John Charles Kirby
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.