Thomas N. Kirk
1944 - 2023
Obituary of Thomas N. Kirk
Born August 19, 1944 to the late Howard John Sr. and Kathleen (Blanchard) Kirk, he was named Thomas Norman Kirk. He passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 20, 2023. He went to Rome schools and graduating in 1962 from Rome Free Academy and attended MVCC. In 1979, he married Catherine Bingham.
Surviving besides his loving wife, Catherine, are six children, Tina (Ron) Engle of Chicago, IL, Tracy (Santo) Martins of Sacramento, CA , Anthony (Roxanne), David (Dalia) and Joseph (Kim) Pettinelli all of Rome, and Jeannette (Patrick) Hall of Howes Cave, NY. He is survived by a sister, Lorraine of Lee Center; and two brothers, Andrew of Moira, NY, and Robert (Marlene) of Lee Center, NY; two sisters-in-law, Christine Hammon and Sophie Soltys; eighteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews whom he always thought fondly of. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Tammy Lynn; two sisters, Joan and Agnes Moosman; and two brothers, James and Howard Kirk, Jr.; his in-laws, Frank Sr. and Emma Jean Bingham; and brother-in-law, Frank Bingham, Jr.
Tom retired from Revere Copper and Brass Co. after almost 40 years of service. He loved fishing , hunting and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He taught many of them how to ski and took them fishing and on many camping trips. He was able to go to his favorite vacation spot, Myrtle Beach, for a week last spring. This past March we took him on his last ski trip made possible by Gore Mountain’s Adaptive Ski Program. It is a memory that we will all remember. He supported all the kids in their sports: hockey, skating, softball, skiing, golf and much more. Two of his favorites, never to be forgotten sayings were “Bullseye” and “Bingo”.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 24th at 6:00 p.m. at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome, NY 13440. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday prior to the service from 4-6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Tom’s memory to Hospice and Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413.
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