FREMONT — Carl M. Irick, 86, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2019, at the Elmwood Skilled Nursing Center after a lengthy illness. He was born on Jan. 25, 1933, in Girard, to Ivan and Mabel (Bush) Irick. He married Anne Spencer on July 29, 1956, at Trinity Methodist Church in Mount Gilead.

He had a 50-year career as a Plastics Machinery Engineer with HPM, VanDorn, Farrel, Sterling Extruders, Reed, and retired as a Director of Engineering from EPCO-Division of John Brown.

He had many interests, including working with his sons on restoring classic cars, showing his 1967 Mercury Cougar, Canadian fishing, traveling, trees, birds & wildlife and reading. His current memberships included The International Mercury Owners Association, Hayes Presidential Center and the Hayes Memorial United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Anne; sons, Brett of Dearborn, MI, and David of North Port, FL; brother, Howard (Jeanie) Irick of Alabama; sister-in-law, Raeann Irick of Georgia; brother-in-law, John Allen of California; one niece and two nephews; cousins; and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Glen; and sister-in-law, Susan Allen.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont.

Memorials gifts can be made to the Hayes Memorial United Methodist Church, Hayes Presidential Center or to Birchard Library.
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