NEW CASTLE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – James M. Kirby, 87, of New Castle, formerly of Transfer, passed away after an extended illness at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Haven Convalescent Home in New Castle.
He was born on March 27, 1934, in Mercer to the late Anna (McKee) and Lionel William James Kirby.
James worked at Damascus Tube for over 20 years until they closed, then at Shenango Furnace for over 13 years until he retired in 1986.
He is survived by son, James L. Kirby of Greenville; brother, Richard Kirby, Sr. of Transfer; grandchildren, Jennifer Reed, James R. Kirby and Erik A. Kirby, all of Texas and seven great-grandchildren.
James was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Georgina (Dilley) Kirby and four brothers.
No services are being held per James’ wishes.
Arrangements handled by John Flynn Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
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