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KIRKLAND, James B.
KIRKLAND - James B. Of Tonawanda, died February 5, 2016, at age 89, after a short illness. He is survived by Mary (Zenger) Kirkland, his beloved wife of 62 years. They met while folk dancing at the YMCA. He thought she looked like Ingrid Bergman. She told her family, "He's got to be 40 years old and has red hair." Actually, he was 25 and had brown hair (what was left of it). Their proudest achievement is nine children: Mary Beth (Jim) O'Neill of Cleveland, Suzanne of Tonawanda, Carol (Paul Mikolyski), who predeceased him, James A. (D'Arcy) of San Jose, CA, JoAnn (Tom Hundgen) of Shelter Island, NY, Michael (Julie Bargnesi) of Amherst, Kevin (Abby) of Mt. Lebanon, PA, Patricia (Cindy Arrowood) of Seattle and Kathleen (Paul) Marranco of Cheektowaga. He had 10 grandchildren: Jennifer, Madeleine, Ian, Riley, Reid, Christopher, Jenna, Quinn, Emily and Jamie. He sold hydraulic equipment for 19 years with J.V. Tripoli Co. and 25 years with Fluid Power Sales. He also transported rental cars for Enterprise for 14 years. A Celebration of Life Service is planned in July. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to NAMI of Buffalo & Erie County at PO Box 146, Buffalo 14223. www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com