Richard Alan Kirk, also known as “Dick” to his family and friends was born in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1926. His family moved to Long Beach, California, and he was raised there along with sister, Dorothy. After graduating from Long Beach Poly High School, he was drafted into the U. S. Army. Following his honorary discharge, he continued his studies at Long Beach City College, and much later took night courses at UCLA receiving a degree in engineering.
Dick went on to work in the aerospace industry using his engineering skills and was very proud of his accomplishments working on the B-52 Stealth bomber. He was also very handy at building and fixing things.
He loved adventurous challenges and his hobbies included photography, in which he excelled, ice dancing, square dancing and golf. Dick also loved the outdoors with camping and traveling in an RV, the prime trip being a long journey with his wife Jean, from Southern California to Alaska to visit their son, Tim.
Dick was loved. He will be remembered by his wife of almost 49 years, Jean, and their son Tim….also his stepdaughter Bonnie and her husband John, their three daughters, husbands and two little ones, all with whom he shared many holidays and family get-togethers… plus a few with step-son Jeff and his son Matt. Also remembering him are his four daughters from his first marriage, Janice, Anita, Karen and Terri plus eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Janice recently shared heartwarming memories of her Dad on social media.
“Goodbye, dear, you will never be forgotten.”
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