Ed Kirby Tribute
June 4, 2022
at Housatonic Valley Regional High School
10:00am: Guests may participate in a HVRHS school tour with Principal, Ian Strever, or in a fun-filled
batting practice for players of all ages on the newly dedicated Ed Kirby Baseball Field.
11:00am: A Tribute to Edward M. Kirby:
Richard Gustafson, ’59, Vice Chairman, HVRHS Alumni Association. Welcome and update on the
results of the Kirby Campaign and field improvements.
Patricia Allyn Mechare, ’64, Chairman, HVRHS Alumni Association, and Chairman, Region One Board
Ian Strever, Principal, Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
Steve Blass, ’60, Baseball, 1971 World Series winner, player, and announcer for Pittsburgh Pirates for
over 50 years.
Wendy Gerstel, ‘76, Geology and Earth Sciences, engineering geologist/hydrogeologist for 40-some
years – mostly west of Butch Cassidy Country.
Richard ‘Dick’ Paddock, Historian with the Beckley Iron Furnace State Park in East Canaan, CT.
Anne Kirby, ’71, Family Reflections
Picture video: “A Tribute to Edward M. Kirby”
Richard Gustafson. ’59, Vice Chairman, HVRHS Alumni Association. Closing Remarks.
12:00 Noon: All are invited to enjoy “Lunch at the Ballpark”, and continue to visit with friends and