Robert Francis Irwin

May 20, 1955February 13, 2021

Mr. Robert Francis Irwin passed away peacefully at home on the evening of 13 February 2021 after a year-and-a-half-long battle with pancreatic cancer. The son of the late Wellesley and Helen Irwin, he was born on 20 May 1955 in Medford, MA and grew up in Woburn, MA. He resided in Nashua for more than three decades.

Mr. Irwin was a longtime adherent of the Baha'i Faith, which emphasizes the oneness of God and the unity of all human beings regardless of race, nationality, or religion. As a young man, he served the Baha'is of the Navajo Nation Reservation and the community of Mexico City, among others. For several decades, he served on the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Nashua, NH.

Mr. Irwin worked as a mechanical engineer with a specialty in fluidics. His work included intelligent process systems design, and electromechanical fluid control products for medical devices and analytical chemistry applications.

He is survived by his loving wife, Alhan; son Menar and his wife Amanda; daughter Zina and her husband Eamon and their three children, Kenz, Aya and Jude; sister Carol and her husband Jeff; sister-in-law Kathy; and many other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his younger brother Rick.

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February 20, 2021

Dear Bob has left an indelible mark in the lives of so many. From the time I met him at your residence for the spiritual fireside chats to the recent zoom meetings he maintained his calm composure.
He was always a good listener and mediated the meetings giving everyone a fair chance to voice their thoughts and opinions.
I can still picture him sitting in his favorite chair with the remote to introduce a visual or audio- topic well researched and presented .
Prior to the meetings or after he always took care to enquire about the welfare of each of the guests, listening and responding genuinely to each of us - Words fall short of capturing what I see and feel in my heart. Touched my spirit🙏
A very special person - his memory which I hold and cherish.
Heartfelt condolences to dear Alhan, Zina and Menar.

Sally Carter

February 19, 2021

I will remember Robert fondly. Enjoyed our road-trip to Chiricahua on one of our trips to the plant in Mexico. I apply his advice to ask more questions daily. I will miss his wisdom.

Cathy Pratt

February 18, 2021

To Bob's Family,
I am so saddened to learn of Bob's passing. I worked with him at Parker Hannifin for many years. He was always a "Gentleman", and always something nice to say to everyone.
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Cathy Pratt

Carol Flax

February 17, 2021

It is so hard to find words that describe the feelings that arise when you lose someone you love. I had thought that somehow I would always have my brother. We are humbled in these moments by how fleeting and fragile life can be. It is so important to lean on our family and community for strength and courage to trust in the plans of a loving creator when they don’t seem to match our own. My brother Rob was so loved, and the emptiness of living my life knowing I can’t just pick up the phone and call him feels an impossible thing to bare. I take comfort in knowing that he will survive in our memories, in the smiles and laughter of his children and grandchildren, in the words and art that his beloved wife will create and in the warmth of the sun on our faces on a summers day. By choosing everyday to wake up and live every moment in love and service to each other we can honor Rob’s life and continue his good work. I’m so grateful that I got to call Rob my brother. I love you Rob and I’m really going to miss you.