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“I am so sorry about the lose of Al Kirk.Al was a wonderful man.I will always remember Al as a little league coach.I give my best regards to Blanche ...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Kathy Dutcher - Kingston, NY

“God bless Blanche and the entire family on Al Kirk passing away.I am so sorry about your lose. I will always remember Al as a little league coach..He...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Kathy Dutcher - Kingston, NY

“Our deepest sympathy to Blanche and the family. We were saddened to hear of Al's passing. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed.God's...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Matt and Jackie Persons - Friend

“God bless Blanche and all the family, Albie was a good guy, always new you and said hello. He loved the kids and was a great little league coach. ...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Laurilyn & Charlie Frasier - NY

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Warner & Carolyn Keesler

“Dear Blanche,While watching town board meeting on TV, this Monday evening, and it's closing in memory of Albie, our hearts dropped. You folks are...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Wayne & Nola Gutmann - NY

“Eric, please let your family know that we are so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Amy & Carroll Ward - Sunbury, NC

“The world has lost a wonderful person. Al has fond memories of coaching Little League with Albie. Alice remembers the kindness that he and his...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Alice L. and Albert Parsons - MA

“My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. He was such a sweet man, with a great sense of humor. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Jo Ann Dodd - ME

“Al, always had a smile or a joke, he loved to laugh, he was such a nice man. I will miss seeing him at the senior club. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Patricia Ryder - Chichester, NY


Albert "Albie" Kirk of Phoenicia died suddenly Friday August 4, 2017 at TenBroeck Commons Rehabilitation Center in Lake Katrine. He was born April 17, 1933 in Phoenicia, son of the late George and Florence Buchanan Kirk. A native and life long area resident, he was raised in Phoenicia at his Dad's automotive garage. It was those early experiences that enable Albie to fix most anything mechanical, and to be a community-minded citizen. As a young adult, he was an athlete with the local Phoenicia Ball Team. Later, he coached the Giants Little League Team in Shandaken for many years. He was a heavy equipment operator for the Ulster County Highway Department for over 33 years, having retired in 1995. Albie had an appreciation for nature and the great outdoors, which allowed him to enjoy hunting and camping with his family. He was active with the Shandaken Senior Citizen. He was a devout Christian, who taught Sunday School, and had been Sunday School Superintendent at the Phoenicia Wesleyan Church where he was a long-time member. He was a veteran of the U S Navy serving on the USS Iowa in the European Theatre from 1953-56 and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. He has been described as dependable, practical, and community focused.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years Blanche Miller Kirk, a son Eric of VA, daughter Donna (Brian) Chase, sister Sherry Ostrander, and grandson Vincent. He was predeceased by his daughter Connie Kirk Betz, and siblings Joyce Adams, Lillian Burke, George and Wilber (Buster) Kirk.
A Service to Celebrate the Life of Albert Kirk will be held on Monday at 3pm at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home 87 Main St. Phoenicia. Burial with military honors from the Phoenicia American legion Post #950 will be in the Shandaken Rural Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Shandaken Ambulance Squad. Friends will be received on Monday from 1 to 3pm prior to the service. You may share a special memory on Albie's Comemorative Page at www.gormleyfuneralhome.com

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