Ruben Kirk

Ruben Kirk Memorial Reflection

Ruben (Captain Kirk) 85 of San Mateo, Florida passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Captain Kirk was born in Candor, New York to the late Ruben and Ellen Kirk. He was a Veteran Marine Corps and served in the Korea War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Moose Lodge. He loved boating.  He was owner and operator of Kirk Trucking Inc and Cherry Blossom Special  for numerous years. He loved Nascar Racing and in his early years he was a stockcar driver.  He loved to restore antique cars, ride a motorcycle  and spending time with his family.  Beside his parents, he preceded in death by his son, Rusty;grandson, Ronnie Kirk,brothers, Robert, Donald, and John Kirk; sisters, Evelyn Cornwell and  Diana Prindle. He is survived by his Ronnie L. (Joyce) Kirk of San Mateo, Fl.; daughter, Terry A.( James)  Zarilla of New Castle, Pa.; brothers,  James Kirk (Jean) of
Waverly, NY., William (Barbara) Kirk of Trumensburg, NY ; sister, Marjorie McDonald (Russell)  of Candor, NY; grandchildren, Randy Kirk, Kristen Michael, Amanda Kirk, April Phillips, Brandon Kirk, DeAnna DeMonaco, Michael and Kimberly Zarilla; fifteen great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.  Ruben’s Life will be celebrated on Friday, May 5, 2017 7:00 PM at Watts Funeral Home in San Mateo, Florida.  Memories may be shared with his family on line at

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  1. Deb Kirk/Dunkerley says:

    I am so sorry I’m unable to attend Uncle Jr’s going HOME party.

    My deepest and sincere condolences to my family and extended family.

    Uncle Jr was my Buddy and I missed him so much after he moved to Florida. I was so thankful and grateful to have spent most of my childhood with him.

    Everyday was a great memory with him. A lot of great stories are to be told on May 5th. Uncle Jr would want nothing but LAUGHTER on this day.

    May God be with you all and may HE give you strength to get thru this time.

    Love and miss you all

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