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In Tribute of Linda Kirch

Created by Matthew Kirch

Linda Kirch

Hello family and friends! It is with both sorrow and celebration that we announce the passing of Linda, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and great friend to many. She died peacefully and painlessly on February 24, 2020, in her home with her family by her side.

She was an amazing fighter, and never gave up in her 14-year battle with multiple myeloma. She lived her life to the fullest, refusing to let cancer stand in her way. We will always love her and miss her forever.

Help us honor Linda by making a difference in myeloma research, and make a donation to the MMRF.

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), along with its research and medical industry partners, has fueled more studies, initiated more trials, developed more treatments, introduced more medicines, and have had a far greater impact than any other organization on myeloma. While the MMRF has made enormous progress, they still have much to do and cannot continue to do great research without your support.

Please consider joining me to fight multiple myeloma. Together we can make a difference.

About the MMRF:
A pioneer in precision medicine, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) seeks to find a cure for all multiple myeloma patients by relentlessly pursuing innovations that accelerate the development of precision treatments for cancer. Founded in 1998 by Kathy Giusti, a multiple myeloma patient, and her twin sister Karen Andrews as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the MMRF has created the business model around cancer—from data to analytics to the clinic. The MMRF identifies barriers and then finds the solutions to overcome them, bringing in the best partners and aligning incentives in the industry to drive better outcomes for patients. Since its inception, the organization has collected thousands of samples and tissues, opened nearly 100 trials, helped bring 11 FDA-approved therapies to market, and built CoMMpass, the single largest genomic dataset for any cancer. Today, the MMRF is building on its legacy in genomics and is expanding into immune-oncology, as the combination of these two fields will be critical to making precision medicine possible for all patients. The MMRF has raised nearly $500 million and directs nearly 90% of the total funds to research and related programs. To learn more, visit

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Guest Book



1. Susan And Ken Koranda
2. Priscilla Boston
In Memory of Linda Kirch
3. Carol Lavin Bernick Family Foundation
4. Lynne And Jim Newman
In memory of Linda, we offer thoughts of peace and healing to her family. She was, without a doubt, one of the kindest and most genuine women one could know.
5. Edward E. Wollman
With our heartfelt sympathies; In Memory of a beautiful person: Linda Kirch
6. Ross Parlaplano
7. Jane Rebbe
8. Sheryl Joy
9. Vickie Baxley
10. Linda Kirch
11. Kathie And John Bollero
May Linda rest in peace, a lovely lady.
12. Annika & Brian Joy
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kirch family.
13. Diane Goggin
In memory of Linda Kirch
14. Kevin Goggin
In memory of Linda Kirch
15. Nick And Dawn Thomas
16. Carylsue Ambel
17. Barbara Christian
18. Sandra Heimsoth
19. Criminal Enforcement Division/SVP Bureau
With Our Deepest Sympathy to Andrea & the entire Kirch Family.
20. Parr Family
So sorry we were out of town and could not attend the services. Warmest hugs and deepest sympathy to everyone.
21. Anonymous
22. The Anerino’s
We love all of the Kirch’s. God bless Linda and the life she lived to the fullest.
23. The Deming/Parlapiano Family
24. Regina Uthe & David Miller
25. Chris Dunham
26. Holly Bergren and Michael Kreuser
We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences.
27. Jim And Marti Schmidt
28. The Ted Thomas Family--Ted, Kathy,Jackie/Kyle/Rile Thomas
Thanks to you for so many family get-togethers--those wonderful memories will last forever!!!
29. Tom and Ginger Peak
30. NJ Sherers
We are very sorry for the loss of Linda. We have fond memories of her as someone who always had a smile on her face.
31. Rosanne Nielsen
Matt, I just found about the loss of your dearest mother. I am full of sadness for you, your family and her. At this time, there are no adequate, other words I can say to comfort you.
32. Andy & Geetha Kohl
Our deepest condolences.
33. Bev Kilpatrick And Mike Risko
With sorrow on Linda’s passing and hope for a cure.
34. Michael, Brad, and Emma
Our heartfelt condolences. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Aunt Linda was a beautiful soul. May time bring healing and remembrance.
35. Shane & Betty Mikula
36. Paul & Dana Moran
37. Dusty Sargent Family
38. Brown, Dwight
39. John And Kathy Matustik
40. Anonymous
Dear Terry: Please be assured that my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I do very much hope that we will be able to spend some time together in the not to distant future. Your friend, Norman.
41. Anonymous
42. Debbie Gunther
43. Les And Sally Sherer
44. Tim, Scott, Mark, Dave & Their Families
In honor of a kind, wonderful woman. You will be missed Linda, in so many ways.
45. Ron, Denise And Zachary Peterson
Our condolences to Linda’s family. Our prayers are with you.
46. Jennifer Zyznar
Thinking of you and your family, Andrea
47. William Boston
48. Ron And Melissa Moyer
49. Larry & Terri Smith
50. Jim And Sue Sandstrom
I have so many fun memories of living down the road from my cousin Linda in Hanover!
51. Steve & Sheri Rubin
May memories keep Linda forever close!
52. Anonymous
53. Mary Kay & Steve Hyett
54. Carol Ruff
Andrea - my deepest condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you.
55. Bill And Barbara Huck
Linda's enthusiasm for life and obvious dedication to her family serves as a beacon to be emulated. We will miss Linda and remember her whenever assembling with mutual friends.
56. Janice Mazikoske
57. JoAn & John Utesch
You were a wonderful mother & grandmother, You set high expectations for all mothers. You will be missed, Vicki
59. Ryan & Jenny
Our deepest condolences. Thinking of you all.
60. Matt and Sarah Robinson
Thinking of your family, Andrea!
61. Anonymous
Linda fought a tough battle without complaint and we always looked forward to our time together. May her memory be a blessing. Lea and Michael Bendes
62. Jennifer L Campagna
63. The Black Family
64. Anonymous
65. Anonymous

For a Tribute page created prior to January 2017, 
please contact Amy Crawford 652-0221. 
Thank you for your support.


For donations please mail to: 
P.O. Box 414238 
Boston, MA 02241-4238

MMRF Offices: 
383 Main Ave., 5th Floor 
Norwalk, CT 06851

The MMRF is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. 
Tax ID:06-1504413 
Your contribution is tax deductible.