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GEORGE JOSEPH KIRK Jr.

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GEORGE JOSEPH KIRK Jr. Obituary
KIRK GEORGE JOSEPH, JR.
Age 80, on Monday, May 5 2014. Loving husband of Patricia McCreery Kirk and the late Mary Carr Kirk; son of the late George and Carmella (Viscomi) Kirk; dear father of George Kirk III (Evalyn O'Donnell), Kristine Kirk (Rhoten), Amy Kirk, and John Kirk; grandfather of Alexandra Mary Rhoten, Erik Dean Rhoten, and Shannon Louis Kirk; father-in-law of Virginia J. Lucini; stepfather of Marcy McCreery, Kelly (Steve) Marcus, and Lee (Catharine) McCreery; step-grandfather of Stephanie and Nichole Marcus; brother of Richard Kirk (Joann Cavacini); brother-in-law of Catherine Carr Fitzwilliams (John), Margaret Carr Kearney, and the late, Bill Kearney and Winnifred Carr Sharkey (George); also survived by many close and loving cousins, nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews who he loved and was so very proud of. George grew up in Homewood and settled in the Monroeville and Churchill Area. He was a wonderful father and one of the original leaders of the Pop Warner football program in Monroeville. He also made time to coach his sons in baseball and also coached a midget football team for seven years. He was an avid Steelers and Penguins fan holding season tickets for decades. He was a longtime member of Edgewood Country Club where he made many, dear lifelong friends. After attending Central Catholic, he graduated from Carnegie Tech (CMU) with an engineering degree and earned his master's in engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. George served his country as a Lieutenant in the US Army before embarking on a lifelong career at Westinghouse Electric until he retired at age 58 after his first wife became ill. He rose to senior executive in strategic planning and developed a business valuation formula (VABASTRAM) for which he received The Order of Merit, the highest honor bestowed on only a few in the Westinghouse organization. He was well known as a person of the highest professional integrity. George's priorities were never left to question. He often did what was right in his mind amidst much controversy regardless of the circumstances. This legacy is a priceless lesson for his family. He will be greatly missed by all close to him, yet his spirit will live on. Friends received WOLFE MEMORIAL, INC., Forest Hills Chapel, 3604 Greensburg Pike, 412-731-5001, Thursday only 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial St. John Fisher Church, Churchill Friday 10 a.m.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from May 7 to May 8, 2014
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