Posted by: resparish | August 13, 2013

Bob Kirmse, 1948 – 2013

BobKirmse-smBob Kirmse passed away on Tuesday, August 13th. He was 65 years old.

Bob grew up in Brooklyn, New York in a family of modest means and German descent, as the youngest of three children.

After graduating from The City College of New York in Economics, getting married, and having two children, he worked tirelessly to improve life for his family.  He worked in the telecommunications industry by day, and went to school at night to earn two master’s degrees from St. John’s University and Johns Hopkins University.

On Saturday mornings he got up early to watch cartoons and play board games with his sons.  In his free time he loved to play his 45 rpm records, go on long drives for summer vacations, work on his house, and learn about space exploration.  In his later years he was very active in St. Mark parish in Virginia, leading a Small Community of Faith.

His love for his wife, Liz, and his sons, Andrew and Chris, was understated but intense and abiding.

Bob’s Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, August 17, at 9:30 am. His burial will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos.

Please keep Bob and his family in your prayers.