Rand Irwin, 77, died January 26, 2015 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born to Marian Hughes Irwin and Laurence Drummond Irwin in Oakland, California on January 20, 1938. He graduated from Menlo School for Boys in 1955 and then attended Pomona College, graduating in 1959. He entered the Marine Corp as a Lieutenant. After he left the Marine Corp he worked for Eitel-McCullough Electronics and later Varian Associates as an accountant and computer developer. In 1970 he returned to school at the University of Santa Clara to get a teaching credential in mathematics and there met Diann, his wife of 42 years. He taught mathematics at Tyrell Middle School in Hayward, California; Carnage Junior High School in Raleigh; and Millbrook High School in Raleigh where he developed a computer science curriculum and taught that also. He retired in 2003 after 32 years of teaching. He was a Boy Scout Leader for 23 years in Troop 376 and a volunteer at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh in many different capacities during his 40 year membership. He also served on the UUFR Board of Directors, The UUFR Foundation, and the Method Day Care Board of Directors.
He is survived by his wife, Diann, and three sons, Keith (Joy), Brian (Zuzana) and Paul (Keiko) and their children, Natalie and Leah-Rose, Hana, and Ray and Julie. Also surviving are his three brothers, Hugh, Larry and Howard and their families.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to UUFR Foundation, 3313 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607.
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