Andrew Louis Kirby, 61, of Greenwich, CT handed away on July 14, 2020 from a coronary heart assault whereas vacationing along with his household. He spent his final days in a spot he liked, the Kirby household camp within the Adirondacks.
Andrew was born in New York Metropolis on August 6, 1958, son of William and Ann (Pfohl) Kirby. He grew up along with his massive, loving household in Forest Hills Gardens, Queens, commuting along with his siblings to Saint David’s Faculty in Manhattan.
Andrew attended Phillips Exeter Academy and the Lawrenceville Faculty, Duke College (BSE 1980), and Harvard Legislation Faculty (JD 1983). He was a proud Duke alumnus, cheering on the Blue Devils each season, and was a recipient of the 2020 Without end Duke Award for his many years of energetic involvement within the Duke Alumni Affiliation. Professionally, Andrew wore many hats. Over the course of his profession, he was a company lawyer at Shearman & Sterling, in-house counsel and Director of Acquisitions for Cadbury Schweppes, founder and President of SodaMate, and President of Plaxall, the household actual property and plastics manufacturing enterprise in Lengthy Island Metropolis, NY. He served on a number of nonprofit boards together with the Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement, the Queens Museum, and the Lengthy Island Metropolis Partnership. Whereas he wasn’t a training engineer in his profession, he was a member of Tau Beta Pi honor society, and his ardour for innovating, inventive downside fixing, and understanding how issues work was obvious in all he did.
Andrew’s pursuits have been additionally assorted. He was an outstanding athlete who liked snowboarding, tennis, paddle tennis, and golf with family and friends. He liked to swim, and was well-known for his trademark variation on the cannonball that would depart any bystanders drenched and laughing.
Andrew was the spark that enlivened any gathering. Because of him, get-togethers typically included music and dancing, a aggressive recreation of cornhole, or perhaps a little late-night bowling. Andrew’s best pleasure was spending high quality time along with his spouse Nancy, son Duncan, and daughter Johanna. He and Nancy typically loved kayaking and lengthy walks at Tod’s Level on Lengthy Island Sound. Throughout his childhood, Andrew’s household vacationed at Rockywold Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake, NH, a convention Andrew continued along with his circle of relatives. His daughter Johanna was married there in June of final yr, a celebration that introduced Andrew immense pleasure.
Andrew was a faithful husband and father who made his love for his household recognized along with his fixed encouragement and help. He was all the time there for his household at a second’s discover—offering invaluable life and profession recommendation to Duncan, providing ethical and technical help for Nancy together with her educating profession, and even (memorably) transferring Johanna right into a fifth ground walk-up condominium in the midst of a scorching NYC summer season. He was beneficiant along with his time and power: all the time accessible, all the time serving to, and by no means anticipating something in return.
Andrew is survived by his beloved spouse of thirty-six years Nancy (Trettis) Kirby, his son Duncan Kirby (Alessandra), his daughter Johanna Allen (Brandon), and his mom Ann Kirby. Andrew’s father, William J. Kirby, handed away in 2003. Andrew can be survived by his brothers William Jr. (Anne), Brian (Mona), and Peter; and sisters Mathis Powelson (Stephen), Paula (Peter McWhinnie), and Julia Vien (George), in addition to many loving nieces and nephews. His household will miss his simple smile and contagious snort, his puckish humorousness, his heat, and his steadfast love. We really feel him with us and can carry his spirit in our hearts ceaselessly.
As a result of present pandemic, a memorial service for Andrew will probably be held at a later date. Donations in his title could also be made to the Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement.