Dean R. Ireland1,2

M, (9 July 1930 - 10 August 2001)
     Dean R. Ireland was born on 9 July 1930 at Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.1,2 He was the son of Milo M. Ireland and Mary S. Gehr.2,3 Dean R. Ireland married Patricia A. Patrick in 1971.2 Dean R. Ireland died on 10 August 2001 at Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, at age 71 years, 1 month and 1 day.1,2 He was buried on 14 August 2001 in the Stoltz Cemetery, located in Hepburn Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. The funeral service was officiated by Reverend Francis L. Pauselli.2
     His obituary was published on 11 August 2001 in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, printed in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. His obituary stated:

     Dean R. Ireland, 71, of 725 Sylvan Drive, South Williamsport, died Friday, August 10, 2001 at the Williamsport Hospital following a lengthy illness.

He and his wife, the former Patricia A. Patrick, were married 30 years.

He retired in 1989 as a clerk for the United States Postal Service following 35 years of service. He was a former president of the local APWU and former Secretary/Treasurer for the APWU State of PA. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, a member of American Legion Post 1, a member of T.P.A., and enjoyed gardening and computers. Dean was also a 1947 graduate of the Williamsport High School and attended Lycoming College.

He was born in Williamsport on July 9, 1930, a son of Milo & Mary Gehr Ireland.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Darcy D. S; a daughter, Deanna M., both at home; two brothers, Milo, city and Jack of Montgomery; a sister, Sally Ireland, South Williamsport; and four grandchildren, Mariah A. Ireland, South Williamsport, Nicholas and Richie Dziewit, Philadelphia and Dean Ireland of Florida. A son, Terry, preceded him in death.

Funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., with Rev. Francis L. Pauselli of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, officiating. Interment will be in Stoltz Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday. Family suggests memorial contributions be made to Susquehanna Regional Home Health & Hospice, c/o the Providence Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.2

Child of Dean R. Ireland

Last Edited=17 Nov 2009


  1. [S466] Social Security Death Index, RootsWeb online, at <> (Baltimore, Maryland: U.S. Social Security Administration, July 2004 update). The SSDI component of RootsWeb online is drawn from the Social Security Death Benefits Index of the U.S. Social Security Administration. DEAN R IRELAND, birth listed as 09 Jul 1930, died listed as 10 Aug 2001 (P), issued in the State of Pennsylvania. Last residence (not specified), last benefit (none specified). Accessed 15 Dec 2004.
  2. [S538] Dean R. Ireland obituary, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 11 August 2001. Original obituary available in print and available online for 30 days from publication at: Kevin Leonard Sholder, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
  3. [S535] Weldon J. "Jake" Gehr obituary, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 10 May 2002. Original obituary available in print and available online for 30 days from publication at: Kevin Leonard Sholder, Dayton, Ohio, USA.