James W. Kirby, 79

JAN. 12, 1934-FEB. 7, 2013

February 09, 2013
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James W. Kirby, 79, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at his home.

Born Jan. 12, 1934, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Charles W. and C. Helen Kirby.

James graduated in 1952 from Hagerstown High School and was employed in the automotive parts industry for more than 49 years. He retired from Samuel K. Spigler Co. Inc. in 2001. 

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Ann Kirby; two stepsons, Robert E. Ankeney Jr. and William F. Ankeney III; one son, Shawn W. Kirby and his wife, Karen, of Fairplay, and their two children; and a brother, Francis Kronawetter and his wife, Sharon, and their three sons.

A graveside service will be Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown. The Rev. Gregg R. Meserole will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ’s Reformed Church UCC, 130 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or Hospice of Washington County Inc., 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.


Arrangements are entrusted to Harman, Kenworthy & Minnich Funeral Home P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

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