Kirk R. Koenigsbauer

September 16, 1941 ~ July 24, 2022 (age 80)


Kirk Rowell Koenigsbauer, 80, of Gill, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2022 at the Buckley Healthcare Center in neighboring Greenfield, Massachusetts.
Born September 16, 1941 to Herbert and Gladys Koenigsbauer, Kirk's childhood and adolescent years were spent in Thomaston, Connecticut, where his family owned a local jewelry store, and where he often worked with his two brothers, Herbert (deceased) and Karl Koenigsbauer. After attending Thomaston High School, Kirk proceeded to Colby College in Waterville, Maine, graduating in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Religion.
It was at Colby where Kirk met the love of his life, Maria. They married in June of 1963 and remained happily married for nearly sixty years. Kirk began his career as an educator at the Rumsey Hall School in Washington, Connecticut. After several years at Rumsey, they moved to Deerfield, Massachusetts where Kirk and Maria taught together for nearly 30 years. Kirk was a history teacher, a soccer and hockey coach, and served as Assistant Headmaster. While at Eaglebrook, Kirk and Maria raised their two sons, Kirk James Koenigsbauer and Erik Rowell Koenigsbauer.
Kirk retired from teaching in 2003. Kirk and Maria split their retirement days between homes in Gill, Massachusetts, and on Echo Lake in East Charleston, Vermont. The Vermont lake house was a cherished place for Kirk, where he pursued passions for fishing, woodworking, and walks with his dog. His greatest joy was having family and friends visit the lake and where multiple generations of Koenigsbauers learned to swim, waterski, and barbeque on the beach. 
Kirk is survived by his wife, Maria, his sons Kirk and Erik, his daughters-in-law Neen and Beth, and grandchildren Peter, Tad, and Meghan. Kirk is also survived by his brother Karl and Karl’s wife Pam, his sister-in-law Veronika, and nieces and nephews Herbert, Kristen, Rachel, Karl, and their families.

An informal gathering in Kirk's honor on August 20th at the Deerfield Inn in Deerfield, Massachusetts. Friends of Kirk and the family are welcome anytime between 2-4pm to reminisce.

People wishing to honor Kirk are encouraged to make donations to the American Cancer Society.
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Celebration of Life
August 20, 2022

2:00 PM
Deerfield Inn
81 Old Main St.
Deerfield, MA 01342
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