Dr. Robert Sirk II

Dr. Robert Sirk II

Saturday, July 7th, 1956 Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

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Obituary for Dr. Robert A. Sirk II

Dr. Robert A. Sirk II passed away peacefully with his sons at his side on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 after a brief illness. He was 63.
Robert was born on July 7, 1956 to parents Robert Allen Sirk and Peggy Ann Raines Sirk. He grew up in rural West Virginia and following high school pursued his higher education in Geography, eventually graduating with his Ph.D. from Kent State University. He came to APSU's Geosciences Department in the mid 90's and brought with him his expertise in Geography and Physical Environmental Science, bestowing his knowledge on thousands of minds. A passionate educator, Dr. Sirk also served as the Department of Geosciences Chair for several years and taught through the Spring 2019 semester. He also was a longtime member of the Association of American Geographers and often presented at annual conferences.
Survivors include his sons and their spouses, Jed Sirk (Sydney Cope) and Cody Sirk (Kristen), and his siblings, Lisa Kay Bloomer and Dennis Keith Sirk.
No services are currently planned; in lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in his honor are welcomed. Condolences may be made to Robert's family at

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Robby Osborne

Dr. Sirk was one of my former Geography professors at Austin Peay State University. I took him for two different Geography courses, GEOG 1010 "Physical Geography" which I made a C in and GEOG 4000 "Environmental Management" which I made a B in. I enjoyed having him as a professor. He was such a cool and funny guy. Every time I was in his class, he always put a smile on my face with his sense of humor and with his interesting information about Geography. I will miss him very much. But I am thankful that he is out of pain and sickness and is in God's place.
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Dr. Mbobi Emmanuel $ Jennie Mbobi, Canton, Ohio.

With great sympathies from a friend, former Colleague and Mentor. Rest in Peace my friend until we meet again in the Lord's bosom.
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Carolyn Hartman

Jean Sirk Hartman
Robert as an adult was the same as a kid. He loved making sure he knew all there was to know about a subject before he told you about it. He loved animals and was a good horseman. Great son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend. When we talked he told me all about the boys and how proud he was of them. We will always remember his visiting us in VA. Prayers to all of his family.
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I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Dr.Sirk. During this time of mourning I pray that his loved ones rely on God to strengthen them. He wants to help us especially when we are going through hard times. He cares for all of us deeply.
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Jay Basso

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.
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