We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home
Kermit Theodore Kirby, 77, passed away Wednesday Sept 14, 2022 at his home in Binghamton, NY, after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his first wife Marlene Kirby; sisters Gayle Packer, Glenda Crouch and Gilda Kirby and brother Klendin Kirby. He is survived by his devoted wife Martha; brother Kelby Kirby, sister Gia Kirby and brother Kenneth (Darlene) Oliver; his children Adam and Brad (Elizabeth) Kirby, Erin (Jamey) Savage, Meghan Yasharian, Benjamin (Careen) Sisk; grandchildren whom he loved so much Braxtan and Brydan Kirby, Johannah Howe, Nathan and Dallin Cower, Rhowan and Elaina Savage, Logan Carter, Hanna Farfsing, Lillyana Yasharian, Jayden French, Griffin, Gideon, Elliott and Shiloh Sisk and Maxwell Josie. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and good friends who were dear to him. Kermit also had a passion for 4 legged friends. Having many canine companions throughout the years. He leaves behind Muffin Kirby who stayed lovingly by his side until the end. He was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints. He served twice as the Greene Branch President for over 10 years and served faithfully in many other church callings. He and Marlene founded Americas Attic in 1973 and that Legacy continues on with their son Brad. Kermit’s professional career of over forty years began at GAF, then Link and he retired from Raymond Corporation. Kermit was an avid antique clock collector and repair man. Over the last year he made sure each one of his children and grandchildren had a beautiful clock from him. Something they will cherish forever.
The family will receive friends Saturday September 24 from 9:00 am – 10:45 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 305 Murray Hill Rd, Vestal 13850. The funeral service will begin at 11 am, with burial immediately following at Kattelville Cemetery Chenango Forks. After the burial everyone is invited back to the church for refreshments. Donations can be made to Lourdes Hospice or the Broome Volunteer ambulance Squad at P.O. Box 155 Binghamton, NY 13902.