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James C. (Jim) Kirby

September 28, 1961 - November 25, 2018 Chadds Ford, PA | Age 57 :Loving Husband, Brother and Friend.



James C. (Jim) Kirby, age 57, of East Pennsbury Township, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 25, 2018, at his residence. He was the husband of Sangela McAllister Kirby, with whom he share 17 years of marriage.

He was born in Philadelphia to the late Harry J. Jr., and Rita Pitts Kirby.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sisters, Marianne Kirby Rhodes and Joan R. Kirby. He is also survived by nephews, nieces, cousins, and great nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Harry III.

He worked for many years in his own construction business. He attended Unionville High School and Delaware County Community College.

Family and friends are invited to his Memorial service on Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 10:30 to 11:30, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA, with a memorial remembrance service at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be held privately.

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

Arrangements by Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, Pa.

Message from the Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time.

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December 29, 2018 10:30-11:30 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA.

Memorial Service

December 29, 2018 11:30 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA.




  1. Dear Marianne & Jill,

    I am very sorry about the loss of your brother and Uncle Jimmy. No doubt, you shared much love, laughter, and joy with Jimmy throughout his life! Those are great ingredients for a special bond. You are good people!

    Bernadette Walsh | December 29, 2018 at 9:26 AM
  2. Sangela and family, I send my condolences for the passing of Jimmy. He was a great friend to Linda and he will be missed. You are in my prayers. With deep sympathy Phyllis Porter

    Phyllis Porter | December 28, 2018 at 5:46 PM
  3. I am sending prayers to the family. I amso sorry for ur loss of a great man. I will remember all the fun times when I was a kid and the times when i was at my poppop’s house with my kids.

    Jamie reeves | December 26, 2018 at 11:26 PM
  4. I am sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. Ritamarie Denning

    Ritamarie Denning | December 11, 2018 at 12:33 PM
  5. Dear Joan, Sangela and all the Kirby family,
    I was so deeply saddened to hear about this tragic loss. There truly are no words when someone so dearly loved suddenly passes and may Jim’s memory and legacy live on in your hearts forever. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    With sincerest sympathy,
    Barb Bryer

    Barb Bryer | December 5, 2018 at 5:50 AM
  6. We send our sympathy, along with hugs and prayers, to you and your family. Remember, he is still with you but differently.

    Eileen & Chip | December 4, 2018 at 10:43 AM
  7. My sorrow for your loss , Marianne and family , yet you have memories that live on. May you have the strength to see through this truly awful time.

    Diana Fox | December 4, 2018 at 10:29 AM
  8. I know how much you will miss your brother Marianne- and such a loving, caring and devoted husband. My heart-felt condolences to all of you. May you still feel his light and warmth surrounding you as he smiles at you from heaven.

    Mary Ellen DiMatteo | December 4, 2018 at 7:37 AM
  9. So sorry for your family’s loss! May your memories bring comfort! Hugs!

    Dorothy Senior | December 3, 2018 at 6:51 PM
  10. He was a friend and great guy.
    He always wanted to say hi and how are you doing?
    He will be missed.
    I said a prayer for the family
    close friends in this time of need.
    Old school ;
    Linda Akehurst Riley

    Linda Akehurst Riley | December 3, 2018 at 6:39 PM
  11. Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your brother Jimmy. This is never easy and our prayers for you and your family at this difficult time.

    Dolores Policarpo | December 3, 2018 at 4:32 PM
  12. I’m so sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. We went to high school together, and I fondly remember him as being very funny, and full of life. Everyone was his friend.

    Marianne Graham Rinker | December 3, 2018 at 4:31 PM
  13. My little brother……and my friend. Jimmy, I’ll miss you.

    Marianne Kirby Rhodes | December 3, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  14. I am so sorry Marianne and family. He was too young, so sorry.
    You are all in my prayers.

    Doreen McGettigan | December 3, 2018 at 4:10 PM

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