Kirk Morishita passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, February 5, 2020. He leaves behind his beloved
Grandfather, Charles Morishita (Nampa), his Great Aunt, Anne Enoki (Meridian), and far too many
special friends to mention each by name. You know who you are and you know that he loved you.
Kirk was born on September 2, 1976 in Fairbanks, Alaska and was raised by his Grandfather. Their love
for each other was evident to all and they remained close throughout Kirk’s life.
Kirk treasured his loved ones and met everyone with a warm hug and a big smile. He had a way of
making you feel that you were just who he wanted to see, each and every time he saw you.
But perhaps Kirk will be remembered most as a man who lived with infectious enthusiasm. He was
always willing to take a spontaneous camping trip, or spend all day fishing. And he could play pool until
the sun came up. His random dance parties invariably had Kirk unabashedly doing a throwback to the
Kirk was a funny, funny person. We know this because he told us so. Every stupid pun or ridiculous joke
he told would leave him slapping his own knee, laughing heartily, and proclaiming himself just so witty.
It’s incredibly rare in life to find someone who you’re not afraid to talk to, because you know that they’ll
always love you and honestly root for you and your happiness. It’s difficult to put important sentiments
like love and loyalty into words, but he encompassed those completely. He loved deeply, fully, and
fiercely. He was always there for everyone in his special way. He was a blessing to all and a lesson to the
world on how to do things right, how to treat others, how to love others, and how to be a better person.
Kirk gave so many people that gift.
Kirk’s loyalty to his friends was second to none. If he chose you as one of his people, it was forever. He
never turned his back, never stopped loving you, and would support you always. Friends didn’t stay
friends for long, they became family. Kirk would have it no other way.
It’s heartbreaking that a man of such talent and kindness should now be gone so suddenly, at the age of
43, before he’d gotten the chance to touch even more lives. Before he’d had enough adventure. But
today is our chance to give to Kirk what he gave to so many. To say thank you for the way he brightened
our lives. What better way than to be kind, be generous, share your laughter, and show what it means to
fully love. That’s the man Kirk was, and it is truly his legacy.
Until we meet again…..rest easy, Friend.