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January 22, 1956 - January 7, 2021
Burial Date January 16, 2021
Funeral Home Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Homes, Inc.
Cemetery Cathedral Cemetery
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Edward Irving, of West Scranton, passed away after an illness Thursday evening at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 64 years old.
He is survived by his best friend and beloved wife of 43 years, Peggy (O’Connor) Irving.
Son of the late Robert and Loretta (Marx) Irving, Ed was a graduate of West Scranton Central Catholic High School, Class of 1973, then attending Johnson College. He began a career with IBM in Endicott, New York before returning to Scranton to work with General Dynamics, most recently as Production Superintendent. Of Roman Catholic faith, Ed was a lifelong member of St. Patrick’s Church in West Scranton.
A jack of all trades, go to guy, he was loved by his family, and liked by all. His sole focus in life was his family’s happiness, a goal he achieved in his cool and calm manner. He gave so much and never expected anything in return. A staple in the crowd of his children and grandchildren’s countless events, a crowd he naturally stood out in with his silver hair. Family gatherings around the pool were the highlight of his summers. Kind, friendly and funny, his smile was as genuine as his love for his family. He’ll certainly never be forgotten.
He is also survived by his adoring children, Patrick Irving and wife Maura of Dunmore, Brian Irving and wife Rebecca of Scranton, Erin Irving of Scranton and Shawn Irving of Philadelphia; five grandchildren, Mia, Maggie, Brogan, Max and Ivy Irving; four siblings, Thomas Irving and wife Carol of Scranton, Robert Irving and wife Diane of Dalton, Joseph Irving and wife Joanne of Hughestown, Mary Yarem and husband Michael of Scranton; nieces and nephews.
A sister, Therese Irving, also preceded him in death on December 26th.
Ed’s family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Michael Montella and his entire staff for their care and compassion throughout Ed’s illness.
There is so much more we wanted to say, then we remembered his motto, “don’t worry about it”.
A Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church, 1403 Jackson Street in West Scranton, to be celebrated by the Rev. Richard Fox, Pastor, is scheduled for Saturday at 11:00AM. Private burial will follow at the Cathedral Cemetery. Family and friends may pay their respects on Saturday from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM at the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 N. Main Ave., Scranton Pa., 18504.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ed’s name to either The Arc of NEPA c/o 115 Meadow Ave, Scranton, PA 18505, or to the St. Patrick’s Church Food Pantry c/o 1403 Jackson St, Scranton, PA 18504.