257 SE Roberts, Gresham, OR 97080

Paul John Irish, Jr. January 21, 1933 - December 14, 2019

Paul was born in Pocatello, Idaho and was raised and lived his entire life on the west coast, from Seattle to Southern California.
Paul joined the Army following high school and served his country in the Korean War.  After serving in the Korean War, he settled in Oregon and ran a service station, where he met his wife Arlene.  They were married in 1957 and moved to Boring, Oregon in 1959 where they raised their five children. Paul and Arlene resided in the same home in Boring for the past 60 years and he was able to remain at home through the amazing support of Kaiser Hospice.
Paul earned his degree in Chemistry from Portland State University and built a lifelong career as a metallurgist.  Paul retired from full-time work at the age of 82 after working for the same company for over 55 years.
Paul truly enjoyed life.  He loved his family, both two legged and four legged, and was happiest when surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  He will be remembered for all the weekends he spent grilling burgers.
Paul also loved the outdoors, and was active hiking, camping, backpacking, fishing. and hunting.  He especially enjoyed the Oregon Coast.
Paul is survived by his wife. Arlene; brother, James (Candy); son, John (Shelly); daughter, Pauline; and 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great, great granddaughter.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Agape Road Hospice House, 6601 NW 48th, Bethany, OK  73008

A funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 20 at 11:00a.m. at Gresham Memorial Chapel.

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