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Roger Irwin

Roger M Irwin

Thursday, November 5th, 1925 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
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94, of Port Huron, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at McLaren Port Huron Hospital surrounded by his family.

He was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 5, 1925, son of the late David and Charlotte (Cowens) Irwin.

Roger married Phyllis McIntyre in Port Huron at Grace Episcopal Church on October 9, 1948.

Roger served his country with the United States Army in World War II from 1944-1946 and was awarded a bronze battle star. He was the owner and operator of Irwin Supply formerly Irwin's Ice Cream in Port Huron for over 60 years. Roger was a lifetime member of the Port Huron Elks Lodge 343, VFW Post #796, American Legion Post #8, and the Voiture 120 St. Clair County 40/8. He was the past commander of the American Legion and he enjoyed playing Euchre and Pinochle. Most importantly Roger enjoyed his time spent with family.

Surviving in addition to Phyllis his loving wife of 71 years are his children, Marsha Kearns of Port Huron and Kimberly Irwin of Fort Gratiot; granddaughter, Kourtney (Cedric Sanchez) Pelkey; great-grandson, Kolton Roger; sister-in-law, Ginny Irwin; special friend, Rose Taylor; and many nieces and nephews.

Roger was preceded in death by his siblings, Robert and William Irwin and Marie (Ray) Weston; and his son-in-law, Larry Kearns.

The family honors the memory of Roger and invites you to visit and share memories on Friday, November 22, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Smith Family Funeral Home-Hancock Street. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. A chapel service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Lakeside Cemetery on Saturday with military honors conducted under the auspices of the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Blue Water Area Humane Society or the Old Newsboys Association of Port Huron.

For information and guestbook, www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.com
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Julia Kiddle

Posted at 10:38am
Our deepest sympathy to Phyllis and family. We are grateful for our time with Roger, he will be missed.
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Sarah Woolman

Posted at 11:20am
Our thoughts are prayers are with you Phyllis, Kim and Marsha. Sarah and Katie from Regency
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