Obituary of Gordon B. Irons
Smethport - Gordon B. Irons, 70, of Cyclone, passed away Thursday (January 12, 2023) at UPMC-Shadyside, Pittsburgh, with his family by his side.
He was born February 11, 1952 in Port Allegany, the son of Merton and Doris (Gorton) Irons . On February 23, 1982, in Eldred, PA, he married Sherry L. Simmons, who survives.
Mr. Irons was a graduate of Smethport High School and worked in various positions at Pittsburgh Corning in Port Allegany, but ultimately was a furnace operator. He was employed with PC for 40 years.
Gordon enjoyed the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, but his true love was being able to be in the woods on his side x side.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by:
One son: Joshua A. (Ashley) Irons of Smethport
Three daughters: Leslie D. (Track) Kio of Port Allegany, Kelly J. (Damin) Parris of Smethport and Amy L. (Aaron Lloyd) Irons of Cyclone
Grandchildren: Haley Neilly, Destyne Lent, Mason Ferman, Kordon Irons, Tristan Lenze, Peyton Lenze, Paisley Irons and Brody Irons
Three great grandchildren: Jase, Holton and Raiden
Two brothers: Gideon “Buddy” Irons of Ohio and Philip “Roger” Irons of East Smethport
And several nieces and nephews
In addition to his parents, Gordon was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald “Bump” Irons and Richard Irons, along with two sisters, Janice “Lovie” Leet and Joyce Knotts.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 18, from 2-4 PM at the Hilltop Baptist Church, Route 646, Gifford, where funeral services will begin at 4 PM, with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor, officiating. Attendees are invited to share a time of fellowship at Vavalo's immediately after services.
Memorials may be made to 4-H. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.