Thad C. Bud Kirk, 75, of Phoenix, passed away January 21, 2008. He was born in Findlay, Ohio on February 20, 1932 to Thaddeus and Stella Pownell Kirk. Bud served in the US Army and was with the 2nd Infantry Division during the Korean War from 1952 – 1953. On Thanksgiving Day 1953 he married Patricia Patterson of Zanesville, Ohio. They moved to Phoenix in 1964. He retired in 1992 from the Paradise Valley School District. He was a born again Christian. Bud was preceded in death by his parents, sister Stella Harris and daughter Elizabeth Ann. His wife Pat of 54 years survives him as well as his children Patti, Barbie Bob McGrath, Colin Maridee, 5 grandchildren: Shana and Ryan McGrath and Kevin, Shane and Bryce Kirk and 1 great grandchild, Aubrey Hossfeld as well as step-granddaughter Lisa McGrath and 2 step-great grandchildren Brenna and Brady Delaney. A visitation will be Tuesday, January 29th from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. Bud’s graveside service will be at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, January 30th at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix. Donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, PO Box 13600, Phoenix, AZ 85002. You were the Jack of All Trades and the Master of them all. You Were The Best!!
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