|Birth: ||Jun. 23, 1942|
Grand Traverse County
|Death: ||Feb. 1, 2008|
Richard (Rich) Irish was born in Traverse City, Michigan to Clifford Lymen Irish and Katherine Viola Dalzell.
He joined the US Military in 1959.He served with the US Army and Navy.
His usual occupations were Helicopter Pilot Crew Chief and Mechanic while in the US Army. He served his country for 23 years. He served in Viet Nam from 1962 to 1968.
Rich played the guitar and sang country and gospel music. He especially loved singing with his family. He taught his daughter Evelyn and son Steven to play the guitar when they were very young.
In the one picture, he is seen with his daughter Evelyn during the Father/Daughter dance at her wedding reception.
Funeral services were held at the Buresh-Bennett Funeral Home of Hale with the pastors from The Church Of The Holy Fire officiating.
Richard Irish is survived by his wife, Donna; Hale,Michigan
Richard (Rick); Fairbanks,Alaska
Cynthia (Cindy); Fairbanks,Alaska
Chad; Traverse City,Michigan
Jennifer (Jenny); Traverse City, Michigan
Alicia; Wills Point,Texas
Kevin; Newnan, Georgia
Wesley; Wills Point,Texas
Angela (Angie); Hale,Michigan
Evelyn; National City,Michigan
17 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, 3 brothers and 3 sisters, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister and 1 brother.
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God laid for me
I took His hand when I heard His call.
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I found that peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full - I savored much.
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me.
God wanted me now: He set me free.
Clifford Lyman Irish (1907 - 1968)
Lester Leroy Irish (1931 - 2012)*
Richard Morley Irish (1942 - 2008)
Richard M Irish
Esmond Evergreen Cemetery
Plot: block 3, grave 1
Created by: Donna Irish
Record added: Feb 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24645324