Obituary of David C. Kirk
David C. Kirk, age 81, of Rome, passed away peacefully on December 13, 2021, at Rome Health.
David was born in Rome on October 29, 1940 to the late Clarence and Edith Fey Kirk, and educated in Holland Patent Schools. On July 2, 1988, he was united in marriage to the former Charlene Strom Christie, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. David worked in transportation most of his career and drove milk tanker, delivery trucks and busses. Some of jobs included Holland Patent Leasing, Universal Linen and Birnie Bus Service. He got his greatest pleasure greeting the school children for many years until his retirement. During the past few years, he enjoyed running into previous students who now have children of their own. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1964-66.
David always enjoyed visiting with people whether they were family, friends or someone new; it didn’t matter if they were local or out of state people, he would still visit with them.
David is survived by his loving wife, Charlene; two daughters, Deanna (Emory) Derthick of Fuquay Varina, NC, and Katrina (Vincent) Trento of Hopkinton, NY; a son, Robert Dane Christie of Rome; his grandchildren, Matthew, Lorraine, Amanda (Scott), Cassandra, Rebecca (Adam), and Sarah; nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Kirk, and Linda Darling; a brother, Charles Kirk; sisters in law, Karen Dorn, and Virginia Strom; many nieces and nephews; and his faithful K-9 companion, Rowan. He was predeceased by his brothers, Paul, Carl, and Herman.
A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 11:00 AM, at the Grace Lutheran Church, 3965 Carter Rd, Canastota, NY. Visitation will be on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:00 AM, prior to the memorial service
Burial with Military Honors will be in Rome Cemetery in the spring.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of David Kirk, please visit our Tree Store