Duane P. Irwin, 66

Duane P. Irwin, 66

Duane P. Irwin, 66, of Franklin Street, Corry, Pa., died Sunday, September 18, 2011, at Corry Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Irwin was born April 19, 1945, in Glendale, Calif., the son of the late George and Fay Stevens Irwin.

He was raised and educated in Morgantown, W.Va., and moved to Corry during his junior year in high school. Mr. Irwin graduated from Corry Area High School in 1964 and worked at Associated Spring-Barnes Group Inc. prior to entering the military. He served with the U.S. Army as a combat engineer during the Vietnam War. Following his discharge, Mr. Irwin returned to Corry, where he resumed employment at Associated Spring. Mr. Irwin retired in 2009 after 44 1/2 years of service with the company.

He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 264 in Corry and a former member of Street Machines Unlimited.

Mr. Irwin enjoyed repairing and rebuilding car engines, hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Judith "Judi" Grant Irwin, whom he married June 20, 2009, in Corry.

He is also survived by three daughters, Codie M. Irwin and her companion, Todd E. Tilford Jr., and DuAnn Irwin, all of Corry, and Melanie Grant and her fiance, Tim Trask, of Spartansburg; and two granddaughters, Sierra Coons and Aubrey Trask.

Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry, and may attend a funeral service there Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Brian Eiss of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will officiate.

Burial will be held privately by his family in West Virginia.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.