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Mr. Robert D. Ireland

Obituary for Mr. Robert D. Ireland

June 17, 1933 - June 12, 2020
North Royalton, Ohio | Age 86

Loving Husband, Father, Step-Father, Brother, Uncle


ROBERT D. IRELAND, age 87 of North Royalton. Beloved husband of Joan Ireland (nee Bilecky) for 19 years. Devoted father of Fr. Dave R. Ireland and Georgette R. Ireland; step-father of David Wade (Michelle), Dan Wade (Jed) and Lynne Greer (Mark); loving Grandpa Bob of Dave Jr. (Renee) and Melanie Wade, Kirsten, Erika, Tim, Kevin, and John Greer (deceased); beloved son of Robert (deceased) and Kathelyn (nee Churchill, deceased) and former spouse of Georgia for 45 years; dear brother of Delbert Ireland (deceased) (Rosemary, deceased); cherished uncle and friend of many.: Bob was a 1952 graduate of Lincoln High School in Cleveland; served briefly in the Navy; worked in engineering for over 40 years at KYW which later became WKYC; and was an avid sailor all of his adult life, first as a member of Lakeside Yacht Club, and then later as a member of Forest City Yacht Club. Passed away on Friday, June 12, 2020. Memorials may be forwarded to Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 1545 S. Green Rd., S. Euclid, OH 44121. Prayer Service at the funeral home on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 11:15 AM and the Funeral Mass at St. Albert the Great Church, 6667 Wallings Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133 at 12:00 PM. Interment at St. Andrew Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the BABITT-BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 9350 RIDGE ROAD, NORTH ROYALTON SUNDAY, JUNE 14 from 3-7PM with social distancing.

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