Donald S. Irish
Donald S. Irish, 62, of Bolivar, NY, passed away Sunday (Feb. 12, 2017) at home.
Mr. Irish was born on Aug. 1, 1954 in Buffalo to Elton and Jenny (Dennis) Irish. On March 10, 1979, in Little Genesee, he married Kathy L. Williams, who survives.
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He attended Burgard Vocational High School in Buffalo. He later served in the United States Army from 1972-73.
Donald worked at Allegany Arc in Wellsville for a number of years. He previously had worked for Independent Tree Service in Wellsville as a logger.
In addition to his wife of 37 years, Don is survived by three daughters, Mandi Swanson of Friendship, Shawna Helms and Donielle (Lyle) Champlin, both of Bolivar; five brothers, Ronnie (Shirley) Irish of Tonawanda, Herbert (Amy) Haley of Glendale, Ariz., Robert (Karen) Irish of Jamestown, James Irish of Buffalo and Patrick (Wendy) Haley of Ohio; and three sisters, Wanita Krampen of Buffalo, Sandy (Terry) Payne of Conn. and Karen of Ariz.
Additionally, he is survived by four grandchildren, Darien Champlin, Lakoda Champlin, Jefferey Champlin and Jameson Irish; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by one sister, Jenny Hinman; one granddaughter, Taeler Irish; and one grandson, Jaxson Dimpfl.
Don was a self-identified homebody. He enjoyed the simple pleasures of spending family time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He was known to be quite the jokester and enjoyed the thrill of pulling one over on his unsuspecting subject. Don was a devout Christian and enjoyed his time studying the Bible.
There will be a time of visitation on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, 3256 Riverside Drive in Wellsville. The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 1:00 p.m.at the funeral home immediately following the visitation with Rev. Bill Sylor of Genesis Bible Church in Scio, officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will take place on Friday at 2:00 p.m. in Bath National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Don’s name may be made to Family Life Network, PO Box 506, Bath, NY 14810.