My deepest condolences to the Family on the lost of your dear loved one our average life span is 70yrs or 80yrs if especially strong (Psalm 90:10) Mr Irvine lived beyond that living a full life may you find comfort in God's promise that we will be able to see our loved ones again (John 5:28,29)
Dr. Irvine was the director of special education when I was hired by BOCES. I got to know him professionally through a number of committees on which we both served. On a personal note I remember the Thursday evening pick up jazz events at the Blazer Pub. On many of those evenings there was a BOCES table.
I have a great deal of respect for him and would like to express my condolences to his family.
Paul was director of Special Education when I interviewed for my PNW Boces teaching position in 1975. I have always had tremendous respect for him. My condolences extend to all his family. May he rest in peace.