Thursday, April 1, 2010

OBITUARY: Robert Lee Irelan

Robert Lee Irelan
Jan. 23, 1935-March 25, 2010

Robert Lee Irelan, 75, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2010 in Albuquerque. Robert was born on January 23,1935 to Archie and Ann (Pettigrew) Irelan in La Junta, Colo.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Tammy Irelan of Socorro; his son, Monty Irelan of Radium Springs, NM; his daughters, Dana Knight and husband, Larry of Mesilla Park, NM; and Pam Irelan also of Radium Springs; his grandchildren, Stephanie Liesner and husband, Leighton; Kelly Knight; Seth Knight and wife, Rachel; Elizabeth Gerard and husband, Sam; Taylor Irelan; and Mason Williams; his great grandchildren, Cole Liesner; Katelyn Liesner; and Lacey Knight; sisters in law, Susan Miller and husband, Michael; and Debra Treder and husband, Hilliard; brother in law, Rudy Treder; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Ann Irelan; and his brother Carl Irelan.
Robert retired from MIT Lincoln Lab.
He was an Eagle Scout, member of Koshare, and in the first graduating class of Los Alamos High. He attended New Mexico A&M (now NMSU) and ASU. Robert proudly served in Vietnam in the 1st Cav. He traveled the world and had many humorous adventures with his family and friends. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
Funeral Services were held Sunday, March 28, 2010 at Steadman-Hall Funeral Home in Socorro, at 2:00PM. Burial took place in the Socorro Cemetery. Pallbearers were Monty Irelan, Larry Knight, Seth Knight, Sam Gerard, Gus Woods, and Johnny Woods.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a local food bank. Arrangements were under the care of Steadman-Hall Funeral Home, 309 Garfield, Socorro, NM 87801. (575) 835-1530.

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