Roderick A. Ironside
Roderick A. Ironside, 84, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 in North Carolina.He was born June 12, 1927 in Chicago, Ill., a son of the late Alfred Dudley and Ruth Searcy Ironside. He was married to Ellen Mentzer, who survives. He was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School, Class of 1945, having gone through all of the 12 grades at the school on South St. Marys Street. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was always interested in writing and he published a newspaper as a boy called "The Daily Mirror," which he circulated around the neighborhood. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Douglas, Andrew and Elizabeth Ironside; and a brother, Donald S. Ironside and his wife, Beatriz, of Philadelphia. A memorial service for Roderick A. Ironside will be held at the convenience of the family.