2011-01-21 / Obits

John Charles Kirby

Retired LPN

John Charles Kirby, 58, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 6.

Kirby was born in Bronx, New York on February 7, 1952. He was a summer resident since birth and lived in Rockaway Beach full-time for the past 35 years. Kirby was a retired licensed Practical Nurse. He also served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1973.

Kirby was preceded in death by his parents, John and Nancy (nee O’Connor); and sister, Kathleen Sullivan.

He is survived by his brother, Neil Kirby and sisters, Jeanne Cullinane, Gail Kirby and Joanne Devlin; and 21 nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A funeral mass will take place Saturday, January 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church, Belle Harbor. Interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

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