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SUGAR LAND, TX - Irving Dexter Reval, age 80, died of cancer related complications on January 9, 2018, in Missouri City, Texas.
Irving is survived by his wife, Donna Jean (Matthes) Reval of Sugar Land, Texas; his sister, Patricia (Rowe) Reval of East Hampstead, N.H.; his brother, Wayne Reval of Greenland, N.H.; two sons, Scott of Sugar Land, Texas, and Craig of Ponte Vedra, Fla.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Irving D. Reval, Sr., of Kingston, N.H.; and his mother, Bertha (Mooers) Anderson of Groveland, Mass.
Irving was born on January 2, 1938 in Lawrence, Mass., to parents Irving D. Reval, Sr. and Berta (Mooers) Reval. He graduated from Haverhill High School in 1956. He joined the U.S. Navy and served as a radioman aboard an icebreaker in the Antarctic. He served three years, attaining the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class. After leaving the Navy, he moved back to Haverhill and accepted a position as a circuit board tester at Western Electric (AT&T), where he worked for more than 30.
Irving was a great family man and a loving father. He married Donna Jean (Matthes) Reval in 1960 and the couple had two children together.
Irving was a social, active man who was deeply involved in bowling, golf and fishing most of his life. He enjoyed watching the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins. He also enjoyed following high school sports. His family and friends will always remember him as a friendly, giving person.
A funeral was held for Irving on January 13, 2018, at 7 p.m. with a reception at 13426 Nantucket Drive, Sugar Land, TX. Reverend Silverio Sanchez officiated. The family would like to thank the staff at MD Anderson Cancer Center and at Chelsea Gardens Nursing Home for their care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, or to the Snowdrop Foundation at www.snowdropfoundation.org.
Published on January 16, 2018
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