Christopher W. Ireland

Born: Thu., Oct. 24, 1968
Died: Sun., Jun. 25, 2017


10:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Thu., Jun. 29, 2017
Location: St. Luke's Catholic Church

Memorial Mass

10:30 AM Thu., Jun. 29, 2017
Location: St. Luke's Catholic Church

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     Christopher W. Ireland, 48, of Avis, passed away Sunday morning, June 25, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.
     Born Oct. 24, 1968, in Williamsport, he was a son to the late Clarence and Diana (Nixon) Ireland.
     Chris was an avid Nebraska Cornhuskers fan. He also enjoyed target shooting, hunting, camping and riding four wheelers.
     Surviving are his loving wife, the former Merritt M. McCarter, they were united in marriage Aug. 10, 1991; children, Tabitha Guillaume, of Chicago and Caleb Ireland, of Avis; a brother, Aron (Samatha) Ireland, of Williamsport; a sister, Dana (Mariah) Ireland, of Montoursville; two nephews, Zachery and Cameron Stephens; and a niece, Andra Ireland.
     A memorial mass honoring the life of Chris will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 29, 2017, at St. Luke Catholic Church, 118 Kendall Ave., Jersey Shore. A time of visitation will be held 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of mass at church.
     Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Montoursville Cemetery.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Chris's name may be made to the American Cancer Society at

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Kathy Heltman
   Posted Tue June 27, 2017
I had the pleasure of working with Chris at AT&T. He was fun to work with and was a team player! He was an amazing young man who had so much pride and love for his family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Chris will be missed by all who knew him. RIP Chris

Mara Crespo
   Posted Tue June 27, 2017
Chris, you will truly be missed. Your contagious laughter was always so pleasant to hear in the midst of screaming customers, upset about another delayed order. Your positive spirit and a smile so big, I could hear it through the phone, is how I'll always remember you! My deepest condolences to your family. - Mara Crespo

Bill Lamprecht
   Posted Tue June 27, 2017
Chris was a wonderful person and always had a positive outlook on life. He had the love and respect of his colleagues and always held himself up high. I loved working with him because he was always so upbeat, and I will truly miss him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends, and may he rest in peace. God bless.

   Posted Tue June 27, 2017
Merritt, Tabitha and Caleb
May our Lord comfort you during this very difficult time. Chris was such a warm spirit and his sunshine will be missed! I worked with Chris during his second year at Croda - in 2009 we teamed up to take care of a customer in MI and together got things back to growth. I knew he would move on from there to more leadership positions due to his work ethic and brilliance. I know I can speak for all when I say he was an amazing person and just a joy to be with!
My thoughts and prayers will be with you. God bless

Jennifer Spicer
   Posted Tue June 27, 2017
Chris was such a joy to work with! Always respectful and calm in the most difficult times. You will be missed greatly by those of us who are honored to have known you. The family will be in my prayers!

Teena Warrin
   Posted Wed June 28, 2017
To the family and close friends of Chris Ireland I want to offer my sincere condolences for your loss. I did not have the opportunity to see Chris often but when I did he was always kind and very upbeat. I fondly remember the week he spent at Croda Canada. He was called up last minute to fill in for a colleague. He took the task in stride and with great humour. We shared a few meals together that week and I enjoyed hearing stories about his family. His love and pride were palpable in all our conversations. His sense of humour brought levity to our office. I can't begin to imagine how much you will all miss him. I hope your shared memories bring you some comfort at this difficult time. God Bless!

daniel langan
   Posted Wed June 28, 2017
I am so very sorry to hear of your families loss, I remember Chris from AT&T. We will be praying for your family as they morn this untimely loss. Gone way too soon!

Sharon & Don Merrill
   Posted Sun July 02, 2017
Dear Merritt and Family our heart goes out to you all... so many memory's are coming to me remembering our camping days and football games and new year eve get together we had, we will hold you in our hearts and prayers for you God Bless Sharon an Don ;-)

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