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Robert B. Kirby, 1946-2009

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Robert "Bob" B. Kirby, an adjunct instructor in the legal studies program and attorney in private practice, passed away on June 17, 2009. He was the husband of Pam Kirby, the college's associate dean for undergraduate studies and operations.

Bob Kirby was born in Queens, N.Y., on October 14, 1946, to Robert Gordon and Muriel Brandt Kirby. He grew up in Hot Springs, Ark., and attended Tulane University, beginning at age 16. He earned his law degree at the University of Texas.

Bob was commissioned in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps as a uniformed attorney. He retired at the rank of colonel after 26 years of active duty.

In 1993, Bob, Pam and their daughter, Lisa, moved to Winter Park, where Bob became a member of the Florida Bar and a certified financial planner. He specialized in estate planning in his private law practice. 

In addition to teaching at UCF, Bob was an instructor and a local director in the certificate in financial planning programs for the Florida Institute of Technology and Barry University.

Bob was a beloved husband, father and brother, and a consummate adviser and friend to all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife Pam; daughter Lisa of Somerville, Mass.; sister Susan Lee of Chesapeake, Va.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Lisa and Charles Evans of Winter Park; nephew Matthew Downs of Cornelius, N.C.; and niece Georgia Goppert of Las Vegas, Nev.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association.

Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home Oviedo Chapel, 501 East Mitchell Hammock Road, Oviedo, Florida. Private burial services will be at Arlington National Cemetery. Please sign and view the family guest book at

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