Howard J. Kirk, III


Howard J. Kirk III, of Port Leyden, passed away on October 18, 2021.

He was born February 16, 1961, in Rome, a son of Howard J. Kirk, Jr., and Sophie Kardys Kirk, and educated in Rome schools. Howard spent over 30 years with the love of his life, Amanda Osborne. He worked for many years at Special Metals Corp in New Hartford and was a member of the Phoenix Post 0418, American Legion.

Howard was a loving and caring son, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and cousin. He spent most of his free time with his children and grandchildren. He loved being outdoors and enjoyed many years of fishing and camping.

Howard is survived by his son, Kyle Kirk, and a daughter, Laura Osborne; mother and step-father, Sophie Kirk and Gary Soltys; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Agnes Kirk Bradlinski and fiancé, Harold Borst, Audrey and Barry Corteux, and Arlene and Robert Allen II; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Laura Kirk, and Henry and Bobbie Jo Kirk; five grandchildren, Nicholas, Brayden, Alyssa, Kiley, and Sofia; a special aunt, Lorraine Coleman; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Howard J. Kirk Jr., and a nephew, Jason Corteux.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m., at St. Joseph’s Church in Lee Center. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Port Leyden. There are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to any mental health organization of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street.

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