Carl Kirkbride Jr.

February 17, 1928 - March 19, 2016
Carl Kirkbride Jr.

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Carl A. Kirkbride, age 88, of Calcutta passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016, after

a lengthy illness at the Calcutta Health Care where he received excellent care.

He was loved by all who knew him for his kind and generous spirit. There was never a

doubt about how much he loved his wife and his family. He enjoyed working in

general but especially outdoors, planting flowers and trees, and taking his children

and others on hikes. Most of all he displayed a strong faith in God throughout his


Born in Calcutta on February 17, 1928, Carl was the son of the late Carl and Laura

(Pugh) Kirkbride and lived his entire life in this area. He was a graduate of East

Liverpool High School, Class of 1946, and attended Kent State University and the

former Ohio Valley Business College. A Veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the

Korean Conflict in the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. where he helped keep track of

the number of active troops at any given time. He retired in 1991 after 31 years with

Weirton Steel Mill where he was a systems analyst in the Salary Payroll Department.

During his lifetime he enjoyed serving others and singing in the choirs of the Longs

Run Presbyterian and First Evangelical Presbyterian churches. Most recently, he was a

member of the Chapel Presbyterian Church in Beaver, PA, where he still was able to

display his friendly, outgoing spirit. He was also a member of the N.E. Ohio Forestry

Association, the Farm Bureau, the Historical Society, the Grange, and the E.L.H.S. Old

Guard. He was a Scout Leader for the first Cub Scout Pack at Longs Run Church, For

many, many years he served on the Longs Run Church Cemetery Association and could

be seen regularly caring for the cemetery. He saw this as more than just a job but

rather as a service to the community and to all who visited the cemetery. He also

used this as an opportunity to share his firm conviction that there is a better life

beyond the grave for those who believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior. “For by grace are

ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” (Ephesians


He is survived by his wife, Anne (Robinson) Kirkbride, whom he loved dearly and

married on April 26, 1952.

Other survivors include a son, Daniel C. Kirkbride (Susan) of Calcutta, three

daughters: Catherine A. Keenan (Frank), of Calcutta, Laura J. Wilson (Robert) of

Smithfield, VA, and Amey L. Park (Lloyd) of Kent, Ohio. He had many grandchildren

whom he adored: Matthew and Trudi Kirkbride, Megan and Mike Ehlenbach, Meredith

and Jim Aracich, Sara Kirkbride, Katie Wilson, Christina Kirkbride, Daniel Keenan,

Joseph Wilson, Timothy Park, Laura Keenan, Rebekah Wilson, Isaac Park, Lydia Wilson,

Adam Park, Lindsay Park, Sam Wilson, Grace Wilson, Lacey Park, Hailey Park, and

Felicity Park. He also had seven great grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin

MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes with his pastor, Steve Maker, officiating. Burial will

follow in Longs Run Cemetery at a later date.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at the Calcutta Funeral

Home from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Longs Run Cemetery Assoc. or the Chapel

Presbyterian Church at P.O. Box 2914 Calcutta, OH, 43920.




Wednesday, March 23, 2016
2:58 PM

Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920


Tuesday, March 22, 2016
2:58 PM - 2:58 PM

Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920

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  • March 21, 2016
    Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Carl A. Kirkbride, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete. I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with the family of..... US Army Veteran, Carl A. Kirkbride, Jr.., “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • March 23, 2016
    Paula Davenport says:
    Dear Mrs. Kirkbride, , Please accept my deepest condolences. I certainly admired Mr. Kirkbride for his Christian walk, his faithful care of his tree farm, and devotion to the care of Longs Run Cemetery. Although your faithful friend is no longer with you Your wonderful memories will forever be with you and your family. In loving Memory, Paula Davenport

  • March 26, 2016
    Laura Murdock says:
    My deepest sympathy for all of your family at this time. You will always have the beautiful memories of wonderful times. Carl was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend to all.