Earl William KIRBIS Sr.
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Lombardo Funeral Home - Amherst Chapel (Northtowns Chapel)
885 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Amherst, NY
KIRBIS - Earl William, Sr. Age 88, entered the arms of His Heavenly Father on December 27, 2014. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 65 years, Rose Kirbis, this past August. He is survived by his children, Patricia (Irwin) Weinstein, Robert (Beth), Barbara (Rick) Ryan, John (late Theresa), Edward (Maria), Joseph (Debora), Virginia (Patrick) Finch, Earl Jr., Maureen (David) Audino, Margie (Ronald) Hajnos and the late Thomas (Bonnie); 30 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and his best friend since childhood, Andrew Svisco, and his wife, Louise. He also was predeceased by his brother, Robert and sister, Shirley Dell. Earl was born at home in the Town of Tonawanda to Robert and Martha Kirbis. He graduated early from Kenmore High School so he could join the Navy during WWII. He loved his years in the Navy and the lifelong friends he made during the service. After discharge from the Navy, he became a union electrician and a member of the IBEW Local #41 until his death. After retirement, he enjoyed golfing, traveling, LST reunions and spending time with his family. He was an active member of St. Amelia's Church. Earl was deeply loved and cherished by his family and friends and he will be greatly missed. No prior visitation. Private service. Arrangements by LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Northtowns Chapel). Online condolences may be made at www.lombardofuneralhome.com

Published by Buffalo News on Dec. 28, 2014.
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To the entire Kirbis Family I'm Sorry for your Loss.Him and Rose Created a Tribe of their OWN.God Bless Him.

Growing up near them their house was always something happening their.
Keith Borders
January 12, 2015
Dear Earl & family, heartfelt condolences from all on our end, praying much comfort, assurance, inspiration & Love from Heaven to all touched with recent passings. Love never ends, thank You Jesus.
Rick Oates & TJ Petti KE'81
January 3, 2015
My deepest condolences Joe to you and your family.
David Venditti
December 31, 2014
To:My Cousins,
I am so saddened by the passing of my Uncle,Godfather and your Dad.I saw your Mom and Dad this summer when I came to N.Y.My heart hurts for all of you.Losing both parents within months of each other.I am sorry I can not be there with you.Please know,my thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.Love,Your Cousin Karen Dell
Karen Dell
December 30, 2014
Joe, Deb and family

Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. This has been a very difficult year for you and your family.May God bless you in this time of sorrow.

Love Peggy
Peggy DiTursi
December 29, 2014
Our fathers were great friends during their careers as IBEW members. Our condolences.
The Sciandra Family
December 29, 2014
Beth, I'm so sorry for your loss. Many prayers sent your way.
Gigi Jankowski
December 29, 2014
Earl,
So very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. May the love of those around you help to comfort you through this most difficult time. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Jill (Beyer) Szucs
December 29, 2014
Maureen, Dave, Nick and Genny,
Margie, Ron, Allie and Matt
We are saddened to hear of Mr. Kirbis's death. You are in our prayers.
Spence Family
December 28, 2014
Sympathy to all The Kirbis Family. We have special memories of your Dad & Mom especially our Dads on the golf course how they loved that game. Sincerely, The Knezevich Family God's Blessings
Kathie Knezevich-Boland
December 28, 2014
Ginny and Kirbis Family –
What a blessed life your parents had! A 65-year marriage, 11 children, and an extended family continuing on for generations to come. Many memories of my childhood involve your family – Rose's warm smiles and caring way; Earl's hellos from his recliner, wearing his slippers and sporting his Navy tattoo. What stands out most to me now is knowing how hard it must have been to raise a family of that size – both working outside the home too - but to see them…it all seemed so manageable and normal. May they both enjoy eternal peace and may you all carry on their legacy with pride.
Sue (DeLong) Dobmeier
December 28, 2014
Barb, Bob, and Family: Just read of your loss. I understand how difficult it is to lose a parent. You have my sympathy and prayers.
Herb Scheib
December 28, 2014
Maureen, Dave, and Family,

We extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Borth Family
December 28, 2014
Barb & family, Sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Bobbie Boice
Boice Roberta
December 28, 2014
Former Tonawanda Resident
December 28, 2014
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