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James J. Irwin

April 23, 1927 ~ June 12, 2021 (age 94)


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James J. Irwin, age 94, of Caseyville, IL, born on April 23, 1927, in Chicago, IL, died on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Caseyville Nursing and Rehab Center, Caseyville, IL.

James was a graduate of Jacksonville School for the Deaf and earned All-American Honors in football and basketball. He worked for the Chicago Tribune as a printer for 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Oleta Irwin, nee Riley, and his parents, John and Helen, nee Collins Irwin.

James is survived by his wife, Frances Irwin, nee Williams; his daughter, Susan Collie of Mountain Home, AR; her stepson, Scott Boldwyn of Caseyville, IL; his grandchildren, Justin (Jackie) Collie and Kevin (Danielle) Collie; his greatgrandchildren, Paxton Collie and Cameron Collie; and his sister, Muriel Galeotti of Detroit, MI.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Per James’s wishes, no services will be held and he will be cremated.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Hospice of Southern Illinois
Belleville IL



 Service Information

No services to be held


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