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 Sylvan Joseph “Joe” Irwin

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Sylvan Joseph “Joe” Irwin

  • Birth 23 Sep 1930 San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
  • Death 18 Apr 1988 Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
  • Memorial ID 68267703

Sylvan was the youngest of five children born to Cleveland and Sylvia Irwin. His mom Sylvia Irwin died when he was two months old.

Sylvan was sent to live with his maternal grandmother Mary O'Lague Frantz until he was nine years old.

Sylvan joined the Navy from 1947-1952 and was stationed in Korea, Japan, and Hawaii. He was on the USS Passumpsic.

In the 1960's he was a milkman for Foremost Dairies in California. In 1963 my parents owned a deli called the Ravioli House in San Mateo.

In 1975 Sylvan went up to Alaska to work as a cook for the workers on the Alaskan Pipeline. He was stationed at several camps and lived there for fourteen months.

In 1977 the family moved to Las Vegas and he was a chef at the MGM Grand Hotel. He also catered various functions through his private catering business that he started with he co-worker.


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  • Added: 12 Apr 2011
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sylvan Joseph “Joe” Irwin (23 Sep 1930–18 Apr 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68267703, ; Maintained by Justina Irwin (contributor 47419856) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.