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Donald F. Kirsch

June 19, 1939 ~ June 20, 2022 (age 83)

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Donald Kirsch, 83 of Ebensburg, PA passed away on June 20, 2022.  He was born in Spangler, PA, on June 19th, 1939, to Martha (McCarty) and Frederick Kirsch.  Don graduated from Spangler High School (Northern Cambria), before joining the US Army in 1957.  He served for 2 years in Germany as a demolition expert.  After being discharged from the Army he enrolled in Saint Frances University, Loretto, PA where he earned a BS degree in Accounting in 1964.  Don subsequently became a CPA with membership in AICPA and PICPA.  Don began his career as a CPA working for Authur Andersen in Pittsburgh.  He and his family moved to Ebensburg in 1977 where establishing DFKirsch and Associates, CPA firm.  Don embraced the hobby of bicycling and in 1991 he bicycled across America in 24 days.  Josie also shared the same hobby and in 2004 they bicycled together across America on a tandem bicycle.  In 2010 they bicycled from Ebensburg, PA to Mrytle Beach, SC.  They also bicycled internationally in both Nova Scotia and Italy.  Don was married to the love of his life Josephine (Wenturine) Kirsch for over 60 years.  Don was preceded in death by their infant son Christopher Kirsch, his mother Martha (McCarty), father Frederick Kirsch, twin sister Barbara Sherwood, and nephew Eric Long.  Don is survived by his wife Josephine (Wenturine) Kirsch, three children, Adrianne (Les) Lively of Hilton Head Island, SC; Craig (Nanette) Kirsch of Raleigh, NC; Kelly (David)Hursh of Shadyside, MD; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Don was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Ebensburg and was very active in his community as an officer and volunteer serving the Ebensburg Rotary Club, Penn’s Woods Council Boys Scouts of America, Cambria County Industrial Development Corporation, Cambria County Industrial Development Authority, Cambria County General Financing Authority, to name a few.  Don was a great husband, father, grandfather, friend and was known as a kind gentle man.  He had a great impact on many people and was a mentor to many.  He lived every day with the mindset of a noble servant.  He will be sadly missed by his family, friends, and community.  The family will be receiving friends at Moriconi Funeral Home, Inc., Northern Cambria, Thursday, June 23rd 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Military honors will be held at the funeral home on Friday morning at 9:45 a.m.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday June 24, at Holy Name Catholic Church, Ebensburg.  Fr. Brian Warcola officiating.  Military honors by local veterans organizations.  In lieu of flowers, Don requested contributions be made to the Ebensburg Rotary Dog Park.  Contributions should be sent to The Ebensburg Rotary Club at PO Box 231, Ebensburg, PA 15931 and designated “In memory of Don Kirsch”.


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24 Hour Viewing
June 23, 2022

3:00 PM
Moriconi Funeral Home, Inc.
1303 Bigler Avenue
Northern Cambria, PA 15714

Military Honors
June 24, 2022

9:45 AM
Moriconi Funeral Home, Inc.
1303 Bigler Avenue
Northern Cambria, PA 15714

Funeral Mass
June 24, 2022

11:00 AM
Holy Name Catholic Church
500 North Julian Street
Ebensburg, PA 15931

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