Hobbs, NM - Kirk Howard Roeske, 52, of Hobbs, NM, passed away from a lengthy illness on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the home he shared with his life partner Sami Harrison of Hobbs, NM. He was born January 17, 1961 in Ontario, California, a son of the late Kenneth M. and Gladys K. (Wilson) Roeske of Washington, NC, whom he lovingly referred to as "Chuck" and "Maude."
Kirk was a 1979 graduate of Wellsville High School, and earned both his bachelor's and master's degree from East Carolina University, Greenville, NC and was a registered dietician and licensed nutritionist employed with the Lea Regional Medical Center in Hobbs. The scope of his healthcare career included hospitals and skilled nursing facilities across the United States. He was proud of his chosen profession and possessed a love for the elderly.
Kirk was a loving and caring father and is survived by his 4 children: Misty Shearin of Chesapeake, VA, Jesse, Jillian and Jordan Roeske of Kingsley, PA and one grandson, Caleb Shearin. His surviving siblings include: Pamela K. Deese of Chocowinity, NC, Kenneth M. Roeske of Port Carling, Ontario, Canada, and Kristopher E. Roeske of Bakersville, NC.
He was passionate about his family, his motorcycle, camping, spending time with friends and storytelling of his adventures. He had particular interest in taking the path less traveled and will forever be remembered for his warm smile, hearty laugh and generosity he shared among family, friends, and strangers alike.
Family and friends are invited to attend a remembrance service celebrating Kirk to be held at the Island Park in Wellsville, NY on June 22, 2013 starting at 2 pm and ending at 6 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to benefit families and children living with autism through: The Brotherhood #74, c/o Charles Rich, Post Office Box 6057, Hobbs, NM 88241. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.