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Donald J. Kirkham

November 4, 1939~ November 30, 2021

Donald J. Kirkham, 82, of Hamilton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton.

Born in Hamilton Township, NJ he was a lifelong area resident. He was a graduate of Trenton Catholic High School and retired from ADT after 34 years of service. Donald was a longtime Holy Angels member and sang in their choir, most recently attending mass at St. Raphael’s Church. He was a life member of the Rusling Hose Ambulance, Rescue and Fire Company. He enjoyed working in his yard, had a vast knowledge of History, and loved animals. He was a very well-liked person who was kind,

caring and witty. Donald loved his family, especially his granddaughters, who were the light of his life.

Predeceased by his parents, John L. and Katherine (Lenius) Kirkham, sister, Jacqueline Kerlin, nephews, William Kerlin, Douglas Kerlin and Mark Kerlin, and niece, Kathleen Kerlin; he is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Barbara Kirkham; children, Lisa A. and her husband Jeffrey Offredo, Gregory S. Kirkham and his partner, Gia Stefanoni, Christina L. Kirkham, Julie Ann White and partner Brian Rue; daughter-in-law, Veronica L. Kirkham; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Lillian Kirkham; grandchildren, Jesse Marie Kirkham, Samantha Reilly Offredo and Kerianne Kirkham; nephews, Richard Kerlin, Michael Kerlin, R. Scott Kirkham, and David Kirkham; as well as many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 7, 2021,

at 10:30 a.m. at St. Raphael- Holy Angels Parish, 3500 South Broad Street, Hamilton, NJ.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Tuesday morning from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at the Buklad-Merlino Memorial Home, 2141 South Broad Street, Hamilton.

Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hamilton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.Please sign our guestbook

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Ron Jay
Ron Jay
07 בדצמ׳ 2021

Julie Kirkham and family....

My deepest sympathy and condolences.



Mary Hohl
Mary Hohl
06 בדצמ׳ 2021

Thinking of your family With our Deepest Sympathy


Kristina Erin Kaye
Kristina Erin Kaye
05 בדצמ׳ 2021

Goodbye dear cousin, it was my very special pleasure to have known your side of the Kirkham family for all these years.

Kristina Erin "Kirkham" Kaye


03 בדצמ׳ 2021

We are sorry to hear of the news of a parent, grandparent, husband. May God comfort all in their sorrow. Prayers and throughs to all

Teressa Czmyr- Rosall and Family


My favorite memories of Don were the in depth, long conversations over politics, religion and the state of the country. He made me laugh more than anyone in a long time. We carried on so much every time we were together that Julie had to physically extract me from his presence. I will always honor Don in my heart as a great man, one who inspires to be better every day. Rest in peace, sir. You've earned it.

Deepest condolences,

Brian Rue.



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