Kirk Baker-Marasco

May 15, 1991March 28, 2013
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Kirk Baker-Marasco, age 21, of San Diego, California passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 28, 2013 from non-specific causes.Born in Morristown, NJ, May 15, 1991, to Lynda Baker and Paul Marasco, Kirk was a student and a talented artist; He resided in San Diego, California since 2010, while attending Grossmont College, where he studied as a music major. Kirk lived in Sparta until he left to attend college, formerly of Succasunna. He was a 2009 graduate of Sparta High School. Kirk had a deep love for music and was very creative. An avid hockey fan. Kirk played ice hockey since he was seven and throughout high school.. In California he also enjoyed playing roller hockey. While attending college, Kirk was employed at two jobs that he was very thrilled about; the House of Blues, and Oakley Sportswear, both in San Diego. Kirk was loved by everyone he met because of his wonderful personality, and he will be truly missed. He is survived by his father; Paul Marasco of Denville and his companion Luiza Grunebaum and his mother; Lynda Baker of Sparta, two brothers; Andrew Baker-Marasco and Jonathan “Jonny” Baker, an aunt and uncle; Phil and Ann Arenstein of Nanuet, NY, and aunts; Jennifer Baker Fitzsimons, and Ellen Baker. Family and friends are invited Monday from 1 ~ 3 and 7 ~ 9 pm to Saint Kateri Tekakwitha RC Church 427 Sparta- Stanhope Rd Sparta, NJ 07871. A 10AM Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, at the church followed by burial in Sparta Cemetery.


  • VISITATION Monday, April 8, 2013
  • VISITATION Monday, April 8, 2013
  • MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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kayleigh delaguerra

September 5, 2013

i didnt know your son kirk but my bestfriend michelle knew him while he lived in san diego. the first time she came home from seeing him she told me he was AMAZING and how wonderful and nice of a guy he was. and i was so happy because she had never talked about a guy that way. your son changed her outlook on how a man should treat a girl and thats truly amazing. i wish i would have been able to meet you. my prayers are with your family still. god bless all of you. rest in peace kirk

Laurie And Gregory Nelson

April 30, 2013

Dear Lynda&Paul, "We Just Want You To Know How Our Hearts Were Hurting For You When We Found Out About The Loss Of Your Son, Kirk. Even Though We Didn't Get The Chance To Know Him, He Seemed To Hold The Beautiful Spirit That We So Fondly knew In Both Of You. Greg And I Are Thinking Of You, And May You Have Comfort And Strength In knowing That Kirk Will Always Be With You" God Bless You And Your Family.

Carole DeGregorio

April 22, 2013

I am truly sorry for the loss of your son Kirk. I have fond memories of his time with me in 6th grade at Lincoln Roosevelt School. He always loved the activities we did in Science class. My prayers are with you and your family.

Carole DeGregorio

Bob Kuper

April 15, 2013

"I just found out while visiting Aspen Ice to watch my youngest son, Jeff play hockey, that Kirk had passed away. My heart sank as I became overcome with sorrow. I loved Kirk, what a great guy. I had been a neighbor, in Succasunna and then coached Kirk in hockey for several seasons in Roxbury. Jeff got to play with Kirk for many seasons and then against him in High School. Kirk spent some days with us at our home yearsw back. We all loved you Kirk, you were special and even though you moved away you were in a special place in our hearts. Paul and Lynda, Lois, Jeff and I send our love and prayers. I know Kirk is in Jesus' arms and will be in awe of his eternity in heaven. I can't wait to see him again. Thanks for giving me the chance to coach and appreciate him. What a great young man. God Bless, Bob Kuper.


April 11, 2013

Kirk was truly a gift to everyone who knew him & we have all become better people because of it. I will never forget his heartwarming smile & his appreciation for anything that was done for him. He also made the best cup of hazelnut cappucino while working at Greenes Bean & hurried to make it as soon as I walked in the door, always with a smile. You will always be in my heart Kirk, you were an awesome young man!!!

Jennifer Baker-FitzSimons

April 11, 2013

Paul, Lynda, Andrew & Jonny, I'm truly sorry for your loss!Your all in my thoughts & prayers!


April 9, 2013

My son and his friends are all truly saddened by the loss of Kirk. They all had nothing but wonderful things to say about him. Find comfort in knowing that his spirit lives on in all the people he touched. God bless.

Paul Marasco

April 9, 2013

I feel so lucky to have known Kirk for 21+ years, but truly blessed to call him my son. Though he was denied a longer life, it warms my heart to see all the love that surrounded him, and continues to emanate from him and through him. You will be forever in our hearts my dear Kirk, and your spirit will live on through all of us who knew you! I love you son, and will be with you again one day in the paradise of our Lord!
Love, Dad

Jennifer Olsen

April 8, 2013

I am so very sorry for your loss, Paul, Lynda, Andrew and Jonny.
Paul and Luiza told me about Kirk's love for animals, and how he and friends fostered a wonderful dog named Tank a while back....
In honor of Kirk, donations have been made to two San Diego animal rescue groups: Second Chance Dog Rescue and CATS Cat Adoption Service.
In sympathy,
Jenny Olsen (friend of Paul and Luiza)

April 6, 2013

I am very truly sorry for the loss of your son. He was a very nice young man and had a beautiful smile. I pray that you find comfort in the love that others had for him.

Diane Madsen