Ireland, Henry Alexander, Jr. – Press of Atlantic City

Ireland, Henry Alexander, Jr., – 84, of Dennis Township, NJ died peacefully at home on Sunday, August 16, 2020. He was the only child of Henry A., Sr. and Ethel (Miller) Ireland, both deceased. He also was predeceased by a half brother, Francis Peterman, who died in 1941. Henry was born again of water and the Spirit through the Sacrament of Baptism in St. James Lutheran Church in Pottstown, PA on April 6, 1937. A graduate of Philadelphia’s Central High School (202 class), he served in the USAF from 1954-1958. He went on to receive degrees from Temple University and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (Mt. Airy). In 1964 he was ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament by the Lutheran Church in America, now the ELCA. From 1964 until he retired on December 31, 2000, Pastor Ireland served three Lutheran churches: St. Matthew, Springfield, Delaware County, PA;

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