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Friday, December 28, 2018

NC/RC/NWA James ‘Ron’ Irwin

NC/RC/NWA James ‘Ron’ Irwin
September 11, 1944 - September 29, 2018 
Belated notice, and as noted in the Nov/Dec 2018 ALPA Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam columns .... the passing of retired North Central/Republic/Northwest Airlines pilot James ‘Ron’ Irwin, age 74.  Captain Irwin is survived by his wife Cheryl, their children and grandchildren.
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Captain Irwin’s obituary notes that private services were held.
If more news is received we will be sure to pass it along....updates/corrections are always appreciated.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN   
Obituary.................... Irwin, James        
Captain James “Ron“ Irwin (ret.) died quietly in his sleep on September 29, 2018. Born to Wes and Helen Irwin in Baxter Springs, Kansas September 11, 1944. He was also much loved by his grandmother Virginia "Virgie" Burrows. Surviving family members include his wife Cheryl Cloud, two sons, Jon wife/Jill and Jaye wife/Jody all of Connecticut, two grandsons Quinn and Cole, and brother Doug and wife Judy of Milwaukee.
Ron had over 40 years flying experience first as an instructor and chief pilot for Texas Aeronautics and Martin Aviation while pursuing a passion for flying that led him to North Central and Republic Airlines before retiring from Northwest Airlines in 2004 after 30 years of service.
Private services were held. Pending memorial gathering for a celebration of life to be announced.
Donations may be made to NRA, Ruffed Grouse Society and/or Trout Unlimited.
For further information please call 312-421-0936.

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