Friday, September 7, 2012

Remembering Kirk Harness

Kirk as a Midshipman
Kirk Nakashima Harness, Captain (1610), USN, Retired of Gambrills, MD, passed away a year ago on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 in Baltimore, MD, at the age of 52. Kirk was born on August 6, 1959 in Lynwood, California to Glenell (Robinson) Harness of Jacksonville, Florida and the late David Harness.

Kirk attended the United States Naval Academy and graduated in May 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and was commissioned an Ensign. After a distinguished and significant career, he retired as a Captain in December 2005. Following retirement from the Navy, he was employed as a Director of Network Systems with BAE Systems.

In addition to his mother Kirk is survived by his wife, Brigitte Harness; four children, Kirsten Harness, Kathryn Harness, Helena Harness and David James Alexander "D.J.A." Harness; brother, Johnny Harness of Jacksonville, Florida and his grandmother, Helen Mae Robinson of Summit, Mississippi. He is also survived by four nieces, one nephew, numerous aunts and uncles and a host of other relatives, friends and Shipmates.

"Fair winds and following Seas"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

May God grant you peace in your eternal rest Kirk.