Born in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Donald and Hazel Irvine, Don was the loving husband to Diane Irvine, his wife of 38 years; father to daughters Mandy and Becky Irvine. He is also survived by his brother Rodger Irvine (Darlene), sister Beverly Hillyer, and many nieces and nephews. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family.
After high school Don spent four years in the Navy. He moved from Pittsburgh, PA to the bay area for college, graduating from Cal Berkeley with a BS and Santa Clara University with an MS, both in Electrical Engineering. His long career was spent working as an electrical engineer for scientific instrument companies, with the most memorable one being Applied Biosystems. His post retirement job was at the Japan Woodworker where he made many friends that shared his passion for woodworking. In addition, he enjoyed swimming, Cal football, gardening, and caring for his pets. Don will be remembered for his kind, helpful nature. He touched many lives and will be deeply missed.
We are thankful to the compassionate healthcare professionals, friends, and family that lent a helping hand during the past several years. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Alameda Hospital Foundation or Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter.