1929 – 2018
Putnam – Irving Post, 88, of Park St., died Saturday morning, January 20, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of Dorothy (Thomas) Post. Born in New York City, he was the son of the late Philip and Ester (Goldfeld) Post. Irving was a graduate of Plainfield High School and Putnam Technical School.
Irving was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the United States Army where he received the Korean Service Medal with three bronze stars and the United Nations Service Medal with two overseas bars. He was honorably discharged on February 26, 1953.
Mr. Post worked for many years at General Dynamics Electric Boat as a machinist and quality control inspector. After which he became a security officer at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, retiring at the age of 83.
Mr. Post was a member of the American Legion Post 21 in Danielson and the VFW Post 4908 in East Killingly. He was an avid New York Giants football and San Francisco Giants baseball fan.
Irving is survived by his wife of fifty-two years Dorothy Post, his children, Lynn Krajewski and her husband David of Danielson, Steven Post of West Palm Beach, FL, Robert Post and his wife Darlene of Lakeland, FL, Laurie Hall and her husband Tom of Sterling and Lee Post and his fiancé Cindy of Putnam; a sister, Clair Hartling of Mystic; ten grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter Linda Post.
Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of Irving’s life from 3:00 p.m.to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018, in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, followed by a Service of Remembrance in the funeral home at 5:00 p.m. ending with military honors. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of N.E.C.T., P.O. Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260 or the Providence VA Medical Center, 830 Chalkstone Ave., Providence, RI 02908. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.