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Richard S. Kirby, age 69, of Simpsonville, KY died Friday, January 15, 2016 at the VA Medical Center of Louisville, KY. Richard was born August 24, 1946 in Newton, NJ. He is the son of the late Lester W. and Roberta Jane (Chamberlin) Kirby. Richard graduated from Hackettstown High School in 1964 and, shortly thereafter, joined the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and proudly served until 1970. He received an Associate’s Degree in Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. Richard was then employed as an Engineer at Ingersoll Rand in the Phillipsburg, NJ facility. Richard is survived by his loving wife Lisa (Etter) Rauch Kirby of Simpsonville, KY, three brothers Jim Kirby of Fairview NC, Thomas Kirby of Clinton, CT and Art Kirby of Greensboro, NC. The funeral will be held 11:30 am on Saturday, January 23 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Pastor Rich Peter officiating. Burial will be in Tranquility Cemetery, Tranquility NJ, following the funeral service. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 23 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 am at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to: , Greater NJ Chapter, 400 Morris Avenue Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834 or to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 in memory of Richard
Cochran Funeral Home
905 High Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Published in The Express Times from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2016
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