Andrew J. Kirsch

Andrew J. Kirsch
Andrew J. Kirsch

Former longtime Riverhead resident Andrew J. Kirsch of East Marion died July 13. He was 98.

He was born Jan. 8, 1917, in Carrolltown, Pa., to Elizabeth (Pack) and Isadore Kirsch. He married Albina April 8, 1950.

Mr. Kirsch served for four years in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of lieutenant. He received a Bronze Star for his service.

He earned a Masters of Education at Penn State University and taught for 40 years at Riverhead High School.

Mr. Kirsch was a member and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary Club of Greenport and volunteered for Literary Volunteers of America and The Salvation Army.

Family members said he enjoyed gardening, boating, skiing, scuba diving, church activities, reading, and loved spending time with his family.

He was predeceased by his wife in 2008; six brothers, Clete, Shawn, Hik, Alvin, Urban and Norbert; and one sister, Marcella.
Mr. Kirsch is survived by his daughters, Paula Albin, Karen (Leo) Lucas, Deborah (Peter) Kolbornsen; six grandchildren, Eric (Jayne), Lisa (Mark), Kerri, Brenden, Kate and Andrew; six great-grandchildren, Daniel (Marie), Brooke (Tony), Erica, Lydia, Jonathan and Felicity; three great-great-grandchildren, Landen, Kaylin and Kaleb; and many nieces and nephews in New York and Pennsylvania.

The family received visitors July 16 at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport. A funeral Mass took place July 17 at St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport. Burial was at Calverton National Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Rotary Club of Greenport, P.O. Box 204, Greenport, NY 11944.

This is a paid notice.