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April 3, 2014

Dennis Dean Kirk

Dennis Dean Kirk

SCHENEVUS — Dennis Dean Kirk passed away on March 31, 2014, at the age of 68.

He was born on June 11, 1945, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta, the son of William and Ethel (Davidson) Kirk.

He resided in Otsego County all of his adult life. He graduated from Milford Central School class of 1964, and became a chef by trade until he founded and operated the Dennis Kirk Game Calls, Inc.

He was very successful and well-known throughout the county for his knowledge and expertise in hunting, trapping, fishing and game calls. He shared this vast knowledge presenting seminars and sharing his experience through guided hunts and authoring articles and books. His many excellent products are still used in the outdoors by hunters and sportsman everywhere. The outdoors was home and his true love.

He continued as a chef throughout the years and owned and managed several successful restaurants in the area to include The Lakefront on Otsego Lake in Cooperstown and the Tryon Inn in Cherry Valley.

Dennis is survived by his son, Theodore D. “Ted” Kirk, New York City; his brothers, Leonard “Joe” (Judy) Kirk, Greene, Robert D. “Bob” Kirk, Cocoa, Fla., and Charles H. “Chuck” Kirk Tampa, Fla.; his sisters included,Carol L. Harris, Lakeland, Fla., and Gloria J. (Wayne) Porter, Lakeland, Fla. He had many loving nephews and nieces.

He was predeceased by his parents, William Kirk and Ethel (Davidson) Kirk; and his wife, Margaret (Parsons) Kirk.

Dennis shared his love with the outdoors with his most treasured friends. They were all devoted, caring and special people who loved and cared for him until his death as a result of cancer.

Dennis was loved beyond words and these friends would like to celebrate Dennis Kirk’s life with anyone who wishes to join them from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday afternoon, April 5, 2014, at Dino’s Restaurant in Mount Vision on Route 205. Food will be served and his life will be shared.

To send condolences or light candle please visit

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.

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