Malcolm Irwin

IRWIN, J. Malcolm, 90, of Steubenville, Ohio, died Thursday, October 17, 2013, at Trinity West.

He was born June 19, 1923, in Steubenville, a son of the late James R. and Mary K. Elkins Irwin.

He retired as superintendant of Union Cemetery after 20 years of service and served on the board of trustees.

Malcolm was a member and usher at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Malcolm was raised a Master Mason in Steubenville Masonic Lodge 45 F&AM in 1950.

In York Rite Masonry, he was exhalted a Royal Arch Mason at Toronto, Ohio in 1964. He joined Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite in 1964 and the Steubenville Consistory in 1952. He was a past thrice Potent Master in 1973. Malcolm was coroneted a 33rd degree, honorary member of the Supreme Council in 1964. He served as Sovereign Prince in 1965 and was Commander-in-Chief of Jefferson Consistory in 1979.

Malcolm was a founding father and past president of the Jefferson County Historical Society and board member of the First Federal Land Office Park, Inc. and a Rotary member. During World War II, he served in the South Pacific with the U.S. Aviation Engineers.

In addition to his parents, Malcolm was preceded in death by three brothers Floyd, James and Benjamin Irwin; and sister, Marjorie Ryder.

Malcolm is survived by his wife, Mary Virginia Scott Irwin, whom he married April 21, 1949; and daughter, Roseanna Irwin.

Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home in Wintersville on Sunday 4-7 p.m. where services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday. Burial at Union Cemetery.

Masonic services 6:45 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials may be directed to Steubenville Masonic Temple Corp., 227 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, OH 43952 or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 415 Adams St., Steubenville, OH 43952.

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