Kirby M. Smithe
SMITHE, Kirby M.

age 80, left this earth on Monday, May 3, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Sandi; sons, Jason and Kirby and their wives; daughters, Michelle and Kimberly and their husbands; grandsons, Kirby Kurtis, Erik and their mother, Rhonda Crockett; grandsons, Jacob and Austin and granddaughters, Erika, Samantha, Elizabeth, Ava, Nica and his little dog, Snurts.

He had several occupations, but his favorite was IT Systems Manager at the University of Arizona Athletic Department. At his request there will be no services.

Special thanks to the CTICU staff at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, especially Dr. Veejay and Nurse Laura.

If you would like to celebrate Kirby's life with us, please consider doing a random act of kindness in his memory. Arrangements by MESSINGER MORTUARY.

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Published by Arizona Daily Star on May 9, 2021.
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I remember well Kirby and his positive and pleasant demeanor during high school days. It has been many decades but I am sorry to learn of his passing and I extend my sympathy to his family.
Terry Hanson
May 10, 2021
I admired Kirby at Catalina H S. He traveled down his own path. I hope his family knows he was well thought of.
Sue Pooler Wagner
May 10, 2021
Kirby and I were best friends in the early years. I was with him when he contracted polio, and I was quarantined for a week. We went to Boy´s State together. Lots of memories. Very sad for this loss.
Walt Garretson
May 9, 2021
So sad but sounds like a life well lived. He was very active at CHS
Dale Rees. CHS class of 58
May 9, 2021