Glenn L. Kirby

Born: Sun., Nov. 27, 1927
Died: Thu., Jun. 27, 2019


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jul. 02, 2019
Location: Zimmerman-Auer Funeral Home, Inc.


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Glenn L. Kirby, 91, of Hummelstown Boro, passed away, Thursday June 27, 2019 at Hospice and Caring Community Care in Mount Joy, PA.

Born November 27, 1927, in Dauphin County Swatara Township PA, he was the son of Arthur and Katherine (Heller) Kirby.  Kirby served his country with the U. S. Navy during WWII.  He was retired from Conrail where he worked for over 40 years.  He was known as “Mr. Pretzel”  when he worked at the Giant Center in Hershey.  He also worked at the Weis market in Hummelstown where he was known for his friendliness and a ready smile.  He loved children and always wanted to make them laugh.  He loved working on his lawn and flower gardens.  He loved spending time with his family.  

Surviving are his daughter Diane Rizzo; Son in Law Carey Boyer,  4 grandchildren, Scott Boyer, Meghan (Steve) Charron, Rachel (Kyle) Blevins, Anthony "TJ" (Heather) Rizzo; 6 great grandchildren, Marlowe and Briar Charron, Hudson and soon to be Blevins, Kinsley Rizzo and Madison Kennedy; 1 sister Lillian Rogers and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, Kirby was predeceased by his wife Grace (Weaver) Kirby, a daughter Pamela (Kirby) Boyer, 3 brothers, Gilbert, Paul, and Rodney, 1 sister Thelma Sockman.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Zimmerman-Auer Funeral Home, Inc., 4100 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109 AT 11AM.  The family wishes to thank the wonderful caregivers at Hospice and Community Care for their kindness.  Their work and facility are priceless.  Contributions in Kirby’s memory can be made to Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy, PA.

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Mary Frederick
   Posted Fri June 28, 2019
I remember working with Kirby at the Giant Center. He always had a smile on his face and said hello to everyone he knew.

Susie Baker Stever
   Posted Fri June 28, 2019
Diane, I am saddened to know your wonderful Father has passed away! I always admired how he loved his family! Please know my prayers are with you and Tony during this time.

Tina Forry
   Posted Sun June 30, 2019
I knew “Kirby” from the Giant Center. I won’t tell you how long I thought it was his first name! He was a hard worker. He was friendly and always smiling. I enjoyed working with him.

Maureen Caldwell
   Posted Sun June 30, 2019
I loved working with Kirby and Grace at the Giant Center. He always had a smile on his face and kind words for everyone. Sorry for your loss...he will be missed.

Lori Keim
   Posted Tue July 02, 2019
I am so sorry, Diane. I absolutely can't picture your dad without a smile. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Sincerely, Lori Keim

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