Obituary of David Allyn Kirk
David A. Kirk, age 85 of Concord passed away on May 21, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. He was born on May 14, 1934 in Cleveland to the late Delmer and Flora Kirk. Dave attended Kentucky Military Institute in Louisville KY. In the winter the cadets traveled by train to Venice FL for half of the school year. This was such a strong influence on his life, he ended up spending his winters there in retirement with his wife Mary.
In 1956, at the age of 22, Dave was a co-founder of Active Plumbing Supply along with Benjamin Sesser and Fred Mandel. Eventually, he became the sole owner of the business, which is now being run by his children and grandchildren. Dave enjoyed many years of travel with his wife, starting with their extensive motorhome adventures throughout North America. He enjoyed planning all the many trips abroad, including Africa, Australia & Italy with his wife and grandchildren as some of his favorites. He and Mary enjoyed many cruises with family and friends. Dave was a life member of Painesville BPOE Lodge 549. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed his grunt and groan class at the YMCA. He loved his gin games with his friends and fellow Elks.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Puinno); children, David Kirk, Cindy (Dale) Barber, and Bob Kirk; grandchildren, Dale (Nicola), Bryce (Cristina), Blake (Meggan) Barber, Emily and Natalie Kirk, and Brett Lawson; great grandchildren, Domenic, Maria, and Francis; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Harriet Adams, Alice Mortensen, Jean Lally, and Bruce Kirk.
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 4-7PM at Johnson Funeral Home, 368 Mentor Ave., Painesville, Ohio 44077. An Elks service will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 10:00AM followed by a funeral service officiated by Rev. Gerald Kalb. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery, Concord, Ohio.
Contributions may be made in his name to Venice Theater, 140 W Tampa Ave, Venice, FL 34285. Web address: www.venicestage.com
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