Mechanic 05

Richard Kirk

November 22, 1940 ~ February 23, 2022 (age 81)

Obituary

 Richard Kirk, 81, of Atlantic Highlands, passed away Wednesday, February 23rd. Richard was born in Jersey City on November 22, 1940, a son of the late Anna and William "Vic" Kirk. At the age of 2, his family moved to Keansburg. He graduated from Leonardo High School in 1958 and then enlisted in the US Army. Upon returning home, he married the love of his life, Barbara Minogue. He built a home in Atlantic Highlands for his young family in 1962 and has lived there ever since. 
   Richard worked for the New York Telephone Co., (which later became AT&T and Verizon) in New York City for many years. He helped develop and set up the 911 call system for New York City among many other things. 
   Richard enjoyed fishing and looked forward to his weekly trips out on his boat. He and his wife were snowbirds and wintered in Tamarac, Florida for many years. Richard was a simple man who enjoyed spending time at home with his family and tinkering around the house that he lovingly built to raise them in. He will be fondly remembered as a dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.  
   Richard is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara Kirk and their 4 children: RJ (Lorraine) Kirk, Kevin (Kathy) Kirk, Ken (Melissa) Kirk, and Barbara Anne (Jorge) Egues. He also leaves behind 2 brothers: William "Bill" (Patricia) Kirk, Alexander "Al" (Sandra) Kirk and a sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Preston along with 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
   Richard was predeceased by his sisters: Molly Mullaney and Anne Kirk
  Friends and family may pay their respects on Saturday from 1 - 4 pm. A Funeral Service will conclude the afternoon around 3:30 pm at Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals. A private cremation will follow.
 

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:

 University of Iowa
 Center for Advancement- Kidney Research Fund
 PO Box 4550 
Iowa City, Iowa 52244
Memo: Dr. Smith

https://givetoiowa.org

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
February 26, 2022

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals
153 Church Street
Belford, NJ 07718

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 26, 2022

3:30 PM
Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals
153 Church Street
Belford, NJ 07718

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