Of Interest: RIP Michael John Kirby, 1936-2011


Here’s the obit that ran in the Houston Chronicle this morning.  Relatively brief…I have volumes to say and write about him later.  It’s too much to get it all out at the moment.
Michael (Mike) John Kirby, age 75, passed away on April 9, 2011, at his home in Kingwood, Texas.  Michael is survived by Gail, his beloved wife of 45 years; sons Brian and Sean (Kim), daughter Katy, brothers Thomas (Kathi) and Peter (Joan), two step-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and friends Brian and Mary Ann Bell and Victoria Vela.

Mike was born in Geneva, New York on January 22, 1936.  He spent his formative years in the Rochester, New York area and graduated in 1957 from the University of Rochester where he served as President of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Mike was known for his dedication to his family and community, intellectual curiosity, sense of humor, love of history and jazz music, and outreach to children and families in poverty.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday, April 14, 2011, at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Kingwood, Texas.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society or to the MD Anderson Cancer Center.  A secondary memorial service will be held in Geneva, New York at a later date.




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