George Allen Irvin, age 91, passed peacefully on January 28, 2023 in his tranquil home by the sea in Cape May, NJ.
Born Nov 10, 1931 in Phila., PA, to Harold and Gertrude (nee Hamacher) Irvin.
An adventurer from a young age, George traveled the bus and trolleys of the city to theaters and ballparks following his love of both. This spirt continued by enlisting in the US Navy at age 18.
Sailing the world during four tours in the Mediterranean during the Korean war, George was awarded second class radarman status while training young sailors the skill. This lead him to his 35 year teaching career at Springfield High School, Springfield, PA.
George was an avid sports and political enthusiast who also enjoyed theater, music, and the shore life which led him to retire to Cape May, NJ with his loving wife, Isabel.
George, preceded in death by Isabel (nee Nelson), his devoted wife of 60 years, was Dad to dear daughters Joyce Covert, Gail Miller and Grace Ferrell (Fran), Pop-Pop to loving grandchildren Jenna, Meridith, Abigail, Ivy, Debbie, Fran, Tim, Shane and preceded by Ryan; great-grandsons Caleb, Ethan, Finn and Everett and uncle and great uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made in George's memory to Holy Redeemer Health Hospice, Cape May County, NJ or Department of Disabled Veterans, Cape May County, NJ.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Saturday, April 8, 2023 from 9AM until 11AM at Griffith Funeral Chapel 520 Chester Pike Norwood PA 19074. Please feel free to wear your Phillies attire.
Interment with military honors will follow at 12:15PM at Holy Sepulcre Cemetery, 3301 W Cheltenham Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19150.
George will be long remembered as a good and decent man.
Condolences can be shared at www.EvoyFuneralHome.com