Technician in the Department of Plant Pathology at UC Riverside. He enjoyed playing men's competitive softball as a pitcher and won several tournaments for the First Baptist Church men's league. In addition to softball he was an avid tennis player and enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as archery. Throughout the years, he sang in many Church choirs as well as being a member of the Riverside Opera Association, Master Chorale and Dickens Festival. He enjoyed harvesting avocados for the UCR field stations in Fallbrook and cross bred grapefruits to design his own tree at his home. He was married to Bernice Pentoney for 54 years and is survived by his daughters; DanaAnn Flowers, Judy Pentoney as well as several grandchildren, Geri Banuelos, Danny Flowers, Marshall Holman III, Alexis Holman and Great Grandchildren Mark and Sean Banuelos and Skyler Flowers. He is survived by a brother Ken Pentoney and several nephews and adopted family members and friends. Services will be at Evergreen Memorial Park, 4414 14th Street, Riverside, Ca 92501 on Thursday, January 24th at 10:00a.m. Memorial Service will follow at 11:00a.m. at First Baptist Church of Riverside, 5500 Alessandro Blvd, Riverside, CA 92506. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Alz.org at the tribute page for Irvin Pentoney all funds go to the research of Dementia/Alzheimer's. Services are entrusted to Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221 Please visit www.achesonandgraham.com to leave condolences.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 23, 2013
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