Whyatt E. Irving passed away in St. Paul on February 28th, 2002. He was 94. Irving came to St. Paul from Fall River, MA in 1931 and a year later joined Northwest Airlines, where he worked as an officer and director for 21 years, pioneering in areas of airline accounting and finance. In 1954 he joined Gould National Batteries, later Gould, Inc., and helped the company grow from a battery manufacturer to a diversified electronics corporation. He retired in 1972. He was also a director of the Minnesota Federal Savings & Loan Association, and the Grand Avenue State Bank. He loved the Twin Cities, and was dedicated to service of his community, serving on the Governor's Tax Study Committee, the St. Paul Charter Commission, the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce, St. Paul Community Chest, and St. Paul Goodwill Industries. He was president of the Neighborhood House in St. Paul for 10 years, and a director for 20 years, and a trustee of Hamline University for 50 years. He was a loving husband and father, and a warm and generous man with a keen sense of humor and many friends. He will be deeply missed. Survived by wife, Ethelwyn ``Billie''; sons, Nelson and Thomas; and grandchildren, Daniel, Erin, and Matthew. Funeral service 1:30 P.M. Tuesday, March 5th, at Hamline United Methodist Church, 1514 Englewood Ave in St. Paul. Memorials preferred to Hamline University. Hamline United Methodist Church 651-645-0667

Published on March 3, 2002

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