On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, Daniel Patrick Kirk passed away at the age of 78. Dan was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania on April 11, 1941 to William and Ann Kirk.
Dan graduated from Saint Peter High School in McKeesport, Pennsylvania in 1959. He went on to attend Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Duquesne in 1963 with a degree in Mathematics. With his degree in hand, he immediately went to work for the United States Army with AMSAA in Aberdeen, Maryland. Shortly thereafter he met the love of his life, Catherine Blankfard, in New York City. Fortunately, she was from the Baltimore, Maryland area and they married and settled down in Harford County, Maryland. God blessed them with two sons, Mark and Brian. Dan continued to work with AMSAA until he retired in 1992. Dan and Cathy relocated to Ocean Pines, Maryland in 2001 where they bought their dream home and he spent the remainder of his retirement. Cathy continues to reside there today.
During retirement Dan spent his time on the golf course, with his family on the beach and cheering his cherished Orioles and Ravens.
Dan always felt service to God was important and he was an active member at both Saint Margaret’s Catholic Church in Bel Air, Maryland and Saint John Neumann’s Catholic Church in Ocean Pines, Maryland as a cantor and member of the choir.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Ann Kirk. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Kirk, son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Cari Kirk, son and daughter-in-law Brian and Jessica Kirk, brother and wife, William and Georgeann Kirk, sister Patricia Kirk, sister and husband Elizabeth and Roger DuBois, grandson Kyle Stanaway, granddaughter and husband Taylor and Dillon Hewitt, grandsons Brandon and Tyler Kirk, great-grandchildren Abel and Hazel Hewitt and niece Juliann Kirk.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Saint Margaret’s Catholic Church in Bel Air, Maryland. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to:
Alzheimer's Foundation of America
322 8th Avenue - 16th Floor
New York, NY 10001
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