Gattozzi & Son Funeral Home

12524 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, OH


Bud Kirby

April 3, 1941March 15, 2020

Bud Kirby, age 78, passed away Sunday March 15, 2020. Born April 3, 1941 in Kings Creek, NC, he lived in Quakertown, PA before moving to Sandy Valley, NV 19 years ago. Bud was a butcher for Hatfield Quality Meats for 30 years, retiring in 1997. He enjoyed cooking, baking, and farming. Bud is survived by his sister Betty (Leonard) Rogers of Newbury Twp., OH; brother Steve (Julie) of Middlefield Village, OH; sister Sandy (Ron) Loczy of Russell Twp., OH; and sister-in-law Nancy Kirby. He is preceded in death by his brothers Harold and Don Kirby. Private graveside service and entombment at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Twp., OH.


  • In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Bud's name may be made to the Geauga Humane Society's Rescue Village at www.rescuevillage.org/donate


  • Private Graveside Service and Entombment at All Souls Cemetery


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Sandy Loczy

April 3, 2020

We miss you very much. We are very grateful for everything you taught us in life.
You are the reason MEGAN wanted to become a chef, you taught me a lot of great recipes & food tips.
Ron, Sandy & Megan

Michael Swanson

March 21, 2020

Uncle Bud we love you so much. I will always cherish the memories as a child with brother Jimmy, Sandy, Debbi visiting in PA and helping with your catering business. You taught us how to cook. I’m am blessed to have you as my God Father! May you celebrate peacefully with the Lord and rejoice with family.
Love Michael and Wendy Swanson

James Swanson

March 21, 2020

Bud we go back along way The old ford conv. Lakefront Street in East Cleveland, the Motorcycle you had, and most of all the friendship between us. The visits to Sandy Valley .You will walk beside us every day. God Bless you we had a lot of fun. You will be missed by all.

Jim and Phyllis

Rebecca (Becky) Fronk (Kirby)

March 21, 2020

Bud ...I remember you most when I was young! You always made me feel noticed , important & loved! Thank for being so kind.
Love you, Your Cuz,

Tom and Cookie Loczy

March 21, 2020

Bud, we will always remember the good visits we had with you. And, of course the wonderful meals. I hope you are surrounded by all of your pets...you loved them so much.

We will miss your phone calls and Christmas cards. R.I.P.

Jazmin Foster

March 20, 2020

You will be truly missed! I remember the times of you teaching me how to make and eat salami with cream cheese and many other good foods!! Love you!