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Kirk Ziska

Kirk Francis Ziska

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Obituary

It is with a heavy heart that the family of Kirk Francis Ziska announces his sudden passing on June 21, 2019, while at a family gathering in Newburgh, New York. Kirk, age 22, was born on February 25, 1997, in Clinton, Maryland. Kirk grew up in Dunkirk, Maryland, where he continued to reside.

Kirk had a passion for music and enjoyed an eclectic array of musical genres. Kirk liked attending concerts and spent many dedicated hours learning to play instruments including the trumpet and the drums. Kirk was a 2014 graduate of Southern High School in Anne Arundel County. Kirk participated in the school’s marching band, as well as in numerous school and community band events. In addition to Kirk’s appreciation for music, Kirk was a scholar with a knack for numbers who loved the challenge of complex problems. Kirk was a member of his high school’s National Honor Society. His affinity for manipulating numbers and variables also earned him a spot in his high school’s math club. During high school, Kirk worked at Herrington on the Bay as part of the catering staff.

Kirk attended the University of Maryland, College Park. He later became a nationally certified Emergency Medical Technician and worked at AAA Transport. Most recently, Kirk was working as an EMT while taking classes at Anne Arundel Community College where he was working toward a degree in computer science.

Most importantly, Kirk will be remembered by his loving family and devoted friends as a sweet and compassionate soul who cared deeply for those he held close to his heart. He will be greatly missed, but the many joyful moments spent with Kirk, his clever commentary, and the many smiles that he shared with those who knew him will be infinitely treasured and cherished.

Kirk is survived by his parents Mark and Nicolette Ziska of Dunkirk, MD; his sister Alexandra Ziska-Younes and brother-in-law Jason Younes of New Windsor, NY; his Aunt Deborah Ziska of Washington, DC, and his grandmother Marlene Holden of Alexandria, VA. He is also lovingly remembered by his girlfriend, Haven, of Glen Burnie, MD, and his close friends and extended family.

To honor Kirk, a Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Greenstreet Gardens in Lothian, MD. The celebration will be from 5 - 8 pm. Memories and reflections will be shared by loved ones beginning at 5:30.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the music program at Southern High School: 4400 Solomons Island Road, Harwood, MD 20776.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the LIBBY FUNERAL HOME, 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508 845-831-0179. To offer a message of condolence or share a fond memory of Kirk with his family, please visit: www.libbyfuneralhome.com
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Service Details

  • Service

    Sunday, July 14th, 2019 |
    When
    Sunday, July 14th, 2019
    Location
    A Celebration of Life - Maryland
    Address
    MD
    Officiant
    Family & Friends
  • Interment

    Location
    Private Interment at discretion of the family... Dunkirk, Maryland
    Address
    DUNKIRK, MD

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LaTauya Fisher

Posted at 03:52pm
My thoughts and condolences to the family. LaTauya Fisher, OCC
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Lynlea Holden

Posted at 09:30am
Dear Niki, Mark, Alex, Marlene and all Kirk’s family. We are thinking of you and sending our love as you celebrate the life of your wonderful boy, Kirk. Our hearts ache to be with you at this difficult time and although we are far away you are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. All our love Jonathan, Lynlea, Amy and Jack, Jennifer and Lawton. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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Jonathan and Lynlea

Posted at 08:21am
Dearest Niki, Mark, Alex and family We will be thinking of you tomorrow as you celebrate the life of your darling boy. love Jon, Lynlea and familyxx
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Kieth Flores

Posted at 12:28pm
Mark - condolences to you, your wife and your entire family on the passing of Kirk. Take comfort in the fond memories that you all shared as family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sincerely, Kieth Flores
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Tina Marie Fluharty

Posted at 04:32pm
From one mother to another, my heart breaks for you. To the rest of the Ziska and extended family, hang together. Cry when you need to, scream when you need to, but always remember to laugh when you remember the joyful time with your dear Nick. It is those times that will sustain you and help you carry on.
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