August 28, 1935 - August 6, 2021
Kenneth F. Dirr August 28, 1935 – August 6, 2021 Kenneth Dirr of Middletown, NY, a lifelong resident of the area, passed away peacefully with his daughter by his side on August 6, 2021, at Devon House in Allentown PA. He was 85 years old. The son of the late Joseph B. and Bronia Kosmider Dirr, he was born on August 28, 1935, at Horton Memorial Hospital in Middletown. Kenneth was a retired Automotive Machinist, working in his early years for Karl’s Machine Shop in Middletown, and later for Star Crankshaft in Port Jervis. He was a U.S Navy veteran and a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Middletown. Kenneth was very talented with his hands and was a master at his trade as well as with any other projects that he undertook. He could make or fix nearly anything that he attempted. He was a perfectionist and always took great pride in his work. Kenneth was also a very fine musician and could be found playing his accordion in the Eddie Dirr Quartet in his younger years. He will be sadly missed by his family. Kenneth is survived by his wife Florence of nearly 58 years; two daughters: Nancy Zemba of Allentown PA and Susan Dirr of Middletown, NY; a sister Rosemarie Burns of Georgia; his grandchildren: Daniel, Megan, and Erin Zemba of Allentown, PA and Angela Fiedler of Middletown, NY; a great-granddaughter Eden Zemba of Allentown PA; a beloved parrot Sparky; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Joseph and Eddie Dirr. Visitation will be held from 9:30-11:00 AM on Tuesday, August 31st at Martinez-Morse Funeral Home, 33 Railroad Ave., Middletown NY with a Burial of Ashes to immediately follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Middletown NY. Donations in his name can be made to Family Pillars Hospice of Bethlehem, PA or St. Joseph’s Church of Middletown NY.
Kenneth F. Dirr August 28, 1935 – August 6, 2021 Kenneth Dirr of Middletown, NY, a lifelong resident of the area, passed away peacefully with his daughter by his side on August 6, 2021, at Devon House in Allentown PA. He was 85 years... View Obituary & Service Information
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Kenneth F. Dirr
August 28, 1935 – August 6, 2021
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