It is with great sadness that the family of Stanley Ray Irvin announce his passing on Saturday, May 9th, 2020 at the age of 73. Stanley passed peacefully from this life surrounded and supported by his loving wife Kathy, son Mark, and daughter Jill.
Stan was born to Dagmar and Wilbur Irvin on June 3rd, 1946 with his twin brother Steve in Long Beach, California; where they were raised with their older brother Ron.
Growing up in Long Beach, Stan loved spending time at the beach and had a passion for surfing. A passion so great that Stan and his brother Steve began building and selling their own Irvin custom longboards.
After high school, he attended Long Beach City College. Following his time in school, he served in the Marine Corps for 2 years.
On May 1st, 1968, he married his sweetheart, Kathy Boyce. Together for 52 years, they built a beautiful life with their two children, Jill and Mark. Stan and Kathy shared a great love, finding joy in even the simplest of things; whether it was driving down the coast in his custom ’56 Chevy, walks along the beach, or enjoying a glass of wine together on the patio.
After raising their children and working in airfreight at LAX for 24 years, he and his wife moved to St. George, Utah. They lived there for 10 years, where he enjoyed off-roading adventures with his brothers-in-law, David and John.
In 2004, Stan moved back to California where he and his brother Steve were able to continue to do what they love: working on surfboards. Over time, he and a close friend, Steve Hill began working together on surfboards at the shop in San Pedro. It was one of the happiest times of his life. He loved going to work all day every day, keeping busy working on surfboards.
Stan was a gentle giant. He was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate heart. The legacy he has left behind for his family is one that his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren are very proud of.
Stan lived a full life as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife Kathy, daughter Jill Turgeon, son Mark Irvin and his wife Liz, five grandchildren: Katie Sorensen (David), Megan Mueller (Loris), Zach Turgeon, William Irvin, and Wyatt Irvin; and great grandchildren Van, Finnley, and Olive Sorensen. Stan was predeceased by his son-in-law, William Turgeon.
A private service for immediate family only will take place at noon on May 18, 2020, at O’Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills CA 92653. Flower donations in memory of Stan can be sent directly to the mortuary. He will be laid to rest at El Toro Memorial Park.
Stan will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.