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Obituary: Harry Frederick Irvine

Harry Frederick Irvine 1913 ~ 2005 Harry F. Irvine, age 91, passed away November 7, 2005 from pneumonia. He was born December 3, 1913 in Salt Lake City to Robert McKelly and Clara Vowles Irvine. He grew up in the Highland Park area and graduated from West High School, where he was a member of the rifle team. As a young man, he worked as an office boy for Strevell-Patterson Hardware. It was there he attracted the attention of one of the young office workers, Josephine Ajax. They were married June 15, 1938 and were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple in July 1963. Harry was a sergeant in the Army Air Corps during World War II and served honorably as a crew chief, keeping the aircraft in top shape. He was a partner in Stuart Electric Supply and served as general manager until his retirement. He served in positions in the Intermountain Electrical Association and was a well-respected businessman. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully and well in many callings including Home Teacher, in the High Priest's group leadership, Ward Clerk, and as a Temple Worker. Harry enjoyed skiing, water skiing, camping, swimming, and fishing. His favorite pastime was golf and he excelled at it. He was a long-time member of the Fort Douglas-Hidden Valley Country Club, where he loved to play golf. He loved to travel, and family vacations were a priority to him. He was a hard worker, and a man of great integrity and inner strength. The family sends heartfelt appreciation to Romaine and her wonderful staff at Hazen Care Center for the tender care they provided to Harry. We also express our deepest appreciation and love to great friends and neighbors. He is survived by his loving family: his wife, Josephine, his sons Greg and Larry; his daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Don Robison; his grandsons, Travis and Scott (Sara) Irvine; Ryan (Tiffani) and Dave (Roseanna) Robison, and Elder Matthew Robison currently serving in the Mexico Guadalajara South Mission; his granddaughter, Christine Robison; two great-grandsons, Jonathan and Caleb Robison. He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 14, 2005 at the Holladay Eleventh Ward, 2056 East 4675 South, at 11:00 a.m. A viewing will be held that morning at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Funeral directors are Larkin Mortuary. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.