Nelson Arthur Irish of Center St., Salamanca died Monday, January 29, 2018 at Olean General Hospital at the age of 83.
He was born January 7, 1935 in East Concord, NY a son of the late Howard and Gertrude (nee McLean) Irish. He enjoyed playing guitar, piano, cards and going to the casino. He was a past member of the Springville Fire Department and in his younger years he attended the First Presbyterian Church in Springville. He also played in a small country band at various family events. He and his wife also enjoyed antiques.
He was a truck driver for Cattaraugus County.
His wife, Judy (nee Russ) Irish, whom he married January 27, 1968 in Springville, passed away July 3, 2017.
He is survived by his nieces and nephews: Donna (Robert) Jablonski, Selena (Richard) Snell, Sharon Gayford, Marjorie (Richard) Smith, Charles (Dolores) Klein and Howard (Karen) Klein; his brothers and sisters-in-law: Richard and Barbara Russ, Neva and Daniel Murcin; also survived by many great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and special neighbors - Jeff, Joni and Katie Sherwood.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his twin sister: Gloria (Vernon) Klein.
There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday February 28, 2018 at 1 pm at W. S. Davis Funeral Home, Inc., 358 W. Main St., Arcade.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst, NY 14228 or to Roswell Park, P.O. Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240.