In Memory

Kirby Dunaway

Kirby Dunaway

DUNAWAY Kirby Lee, age 40, died 29 June 2001. Beloved husband of Becky (White) Dunaway, beloved father of Amber L. and Zachary L. Dunaway, beloved son of Elmer Dunaway and Johnetta (Kirby) Dunaway, beloved brother of Tony and Dave Dunaway, Staci L. Owens. Friend of Michael A. DeSalvo Whalen. Seven-time Cincinnati Cookoff Champ, avid collector of sports memorabilia, soccer and Kiwanis basketball coach. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Dunaway Children's Education Fund, c/o any Fifth Third Bank branch. Arrangements by Fares J. Radel Funeral Home and Crematory, 5950 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio. Family and friends will gather from 6-8 P.M. on Tuesday, July 3, 2001 at the above address, with a memorial service to follow.

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03/10/09 08:42 PM #2    

Michael Pierce

No doubt, Kirby was the real deal. I can't tell you how many times he made me laugh. He continues to me missed by all.

03/11/09 01:56 PM #3    

Greta Zepf (Swanson)

I remember reading of his sudden passing in the newspaper when it happened, June 29, 2001. It's so sad to lose someone at such a young age. I felt so bad for his family.

I used to see Kirby at Sohio when I was a petroleum transfer engineer. He always made me laugh, he was a friendly, funny guy.

03/13/09 11:11 AM #4    

Tina Mooney

Kirby could always crack me up!

03/15/09 05:53 PM #5    

Cheryl Walters (O'Neill)

Kirby always made me laugh and I always thought he was cute! Seeing him mad was a little scary, especially during his time coaching Kiwanis basketball. He would scream and yell like Bobby Knight, kick stuff, lay on the ground after a bad call, all during a high school intramural basketball game! He was just Kirby, you loved him or couldn't stand him. It is very hard to believe that we won't see him again. I saw him a couple of years before he passed away and he was the "Defending Champion" in the chilli cook-off at the taste of Cincinnati. He was serious about it and we voted for his chilli! He would never reveal the secret ingredient! I'm almost afraid to know! He is and will always be missed.

03/26/09 06:46 PM #6    

Joan Fleming (Mountel)

I had no idea Kirby died so young. I remember when he was dating one of Mary Gardner's sisters and would come and hang out at Mary's house. He was always so funny. I guess we need to appreciate every day.

04/12/09 06:43 PM #7    

Derek Ray

I played Kiwanis basketball, and Knotholebaseball with Kirby. And yes, threw back a couple cold ones with him too. Hate to see the good ones go.

04/28/09 04:44 AM #8    

Chris Jacobs

I remember Kirby. What a shock to learn that he is already gone
from this life.

06/14/09 01:37 PM #9    

Tina Mooney

If anyone has a photo of Kirby from HS please send it so we can put it in the slide show.

07/04/09 08:58 AM #10    

Denise. Ratliff (Evans)

Kirby = A wild chili cookin man with a quick wit and a great sense of who he was.

01/10/11 10:08 AM #11    

Julie Tuke (Faust)

Kirby was my next door neighbor. We would hang ot together and talk at length and sometimes play basketball. The year I had braces, we were playing basketball and Kirby sent me a firm pass with the basketball. The ball slipped through my hands and hit my mouth!!! Kirby helped me pull my top lip off of my braces!

I also remenber hanging at his house with my siblings, since almost all of us matches up age wise with their kids. They were so real and down to earth people. Mrs. Dunaway always made you feel welcome and she always spoke her mind!

The day Kirby died, I was at Kroger's and ran into Mrs. Dunaway! She told me what had happened and I was shocked! Our family attended his funeral. What a dear friend he was.

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