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John A Kirby

March 6, 1936 ~ December 1, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

John Kirby Obituary

John A. Kirby, 87, of Forked River, formerly of Kearny, died Friday, December 1, 2023, at Southern Ocean Medical Center.

Born in Jersey City, living in Kearny before moving to Forked River in 1996. He was a Kearny Fireman for 31 years, retiring in 1994, he served our country in the United States Army during peacetime.

He was predeceased by his daughter Susan DiScerni.

Surviving is his wife Joan of 61 years, his son John and his wife Libby; his Daughter Maureen Cochrane and her husband Ned and his daughter Elaine Sullivan and her husband Michael. Devoted Grandfather of Sydney, Kirsten, Kayla, Tara, Mitchell, Ian, and Colleen. His brothers Ronald and his wife Mary; James and his wife Jenny, and his sister Patricia Blood.

Visitation will be Tuesday December 5, 2023, 9 to 10:30 am at Layton’s Home For Funerals, Forked River.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 am at the Church of Saint Pius X, Forked River. Burial will follow at Saint Anne Cemetery, Wall, New Jersey.

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December 5, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Layton's Home For Funerals
250 W. Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ 08731

Mass of Christian Burial
December 5, 2023

11:00 AM
Church of Saint Pius X
300 West Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ 08731

December 5, 2023

12:45 PM
Saint Anne Cemetery
1610 Allenwood Road
Wall Township, NJ 07719


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