John W. Irwin
John W. Irwin, 89, of Ewing died Tuesday, February 2, 2016 in Compassionate Care Hospice at RWJUH, Hamilton.
Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong area resident.
Mr. Irwin was a retired Structures Design Engineer with General Electric/Trane Company with 34 years of service and a holder of many United States Patents.
He was a US Maritime Service, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine veteran of WWII having served in the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean Theaters.
Mr. Irwin was a member of the American Merchant Marine Veterans Association and a life member and active crewman on the S.S. John W. Brown, a WWII Liberty Ship listed on the Register of National Historic Places. He was a member of the “American Order of the French Croix de Guerre” and has received awards from the American, French and Belgium Governments in recognition of his services during WWII and the “Cold War.”
Son of the late Thomas and Catherine Walsh Irwin, father of the late Deborah Lee Prutzman, brother of the late Mary Wood, Thomas and Robert Irwin, he is survived by his wife, Mariko H. Irwin; granddaughters, Leah C. Prutzman of Stockton and Jessica L. Menzen-Arroyo of Ewing; 2 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, as well as many good friends.
The family will receive friends at the M. William Murphy Funeral Home, 935 Parkway Ave., Ewing on Saturday from 9:30 until 11:30AM. The US Navy Honor Guard will render services at 11:30.
Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Posted on 03 Feb 2016 by MFH