Kirk E. Belmont
KISSIMMEE, Florida---On Monday, February 27, 2023 the Belmont family unexpectedly lost their family patriarch. Kirk Edward Belmont, 77, passed from this life into the arms of Jesus in his home in Kissimmee, Florida.
Kirk was born on March 26,1945 in Niagara Falls, N.Y.. He was the eldest son of William and Oakla (Bailey) Belmont. On August 27,1966 in Albany, New York, he married the love of his life, “his blue-eyed angel”, Judy Ann Howard. Kirk was an amazing man of God who led his family by example. Every morning he could be found sitting in his favorite chair studying his Bible and praying for each loved one by name. Kirk loved the Lord with his whole heart desiring to share his faith with all he knew. He was an intelligent, kind, giving, gentle, sacrificial, and loving man. Kirk accomplished anything he set his mind to, giving God the glory. He was a jack-of-all trades and thrived on solving problems.
Kirk earned a mechanical engineering degree from University of Buffalo and an M.B.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology. In 1967, Kirk began his career working for Bell Aerospace Systems, then Kodak, and then Mobile Chemical where he was employed for the majority of his career. He retired in 2000.
Kirk raised his family in Fairport, New York and then split his retirement years between Fairport and Kissimmee, Florida. He found pleasure in playing pickleball, softball, bowling, and presiding over the New York Club. Spending time with his wife and family was what brought him the most joy. He attended First Orlando Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida and North Ridge in Rochester, New York.
He is survived by his beloved wife Judy Ann Belmont of 56 years, his son Kirk (Valerie) Belmont Jr., daughter Kathleen (Lowell) Olsen, and son Kevin (Sheryl) Belmont. He leaves behind his twelve grandchildren Kirk (Thoko) Belmont, Erika Belmont, Landen (Paige) Olsen, Alexander Belmont, Lathanael Olsen, Kenton (Hannah) Belmont, Allison Belmont, Abigail Belmont, Leighland Olsen, Brock Belmont, Lynden Olsen, and Kaeden Belmont, and two great-granddaughters, Kendall Belmont and Amara Belmont. He is survived by his sister Jane (William) Adams, and sister Barbara (Joe) Pulvino and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, his brother, Douglas Belmont, and one grandchild, Luke Belmont.
Family and friends may call from 12 noon to 1pm on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, Pennsylvania, where funeral services will follow at 1pm with Pastor Brad Files, officiating. Burial will immediately follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse, Pennsylvania.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arm of Hope in Ghana (armofhopeinghana.org), a ministry that reaches children in Accra Ghana, which Kirk faithfully supported for many years.
Kirk’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse. To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Kirk, please visitwww.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.