David Michael Kirk, 1964-2013
David Michael Kirk, 48, passed away in his Pasadena, Calif., home on August 12, 2013.
He was born in Winchester, Va., on November 22, 1964 and moved to Aspen, Colorado, with his father and siblings in 1969. He graduated from Aspen High School in 1983 and completed his Bachelor’s Degree in psychology at CU Boulder in 1987.
He moved to the Los Angeles area in 1989. David continued his education, completing a master’s degree in psychology and business at Pepperdine University.
David worked for over 23 years at a large non-profit foundation that runs programs for disadvantaged youth in 11 locations throughout the greater Los Angeles area. In recent years he held the position of Assistant Vice-President of Quality Assurance at Hathaway Sycamores Child and Family Services. While growing up in Aspen, David felt at home working at T-Lazy 7 Ranch, snowmobiling, horseback riding and living out his passion for the mountains and outdoors.
He was an avid automobile enthusiast and he enjoyed cooking large meals at holiday gatherings for those he loved. He will be fondly remembered for his unwavering kindness, loyalty and compassion for others.
He is preceded in death by Rodney E. Kirk (father), Jeanne Marie Beeman Kirk (mother), Bonnie Eileen Olsen (stepmother), and Caroline Jeanne Kirk (niece). He is survived by his brother Douglas Kirk, sisters Julie Kirk and Jennifer Kirk Bauer, stepsister Jamie Olsen Ali, their spouses, and seven nieces and nephews.
David will be laid to rest next to his father Rodney and his stepmother Bonnie in the family plot at the Red Butte Cemetery. Memorial service information will be announced at a later date. Please visit David’s memorial Facebook page, (he would have been appalled to be on Facebook) We welcome photos and stories.