Chester Irwin Jr.
Chester M. Irwin, Jr., 83, of Litchfield, passed away peacefully on August 15, 2018
with his loving family by his side. He was predecessed in 2012 by his loving wife Peggy.
Chester was born in Englewood, N.J. April 19, 1935 to Chester M. Irwin Sr. and Dorothy Bill
After graduating from high school, Chet served in the United States Army as a military police officer and went on to graduate from the University
of Rhode Island. He taught at Lewis S Mills High School for 2 years and the rest of his career was spent at Wamogo High School in Litchfield where he taught and later served as assistant principal. Chet was also a basketball coach at both schools.
Chet was a avid golfer, longtime member of the Litchfield Fire Department, an inductee in the Wamogo High School Athletic Hall of Fame, and a member of the Wheezer’s Geezers breakfast club.
Chet is survived by his daughter, Debbi Newton and her husband, Butch; his son, Don Irwin and his wife Kelly Morin-Irwin; his son, Dean Irwin; his daughter-in-law, Sherri Irwin; his son, David Irwin; his
daughter-in-law Susanne Schreiber, his grandchildren, Kiley Manchester and her husband Jason, Adam Sahlin, Nick Irwin, Andrea Irwin, Ryan Irwin, Alison Irwin, Brittany Irwin, Cameron Irwin, Kyle Irwin, Sienna Morin, and Hannah Schewtschenko.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers a donation be made in his name to Make A Wish CT, 126 Monroe Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611; or Wamogo Regional High School Scholarship Fund, 98 Wamogo Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 2:00-5:00pm at Rowe Funeral Home, 283 Torrington Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Burial in Bantam cemetery will be private.
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