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Raymond O. Irwin

August 3, 1923 ~ September 17, 2019 (age 96)

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Raymond O. Irwin, 96, of Latrobe passed away September 17 , 2019 at Westmoreland Hospital. Ray was a lifelong member of Covenant Presbyterian Church of Ligonier. He was a graduate of Ligonier Valley High School. After graduation he enlisted in the Army serving in Europe during WW II. During his military service he received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. After 25 years of service he retired from the United States Postal Service in Ligonier. Ray was a lifetime member of Byers-Tosh American Legion Post 267 and the Ligonier VFW.

He enjoyed golf, travel, and building projects. A devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather Ray enjoyed time spent with family and friends. He is survived by son Dennis (Judy) of Ligonier, daughter Nancy (William Suleski) of Dover, DE, granddaughter Lauren (Jay Egelston) of St. Johns, FL, great granddaughter Keira and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years Elizabeth "Lovey" Irwin. Also preceding him in death were sisters Louise, Ruth, Gertrude, and brothers Virgil and Charles. Honoring Raymond's wishes, services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be given to Covenant Presbyterian Church, 200 North Market Street, Ligonier, PA 15658, or to a charity of your choice.

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