Archive - June 23, 2016

Funeral Services for Dick Irish (Philippines)

Funeral Services for Dick Irish (Philippines)

DICK IRISH June 26, 1932 – June 17, 2016 Funeral Service Thursday, June 23 at 12 Noon Trinity Episcopal Church, Upperville, VA. Richard K. “Dick” Irish, 83, author Go Hire Yourself an Employer, a popular self-help book in the 1970s, died Friday at his home in Marshall Va. His wife, Pat Reilly, said he died of complications related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mr. Irish was an early member of the Peace Corps, serving with his late wife, Sally Irish, in the Philippines between 1962 and 1964. They were teachers in a Muslim village in Mindanao, where Mr. Irish attained the honorific of Sultan of Raya. He later learned that meant a leader with no followers. He named his farm Raya. Prior to the Peace Corps, Mr. Irish had served in the U.S. Army in the 83rd Engineer Battalion, Bussac, France, as a German interpreter from 1954 to 1956. After a . . .

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