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James T. Irving


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James T. Irving Obituary
Irving, James T. January 1, 1939 - July 21, 2017 Jim Irving, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, of Des Peres, MO, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, July 21, 2017, surrounded by the love of his family. Jim was born on January 1, 1939, in Brooklyn, NY, grew up in Schoharie County, NY, and graduated from Niagara University. After graduation, working as a bartender at a summer resort in Lake George, NY, he met Ann Sackett, his future wife. Jim began his insurance career as a claims adjuster, and lived in many different states due to job transfers. He retired in 2001 from GMAC Insurance as Claims Vice President. Jim was an avid golfer, a loyal Baltimore Orioles fan, and loved the game of bridge. But his greatest devotion was to serving the poor as a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, where he was a District President. Jim will be remembered as a gentleman and leader, a man who was passionate and vocal on issues he felt strongly about, and who always had a soft spot in his heart for the underdog. Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Edna Irving, and is survived by Ann, his beloved wife of 52 years, and his loving children, Margaret Irving, Paul (Jessica) Irving, Andrew Irving, and Daniel (Kristin) Irving, all of California; grandchildren Cody, Edith, Cooper and Nina Irving; brother Donald (Saundra) Minholz; sister Ginny Collins; and many dear nieces, nephews and cousins. Services: Visitation will be at Bopp Chapel in Kirkwood on Friday, July 28, from 4:00-7:00, with Mass on Saturday, July 29, at 10:00 at St. Clement of Rome Church in Des Peres. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Clement Conference, 1510 Bopp Rd., St. Louis, MO 63131.
Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on July 26, 2017
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