died on October 31, 2017 at the age of 89. Bill was raised in Brooklyn and graduated from Rutgers University. He was an All American swimmer both as a collegian and as a US Masters competitor. He served his country in Korea then began a long career as a swimming coach including stints at Manhattan College and then Adelphi University, where he mentored three NCAA All-Americans. He was inducted into the Adelphi University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. Bill was a trusted mentor to generations of swimmers of all ages and skill levels. He is survived by his wife, Georgiana, his sons Bill and Ed, their wives Deborah and Tara, their mother Marie and five grandchildren Kathryn, Christopher, Eric, Robert and Charlotte.
Published in The New York Times on Nov. 7, 2017
Irwin, William J. [MCcoach RIP]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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