James R Irwin -- obituary
Detroit teacher took to radio BY SHARONY ANDREWS GREEN Free Press Staff Writer James Ross Irwin worked 48 years as a teacher and administrator for the Detroit Board of Education, but he also dabbled in radio. His father was one of the original cast members of the old "Green Hornet" Hornet" radio series, series, something of which Mr. Irwin Irwin was quite proud. His dad, James Henry Irwin Irwin nlavpH thp Irish cop in the James Ross series and from ""win that, Mr. Irwin might have gotten his Irish sense of humor, says his wife, Claire Irwin. "He was very jovial and quite a conversationalist," Claire Irwin says of her husband. "And he was proud of his dad's acting." Mr. Irwin, former principal at Central Central and Chads" h'h erhoois, Hi'"' " " A ' t " Saturday at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac after an operation last week. He was 76. Born in Toronto, Mr. Irwin came to the Detroit area at age 1. He got his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees degrees in educational administration at Wayne State University. He got another another master 's at the University of Michigan. Michigan. While at Wayne State, he was a disc jockey for radio station WJLB-FM. WJLB-FM. WJLB-FM. "He met a lot of interesting people" and "often interviewed people like the governor and the mayor," said his wife. From 1952-62, 1952-62, 1952-62, Mr. Irwin was assistant assistant director of WSU's European Travel Study Program in Comparative Education, a summer program. Along with his wife, Mr. Irwin is survived by his sister, Dorothy. Visitation will be 6-8 6-8 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Edward Korkoian Funeral Home, 836 N. Main, Royal Oak. The funeral will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Johns Cemetery in Jackson.