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.
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