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Michael John Kirk 1924 - 2013

Michael John Kirk

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September 01, 2013
Great description, Bob, one does "experience" Mr. Kirk. Often, his eccentricities empowered those he rubbed shoulders with unawares. I loved going to his classes--a testament to his skills and motives. To this day, I find myself often repeating many of his quotes: "damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead", "when I was a child, I spake as a child..." Thank you for sharing, enjoy your rest.
September 01, 2013
For more information about Mike's celebration of life on October 13, and to send a remembrance of Mike for the celebration, please go to http://www.mikehip.blogspot.com/
September 01, 2013
He was a great teacher who was always ready to help you.
September 01, 2013
I had Mr. Kirk for freshman Algebra in '69 -'70...he was unorthodox to say the least but I learned a lot from him. Our classroom looked across at Aurora Harbor. I will never forget his 3 ways of 'discipline' if ever you 'strayed'....he would throw a piece of chalk in your direction or he would say "straighten up or I will have you either counting seagulls or doing push-ups from the ceiling"... I would run into Mr. Kirk many times over the years and I don't think he ever remembered my name but he did always remember my face. A good, good educator.....
August 31, 2013
I will remember Mike as a man with strong convictions, immensely involved in his community and made it a better place to live. He had also been a prior owner and resident of the "Crow's Nest" and loved to tell stories of the steps and getting to/from school. As Evelyn Sanford once told me "There's good energy up there!" and I believe Mike contributed to it! Thanks Mike for your smile and the number of heads that shook in amazement after each encounter with you.
August 31, 2013
Rest in peace, Michael. I have enjoyed knowing you.
August 31, 2013
In loving memory from his dear brother, David Kirk and his neices and nephews; Frances, Peter, Deborah and William Kirk. Always with us.
August 30, 2013
Although I was never a student in one of his classes, he always enjoyed our chance meetings (often at Foodland). I believe he took great joy in speaking my name: "Ahhhh. Mister Fleischhauer. How are you?"
August 30, 2013
I shall always be greatful that following three attemps to pass algebra one, Mike finally passed me. With a D. But at least he ensured I would graduate high school and no longer burden him. Thank you Mike, and I am still sorry I painted the cliff above your home orange.
August 30, 2013
Mike's greatest lessons were taught outside the classroom. He was fearless in speaking truth to power - probably because of his own experiences in Nazi Germany.
He was my friend.

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