Obituaries

Jeffery Lee Irish

October 11, 1957 - December 7, 2011

Jeffery Lee Irish, 54, of Batavia, and formerly of South Elgin passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Delnor-Community Hospital.  He was born October 11, 1957 in Elgin, IL the son of Herold and Martha (nee Stodgell) Irish.  He was united in marriage to Ann Wickliffe July 25, 1998 in St. Charles, IL. In Jeffrey’s early years he resided in South Elgin and was a graduate of Larkin High School class of 1975.  He continued his education at Elgin Community College taking drafting classes.  He has been employed by several manufacturing companies as a draftsman.  Jeff’s most recent position is with Henry Pratt Co. as a Manager in the Drafting Department.  Jeff has had several interesting hobbies.  He took his hobbies serious he was a self taught photographer and a backyard barbeque enthusiast.  Jeff has won awards in barbeque competitions for his pulled pork.  He will be remembered as a fun loving, romantic and loving husband, father and friend.  He is survived by his wife Ann; a daughter Isabella; and a sister Sandy (Joseph) Solinski.   He is preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be held 3-7 P.M. Sunday, December 11, 2011 at Moss-Norris Funeral Home 100 South Third Street (3 blocks West of Fox River one Block South of Route 64), St.Charles, IL. Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, December 12, 2011 at Batavia United Methodist Church 8 North Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL.  Interment will be in West Batavia Cemetery.

 Memorials

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Family of Jeffrey Irish, a fund will be established for his daughters education.   

Guest Book

  • Theresa Chapman I was friends with Jeff in the early 90's when i managed a restaurant in Batavia, IL. I loved Jeff's photography. I moved to MI and as a going away gift, Jeff gave me a photo titled, Indian Corn, as a reminder of Illinois. 20 years later, and now living in San Jose, CA, I have always had that photo in my kitchen and have always admired it, its' meaning and my friend the photographer. I was looking at the photo today and thought, "what is jeff up to today?' So I googled him. I am saddened and my heart goes out to his family and loved ones. Jeff was the ultimate "Good guy"- Thank you Jeff- Fly with the Angels buddy! love, Tess
  • Victor Mcgee Me and Jeff were good friends during high school. I remember spending time with his father and mother and sister during a holiday dinner we had many good time's together. I will remember Ann,Isabella,and Sandy in prayer that Gods grace will be with them at this time of loss.
  • Ron and Amy Lewen We are very sorry to learn of Jeff's passing. We got to know him through BBQ Competitions but would also see him around Batavia on occasion. We always enjoyed spending time with him.
  • Reed Williams Ann I am so sorry to hear that Jeff passed. I have thought of you both often. I know that you and Bella will do alright. I did not find out until last night, or I would have come to the service. You are both in my prayers. Let me know if you need anything. Reed
  • Phil Newman Ann and Bella, I am deeply saddened for your loss! I can't put to words how fortunate I was to compete with and against him darts, work with him and call him a friend! He will be sorely missed!!
  • Jessica Paris My deepest sympathies during your time of loss. Please know that I am thinking of you both.
  • Robert Cisneros My deepest condolences on your loss. Jeff was one of the first aquaintences I made on the BBQ circuit over 12 years ago. He will be missed.
  • Bill Mehilos Im very sorry to hear about Jeffs passing. I knew him from the BBQ competitions. Sorry for your loss.
  • The Harris Family Ann and Bella, We are so sorry for your loss. We have always experienced a loving, joyous person when we were in Jeff's presence, and know that he was the love of both of your lives. We too will miss him and are praying for you daily. Love, Tchad, Camryn & Skylar
  • The Farmer Family Ann & Bella, there are no words to express how saddened we are with your loss. Jeff lived his whole life with passion and love. He will be deeply missed by all. Becky, Jim, Sean & Rachel
  • Tanya Gibson Ann and Bella, you have our deepest condolences. Jeff was a joy to us as a friend and neighbor, he always had a smile and a laugh to share. We will miss him very much. We are here for you in any way we can be helpful, Tanya, Brad Jake & Nicos.
  • Sean Norvell Jeff, Kelly and I will miss your tremendously positive spirit and shared foody passions. Bella, we have not met but I want you to know your father spoke very highly of you and did so quite often. There is no doubt he loved you very much and I am sure he would have wanted me to share this with you. We are all very saddened by your loss, please know our prayers and love are with you and Ann.
  • courtney wade Ann and Bella, we are so sorry for your loss. I'll always remeber Jeff as that wonderful Dad who woke up to do his little girl's hair every morning. May God bless you both, bring you comfort and protect you always, the Wade Family
  • Nancy O'Connor Ann, Bella & Sandy - I was so very sad to hear about the loss of my dear cousin, Jeff. I have such fond memories of Christmas Eve, birthday parties & other fun times. You are all in my thoughts & prayers. Love you all.
  • Jim Fuller I met Jeff while doing business with Pratt that developed into a frienship. Jeff often spoke about his daughter Bella, my thoughts and prayers are with the family.
  • Neil Benson Jeff's interest in photography brought us together twenty years ago. I remember how he first met Ann in my store. I remember how very proud he was of his brand-new baby girl. I remember how patient he was as my mentor when we worked together at Pratt. I remember Jeff, and I am proud to have called him my friend.
  • Michelle Burke Ann & Bella, Our family is deeply saddened by your loss and are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Jeff was a wonderful person, a welcoming presence in the world, and clearly a loving husband and father. Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can support you in your time of need. With love, the Burke Family
  • Michelle Burke Ann & Bella, Our family is deeply saddened by your loss and are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Jeff was a wonderful person, a welcoming presence in the world, and clearly a loving husband and father. Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can support you in your time of need. With love, the Burke Family
  • Glenn Ray Ann and Bella, I worked with Jeff at Furnas in the Automation Department. I am very saddened by the news of his passing. He was a great guy to work with and I know he loved you both very much. He will be missed. You are in our prayers.
  • Glenn Ray Ann and Bella, I worked with Jeff at Furnas in the Automation Department. I am very saddened by the news of his passing. He was a great guy to work with and I know he loved you both very much. He will be missed. You are in our prayers.
  • April Carvelli Jeff was a wonderful person that touch many of his co-workers. His sudden death shocked most of us and left us in a daze. He always talked about his family with great affection and Bella was always in his thoughts. HIs absence will be felt by all of us
  • Larry Miller Ann and Bella, I am deeply saddened for your loss. Jeff had many wonderful talents and a great wit which made him fun to be with. I am truly sorry that he and I had fallen out of touch over the past few years. I learned a lot from Jeff both professionally and personally. Jeff will always have a special place in our hearts. My thoughts and prayers are of you in your time of sorrow.
  • Donald Moore We are truly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  • Karen Costello Bella and Ann, I'm so sorry to hear about Jeff. Your classmates miss you, Bella! Ann, we'll talk later but know that you'll have my complete support.
  • bella hi thx for the nice payers for my dad and he really prob really likes what u sad about how much u will miss him and he really will miss u all too
  • Louise Von Hoff My thoughts and prayers are with you, Ann, and Bella at this time. Jeff was a wonderful husband and parent who cared very much about his little girl. Louise V.
  • Carol Vasich Dear Ann, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear husband. What a tragedy. He should be here with you and his daughter. May you find comfort in your happy memories of him. We cannot take away your grief, but we share in the sorrow of his loss. Sincerely, Carol Vasich
  • Marianne Brown Grantz Rest in peace dear cousin Jeff. I will miss you so. I remember when we were younger and you could rattle off all the names of the stars in the sky and I was always so impressed! Ann - take care of yourself and feel free to call me any time. Bella - you are so lucky (like me) to have such wonderful parents- because we are special to be picked by our parents. and those memories of your dad will always be some of the most special you will ever have. And remember how much he loved you both. My best to you both.