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Charles Henry “Chub” Irvin, 92

August 19, 2014

Charles Henry “Chub” Irvin, 92, passed away on March 10, 2013, in Glendale, Arizona.

He was born on Nov. 15, 1920, in Big Run, the son of Benjamin W. Irvin and Mae Laura Bowers.

Chub attended Big Run High School and graduated from Mercersburg Academy.

He enjoyed playing tennis and baseball and swimming.

After serving in World War II in the Army Air Force (P-38 Squadron), he spent his working years at the Citizens National Bank of Big Run in every capacity, retiring as bank CEO in 1985.

Upon retirement, Chub enjoyed socializing with friends and neighbors, mostly at the Big Run Post Office lobby.

A former player himself, Chub rarely missed attending a Big Run Brewers’ game.

He was a longtime fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers before following Arizona teams (Diamondbacks and Cardinals) upon moving there in 1997.

In a move only Benedict Arnold could explain, he actually rooted for the Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII.

Charles was a life member of the Freemasons and the Punxsutawney Elks.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen Reams (Yohe) Irvin; a daughter, Cheryl Irvin Brownell of Glendale, Arizona; a son, John C. Irvin of Palm Coast, Florida; two step-sons, Gary Yohe of Phoenix, Arizona, and Roger Yohe of Georgetown, California; six grandchildren, Teri (Yohe) Morgan, Gretchen (Yohe) Dixon, Jason Yohe, Shannon (Lott) Kohm, Eric Lott and Nikki (Yohe) Heron; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Charles has three surviving sisters, Eloise Borah, Katherine Trithart and Martha Cole, and a brother, Edward Irvin.

He was preceded in death by brothers Benjamin Jr., Robert and Malcom, and a sister, Muriel Irvin.

There will be a memorial service and interment for Chub at Fairview Cemetery in Big Run at 2 p.m. on Aug. 24, 2014.

All friends and family are invited to attend.

 

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