John J. Irwin

John J. Irwin, 89, of 959 Hickory Rd., St. Marys, died at Pinecrest Manor on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 following a brief illness. He was born June 23, 1922 in Empire, Calif., a son of the late William and Cecelia Cummings Irwin.In 1970 at St. Catherine's Church in Martinas, Calif., he married Ruth Schlimm Irwin, who survives.Mr. Irwin was a member of the Queen of the World Church. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.  He worked at Shell Oil Company in Martinas, Calif., for many years. In addition to his wife, Ruth Schlimm Irwin, he is survived by four sisters, Mary Pitti of Washington, Genevieve, Mrs. Gordon Bastien of California, Patricia, Mrs. Edward Belletto of California, and Elizabeth "Betty," Mrs. Ernie Johnson of California; and by numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Irwin. A Mass of Christian Burial for John J. Irwin will be celebrated at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Church Street, St. Marys, on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Michael Ferrick as celebrant. A military service will be conducted by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic CemeteryVisitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, on Monday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Discalced Carmelite Nuns, 6981 Teresian Way, P.O. Box 4210, Georgetown CA 95634. Online condolences may be placed at