Published in The Washington Post on May 3, 2020.
May 30, 1928 - April 25, 2020
GEORGE HOWELL IRISH 1928-2020
Departed on Saturday, April 25, 2020.
Preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Eleanor Walton Irish
of Annandale, VA; his sisters, June Irish Liljenquist and Mary
Alice Burch (Irish); and his parents.
George was the son of Natalie Howell Irish and George Sumner
Irish of Indianapolis, IN. He was born in Indianapolis, IN, lived in New York City and
He attended Woodrow Wilson High School graduating in 1946, married in 1950 and
retired as Chief, Photography Branch, US Government in 1987.
George is survived by four children, Sue Irish and husband, Kenn Weir; George Irish Jr. (Jay),
and wife, Laura (Best); David Irish and wife, Cindy (McLaurin); and Kathy (Irish) and husband
He is survived by three grandchildren, George Irish III (Trey), Samantha and Tanner Irish.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Capital Caring Health [capitalcaring.org].
A celebration of life event will be held on a future date. www.fairfaxmemorialfuneralhome.com