Robert R. Kirk

Robert R. Kirk

On Sunday, January 23, 2022, Robert R. Kirk, 76, passed away after a short illness.  He was born in Pittsburgh on October 24, 1945, the son of the late Robert J. & Violet (Blackledge) Kirk. 

Bob earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from West Virginia University in 1968 and remained a lifelong Mountaineer fan.  It was there that Bob met the love of his life, Judy Wallace, his soon-to-be-wife.  After graduating from WVU, Bob started at Bayer Corporation in 1970 working in the lab driving a forklift and soon moved to a spot on the team of chemists.  His positive and hardworking personality naturally led him into sales where he successfully held numerous positions and ultimately retired 37 years later as Vice President of Sales/Marketing in the Polyurethane Division. He and his beloved wife of 53 years were world travelers, having the good fortune to spend many of those trips with their children and grandchildren. He was a fixture at his kids’ and grandkids’ sporting events, recitals and celebrations and was always there with a positive comment and word of encouragement.  He enjoyed a good meal, nice glass of wine, round of golf, game of duplicate bridge, and a pun or two, but mostly enjoyed spending time with family. All that knew him would say that Bob was a “good man” with a gentle soul and a kind heart, lending a positive word or a helping-hand to anyone in need.

He is survived by his wife, Judy (Wallace) Kirk.  Three children:  Robert I. Kirk (Mary), Upper St. Clair; Cheryl Daddi (Mark), Moon Twp.; Brenda Hall (Bobby), Moon Twp.  Sister Ruth Nagy, Washington, PA.  Six grandchildren, Christopher Kirk, Sydney Kirk, Cassidy Hall, Ian Kirk, Isabel Hall, and Anthony Daddi. Bob will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother, William Kirk.

No services will be held at this time. Condolences, memories, and stories are welcomed on the website of Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (www.huntsmanfuneralhomes.com)

Bob was an animal lover, especially his beloved Granddogs; Sweetie, Cooper, Comit and Penny.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Animal Friends https://www.thinkingoutsidethecage.org/donate-now/ in Bob’s honor.

21 thoughts on “Robert R. Kirk

  1. Dear Judy,
    My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
    Words cannot express my heartfelt feelings at
    this difficult time.
    Bob was such a gentleman and always loved a
    laugh. He was so helpful to me when I had a
    difficult time playing golf.
    Love Maureen

  2. Marj & I were deeply saddened to here of Bobs
    passing. Our deepest sympathy to you Judy & family. We will miss the many hours we spent with you in Florida.
    Love ,
    Ian & Marj

  3. Dear Judy, my condolences on your loss. I worked with Bob for many years. He was truly a gentleman, friend and mentor to so many. I am sure he left impressions on people that still guide them today. Prayers are on the way for you and your family.

  4. Judy, Jenny and I are so terribly sad for your heartbreaking loss. I hold fond memories of Bob. He was such a great help to me during my early days in Pittsburgh, recognising my need to adapt to a different culture.
    He was truly a great guy. Wishing you strength to overcome and trusting your children to give you support. Love Jenny & Wolfgang

  5. Brenda, My deepest sympathies for your loss. Parents are the cornerstones of our lives. I pray for your strength as you and your family are going through this sad and difficult time together.

  6. Judy. Our hearts are breaking for you and your family, What a loss for all, Love to you all, if you need a shoulder to cry on I can be there, Love and miss all our great times together.
    Janet and Bill

  7. Judy and Family,
    I was deeply saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Our world lost a great one! I had the opportunity and pleasure to work with Bob at Bayer for a number of years, and as mentioned, he was truly a “good man with a gentle soul”. Always positive, always willing to help, Bob was all anyone could ask for in a person and colleague. On behalf of my wife, myself, and I am sure all of his former colleagues at Bayer, please accept our sympathy.

    Bill & Lisa Worms

  8. My condolences to Judy and the entire Kirk family. I worked with Bob for a number of years at Bayer and he was one of the kindest people I knew. The Bayer community hearts are heavy as we hear this news. Good Bless.

  9. Dear Judy and Family:
    Keith and I are so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was truly a “gentle man” and will be missed by all who knew him. Holding you all in prayer.

    1. It greatly saddened me to hear of your loss.
      I have lots of wonderful memories growing up with Cheryl.
      My heart goes out to all of you.
      Wishing you peace and comfort.
      Sending my love and prayers.

  10. Judy, please accept our deepest sympathies for you and your family in the passing of Bob. Cathy and I often recall the fun things we were able to share with both of you during our years together at Bayer. I so enjoyed working for him and will remember what an understanding, caring and supportive person he was. His loss is truly great but so many of the memories he leaves for us will keep him alive with us always. He will be in our prayers every day.

  11. Judy, I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Bob was such a gentle giant. He was one of the kindest people I know. He will be missed by all that knew him. I always admired you both as a couple together. You both genuinely enjoyed each other and you always laughed together. So pleasant to see.

  12. Judy, Linda and I are saddened to learn that we have lost Bob Kirk. He was a great boss and a better friend. He guided and mentored me during my time in his shadow and I am forever grateful for this. I will never again sing “The 12 Days of Christmas” the same way as before. What a time we had and all that is lost forever. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Surround each other in love.
    Little Bob and Linda

  13. Judy, Donna and I are are sorry to hear the sad news. He was such a good guy as they say in sports..on and off the field. He was a great colleague at Bayer and will always remember the Moon Twp Girls softball tournaments. He will be missed. Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

    Rick and Donna Stamper

  14. Bob was the nicest, most down to earth and approachable VP i knew at Bayer. My fondest memory was when Bob volunteered to play the part of Moses in a skit, ” Pharos Folly”, that lampooned the corporate quality process. That spoke to me the type of person he was. My sympathy goes out to Judy and the family for your loss.

  15. Judy,
    Our hearts are with you today in your loss of Bob. He was always such a gentleman at our bridge games and will truly be missed by all of us.

    Terry and Bill

  16. I am so sad to hear about Bob. i was fortunate enough to work for him and call him my friend. Ill never forget giving him my nitro that he kept in his desk in case I had a heart attack at work. Remember the day the mailroom delivered boxes to my desk and dumped them on the floor shaking the second floor. Bob ran out of his office carrying my nitro pills. He loved Judy and the kids. he was the most compassionate person I knew. His love of MMB never wavered. He had high expectations and ethics. My sympathy to Judy, Cheryl, Bob and Brenda. May the memories he left be always kept in your hearts.

  17. Judy and family, I had the privilege of working with and getting to know Bob at Bayer. He was someone I truly admired and made a positive impact on me both personally and my career. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Michael Hopper

  18. Judy and family- it was with great sadness I just learned of Bob’s untimely passing. He was a good boss and better friend throughout the years. Always had a smile and kind word to pass on. He will be missed.

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