Robert Bruce Irwin

Born: Sun., Oct. 22, 1933
Died: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017


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Robert Bruce Irwin, age 83, of Tampa, Fl., passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017 after a brief illness.  Bob was born on October 22, 1933 in Kane, PA and moved to Erie in 1941 with his father and stepmother in 1941.  Bob was a 1951 graduate of Harborcreek High School.

Bob was a USAF veteran and also worked at General Electric in Erie.  He moved to Tampa in 1960 and was employed as a mechanical technician at Reynolds Aluminum until his retirement.  

Bob loved sports, especially basketball and fishing.  He also had a special place in his heart for all animals.  He touched the lives of many people in his adopted home town of Tampa.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Herbert B. Irwin; stepmother, Marian L. Irwin and a brother, Blair H. Irwin.

He is survived by a sister, Karen Trippe (John) of North East; an uncle, Mack Irwin of Everett, WA; a sister-in-law, Frances Irwin of Marienville; nieces Michele Dudick of Canonsburg and Kim Gasper (Phil) of Erie; and a nephew, David Irwin (Penny) of Springfield, OH and also five great nieces, a great nephew and many cousins.

Memorials may be made in Bob’s name to your local Humane Society.

A memorial service will be private, at a later date.

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