Daryl Francis Kirtley

January 24, 1938 ~ October 11, 2021 (age 83)


East Palestine - Daryl Francis Kirtley, age 83, of East Palestine, died on Monday, October 11, 2021, at Windsor House at Parkside Health Care Center, Columbiana after a short illness.

He was born on January 24, 1938, in Salem, son of the late Charles and Deloris Moon Kirtley.

Daryl had worked as an operating engineer for Local #66 for 57 years and he was a loving father and enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids.

Daryl is survived by his wife, Carol Cozza Kirtley, whom he married on May 21, 1988; two sons, Daryl (Leisa) Kirtley of Canfield and Todd (Lorie) Kirtley of Columbiana; two stepdaughters, Diana (Ross) Chick of East Palestine and Christina Dilworth of East Palestine; a stepson, Terry (Tracy) Walters of Champion; a sister, Gayle Ann Gillam of Columbiana; 28 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Curtis Kirtley, a stepson, Edward Walters, a granddaughter, Heather Quinlan and a great granddaughter, Hanna Grace Stewart.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine. Due to covid-19 concerns the family has requested that anyone in attendance wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.

A private family memorial service will be held with Mr. Robert Helbeck, Minister, officiating.

Burial will take place at Crest Haven Memorial Gardens, New Waterford at a later date.

Memorial donations in memory of Daryl may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.

Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at


October 16, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home
60 West Martin Street
East Palestine, OH 44413

Private Services

Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home
60 West Martin Street
East Palestine, OH 44413

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