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James C. Kirk
April 23, 1953 - August 28, 2021

James C. Kirk

James C. Kirk
Apr 23, 1953 - Aug 28, 2021

James C. Kirk
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SPOTSWOOD - JAMES C. KIRK, affectionately known as Jimmy, passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at his home. He was 68 years old.

Born in New Brunswick, he was raised in and spent most of his life in East Brunswick, eventually settling in Spotswood 4 years ago.

Prior to retiring, he was a pipefitter for the Union Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 9. Although their headquarters was based in Tinton Falls, Jimmy worked throughout New Jersey.

Jimmy was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed watching all different sports, with some of his favorite teams including the New York Giants, New York Jets, New York Mets, and the New Jersey Devils. Although some may say those teams are hard to cheer for now, Jimmy did so with devotion. He was a loyal fan, through and through.

When he wasn't working or spending time with his family, you could find Jimmy at the racetrack. Betting on horses brought Jimmy a lot of joy. The euphoria of the race and a well bet exacta drew Jimmy time and time again. He shared that excitement with his family and friends.

Jimmy loved sports and loved horse racing, but nothing compared to the love of his family. He was the cherished son of James E. and Dorothy (née Casey) Kirk. Born on April 23, 1953, he was the oldest of six. He graduated from East Brunswick High School and began his apprenticeship for pipefitting. He was part of Local 9 for over 30 years.

Unfortunately, Jimmy was predeceased by his brother, Kevin, in 2002

Surviving are his four sisters, who doted on him always, Mary "Missy" Turcotte and her husband, Frank, of East Brunswick, Kim Ballack and her husband, Pete, of Monroe Township, Robin Kirk of East Brunswick, and Trisha Parascandolo and her husband, Pasquale, of Milltown; his nephews and nieces, Frank (Nicole), Holly (Brendan), Brandon (Kyung), A.J. (fiancée, Ileana), and Brittany; many great-nephews and nieces; extended family, and all of his beloved pets.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, at The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. where a memorial service will be held at 12:00 pm. For directions, please visit the "Services" page.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Deborah Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 820, Browns Mills, NJ 08015 or at www.deborahfoundation.org/donate/

Brunswick Memorial Home on Sep 13, 2021

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Michael Kulbacki on Sep 13, 2021

Angelo G. Agnone on Sep 3, 2021

Mrs. Turcotte, your brother lived a wonderful life.

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18
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Brunswick Memorial Home
454 Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
12:00 PM


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