D. Clark Kirby
1932 - 2020
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April 20, 1932 - October 22, 2020 Donald Clark Kirby, 88, a 62-year resident of Manhattan Beach passed away peacefully at home on October 22, 2020. Clark joins the love of his life and wife of 63 years Dixielee, who passed away this May. He is survived by his daughter, Diana Mayo (David) and son, Paul Kirby (Kristy Roth) and grandsons, Adam Mayo and Gregory Mayo. Clark was born in Denver, Colorado. He graduated from Colorado University and later received a master's degree from USC in Electrical Engineering. He and his wife Dixielee moved to Manhattan Beach in 1957. They both loved beach life and sailing, spending many weekends in the coves of Catalina. After a 38-year career as an Aerospace engineer at TRW, Clark retired in 1992. During retirement, he and Dixielee enjoyed travelling the world, especially their time in Paris and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Clark was also an avid Francophile enjoying study of the language and exploring the country of France. Clark and Dixielee were active members of St. Cross Episcopal Church in Hermosa Beach for 60 years. He will be inurned in a private family service in the St. Cross columbarium next to Dixielee. Donations can be made to the St. Cross Episcopal Church Memorial Fund. Visit www.lafuneral.com to send the family messages and share memories.


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Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Nov. 1, 2020.
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November 4, 2020
My husband Peter and I adored your Mom and Dad, and have many fond memories, especially singing with your Dad in the Messiah. Grateful to have known them. May they Rest In Peace.
Laurel Coote
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November 3, 2020
D. Clark Kirby was one of the finest human beings I had the pleasure of working with during my career at TRW/Northrop Grumman. He was also an excellent engineer and leader. He and his wife Dixielee we're great people who will be missed by many.
Dick Croxall
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November 3, 2020
Clark was my mom, Joan Fullmer-Jones' boss at TRW. As a working woman with 5 children at home, work-life balance in those days was a challenge to say the least. My mom was fortunate to have such a special person support her over her 25 year career and our family has fond memories of Clark and the TRW years. I feel fortunate that I was able to share some memories with Clark in our conversation just after my mom passd away in 2018, and send sympathy from the Fullmer Family during this sad time. ~Theresa
Theresa Fullmer
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