Irv was assigned to the Naval Gun Factory in Washington, D.C., under Lt. Cmdr. Arleigh Burke. He served on the U.S.S. Maryland, saw action in the invasion of the Philippines and Okinawa, and retired as a lieutenant commander.
Irv was vice president and director of Miehle-Goss-Dexter, a manufacturer of printing machinery; president of the Dexter Division; and president of a subsidiary of Western Gear Corp. He was also director of San Pedro Peninsula Hospital, president of Rolling Hills Board of Realtors, and president of Jack Kramer Tennis Club. Irv was a member of the Rolling Hills Covenant Church. He and his wife, Helen, regularly returned for Reunions, and he served as secretary of the Class of 1941.
At the time of his death Irv was predeceased by his father, F. Irving Walsh h1911, and his brother Gordon H. Walsh ’47. He was survived by his wife, Helen (she died Aug. 3, 2017); nephews Gordon (Skip) Walsh ’78 and Malcolm Walsh ’80; and niece Wendy Walsh k’47.