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Michael A. Kirkpatrick


Michael A. Kirkpatrick, (Kirk) 77, of Pittston, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019 in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

Born in Pittston on October 5, 1941, he was the son of the late Frank and Ruth Jordan Kirkpatrick.

He attended Pittston High School and served in the US Army in Vietnam.

In his earlier years, he had worked for Topps and retired from Intermetro Industries were he was know as (Captain Kirk). He was an avid Notre Dame fan; and NY Jets & Mets fan. He was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother and will be greatly missed. He was a family man that spent a lot of time with his granddaughter Sara Alizabeth, which she affectionately called him "PaPa".

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael Kirkpatrick; brothers William and Francis Kirkpatrick; sisters Mary Ruth Slazyk and Elizabeth (Betty) Connell.

Surviving are his wife and best friend of 52 years, Loretta Francioso Kirkpatrick; son Joseph Kirkpatrick, Pittston; daughter Linda Kirkpatrick, Pittston; granddaughter, Sara Solo; brother Thomas Kirkpatrick and his wife Grenetta, Pittston; sisters Patricia Evans, Exeter and Catherine and her husband Pete Matiko, Levittown; brother-in-law James Francioso, Jr., Pittston Township; sister-in-law MaryAnn Astolfi and her husband Raymond, Old Forge; numerous nieces and nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be Monday, March 11, 2019 at 9am from Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 4pm-7pm at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Marello Parish.

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