JAMES ANDREW KIRCH James Andrew Kirch, of Kailua, HI, passed away peacefully in his home on May 14, 2016. James was born in Plum, PA on February 29, 1928. As a leap year baby, James often teased how young he was, having a birthday every four years. He graduated from Plum High school, then served in the army during the Korean War, carrying the rank of sergeant when he returned home. At this time James became a pilot, and owned a plane with his brother-in-law Joe Repp. Soon after, James left PA and traveled to Ohio for work, then California, and finally Hawaii in 1968. James joined the International Brick Layers and Allied Craftworkers Union in 1958. After retiring in 1990, James remained active in the union. In 1974 James married Elizabeth Hjorth Doversola, expanding his family to include Elizabeth's children, Stephen Doversola and Amanda Lau. A caring step-father, James loved to cook, and was famous for his mango bread, and the silver dollar pancakes he made the children on Sunday mornings. He taught them both to fish in Lake Wilson, Oahu's only fresh water lake. James is preceded in death by his parents, Wendell and Margaret Kirch, one brother, Gerald Kirch, and seven sisters, Genevieve Merryman, Ruth Gromley, Mae Chilton, Dorothy Huntsman, Edna Berger, Margaret Kirch, and Beverly Mantz. He is survived by one brother, Wendell Kirch of Bonifay, FL, his two step children, and many nieces and nephews. James family is searching for his will, if any lawyer has knowledge of it, please send any info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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