Royal R. Irwin - October 15, 2013

Royal R. Irwin, 91 of Medway, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at his residence.  Royal was born in Saugerties and lived in Medway most of his life.  He was an Army Veteran serving during WWII.

Royal retired after many years of service as a rural letter carrier for the West Coxsackie Postal Office.  He was a life member of the Medway-Grapeville Fire Department, a member of the Earlton Fish & Game Club and a member of the Medway Congregational Christian Church.  Royal also enjoyed photography and gardening.

     Survivors include his wife Irene Wildey Irwin;  children, Lynn A. Irwin, Holly N. Irwin and Royal H. Irwin;  sisters, Lois Tomecek and Emily Irwin.  Royal was predeceased by his parents Cornelius and Emily Irwin, his brothers, Neil and Robert Irwin and sisters, Charity Mills, Virginia Quick, Katherine Dufkin, Joyce Ritter and Norma Polach.

     All services were held privately at the convenience of the family, under the direction of the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.   

     Contributions in memory of Royal may be made to the Medway Congregational Christian Church or the Medway-Grapeville Fire Department.