TRANSFER, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Richard D. Kirby Sr., 84, of Transfer, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2022 in Clepper Manor after an extended illness.

He was born August 1, 1937 in Mercer, Pennsylvania to Anna (McKee) and Lionel Kirby.

Richard worked at Sharon Steel Corporation as a material handler from 1972 to 1992.

His hobby was collecting coins.

Richard leaves behind two daughters, Cyndi Haywood and her husband, Samuel, of Mercer, Pennsylvania and Vicki Kirby and her significant other, James Jones, of Transfer, Pennsylvania; two sons, Mark A. Kirby and his partner, John Millette, of Transfer, Pennsylvania and Scott A. Kirby and his wife, Kimberly, of Transfer, Pennsylvania; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Patricia (Thompson) Kirby, whom he married May 25, 1957 and she passed away February 7, 2021 and a son, Richard Kirby, Jr.

A special thank you to his sister-in-law, Cathy Thompson and special friend, Dee Dee McNish.

Arrangements are being handled by the John Flynn Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

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A television tribute will air Wednesday, April 20 at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. on WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.