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John J. Irey, Jr.

July 17, 1935 — January 7, 2023

Phoenixville

John J. Irey, Jr.

John J. Irey, Jr., 87 of Phoenixville, PA died on Saturday, January 7, 2023 in Paoli Hospital.  He was the husband of the late Valerai (Umstead) Irey of 52 years.

 

He was born on July 17, 1935 in Phoenixville, PA to the late John J. Irey, Sr. and Elizabeth Mowrey.  He served in the US Navy during the Korean War and worked at Jones Motor Company in Spring City. 

 

He had been a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Mont Clare and was a member the American Legion Post 602 in Spring City, VFW Post 1564 in Phoenixville, USS New Jersey BB-62 Association and the USS Wisconsin BB-64 Association.  John also served as Special Police, Special Fire Police, and on the Friendship Fire Company Diving Unit.   He was an official of PIAA hardball, softball, field and track, Babe Ruth, American Legion Hardball, and ASA Softball Fast Pitch.

 

He is survived by three children:  John J. Irey III and wife Regina, Lynn Ann Betley and husband Michael, Helen Irey-Jackson; three grandchildren:  Kate Ryberg, Jake Irey, and Michael Betley Jr.; four great grandchildren:  David Auman, Sydney Auman, Jade Green, and Zandor Green; and loving companion Florence St. John.

 

A Funeral Service will be held at the Devlin Rosmos Kepp & Gatcha Funeral Home, 517 Main Street, Phoenixville, PA  on Monday, January 16, 2023 at 11:00 am.  Burial will follow in Fernwood Cemetery in Royersford.

 

A viewing will be held in the funeral home on Monday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 am.

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