Edward Steven Irish

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Edward Steven Irish


IRISH, Edward Steven, 51, BIG LAKE, ALASKA, November 4, 2010. Services will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family.


American Flag ColorBIG LAKE, ALASKA – Edward Steven Irish, 51, died suddenly Thursday, November 4, 2010, in Big Lake. Ed was born in Stafford Springs, Conn., to George G. Irish, Jr., and Inaclare White Irish on December 7, 1958.

He attended schools in Connecticut and Ashland, and served in the National Guard in Maine, after High School. He lived for many years in Rockville and Enfield, CT, and worked for Rex Lumber in South Windsor, CT, for 17 years before moving to Alaska to be near his mom and dad, James and Ina Emery. He was employed in Wasilla, AK, for Meta Rose Square as a maintenance person for eight years, various area restaurants as a cook, and for the Anchorage Daily News delivering papers in the Mat-Su Valley. Ed was an excellent cook and baker, and loved the simple pleasures of the great outdoors, fishing, woodworking, the Red Sox, enjoyed his extensive pig figurine collection, and was a great daddy to his three cats.

Ed is survived by five children: Edward Irish Jr., of Fairbanks, AK, Steven Crowley and Tabatha Bulgajewski of Enfield, CT, Rebecca Crowley of Palm Coast, FL, and Brandy Eastman of Fort Fairfield, ME; 13 grandchildren; his brothers: George Irish III of Sandy Springs, GA, Richard Hagberg of Columbia, SC, Kendall Robinson of Masardis, ME, and Andrew Irish of CT; his sisters: Linda Baldwin of Middlefield, CT, and Stephanie Brown of CT; a beloved sister-in-law, Lynn Egbert of Aiken, SC; several nieces and nephews of AK, Maine and SC; his three cats; his father, George Irish, Jr., of Somers, CT; and his mom and dad, James and Ina Emery of Canaan, NH.

At the time of his passing, Ed was fulfilling his lifelong dream of building his own cabin on his lot in Big Lake, AK.

Services will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family.