William C. "Bill" Kirby passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018 in Highland Falls, NY. He was 64 years old. He was born on February 3, 1953 at Ft. Belvoir, VA, the son of the late BG (Ret) Gilbert and Patricia Kirby. Bill is a graduate of Highland Falls High School where he ran cross country, and St. Thomas Aquinas College. Bill served in the United States Marine Corps for four years and retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 2015 after 30 years of service.
Bill is survived by his wife of 20 years, Melanea Kirby, his mother Patricia A. Kirby of Issaquah, WA and three sisters: Anne K. Swanson (Carl) of Atlantic Beach, FL, Clare K. Jenkins (Richard) of Sammamish, WA and Elizabeth K. Fullerton (William) of Atlantic Beach, FL. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Bill was a devoted husband, son, brother, and uncle. He was a voracious reader, lover of history, and an avid sports fan.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 18th at William F. Hogan Funeral Home, 135 Main Street, Highland Falls, NY. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 19th at Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Route 9W, Fort Montgomery, NY. Interment will follow in Eagle Valley Cemetery, Town of Highlands, NY.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society-Eastern Division, 121 Executive Drive, New Windsor, NY 12553.