5/23/1955 – 8/18/2020

David “Dave” Paul Kirchner of Carpinteria, California passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 after years of failing health. Dave passed away peacefully at his home in Carpinteria with his family by his side. 

Dave was born on May 23, 1955 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Helen and Robert Kirchner. He is survived by his mother, Helen, sisters Diane and Dawn (Craig), his loving wife Carrie, his beloved daughter Katelyn and stepsons Travis and David. Dave was predeceased in death by his father, Robert Kirchner, and granddaughter, Stephanie Anne Marsh. 

As a young man he was raised in Goleta, California. He was active in student government and water polo at Dos Pueblos High School, Class of 1973, and always spoke highly of all his dear school friends. 

When asked what Dave’s occupation was, it was impossible to list just one thing. Dave was an entrepreneur and had unlimited talents to repair any broken item that he could get his hands on. He drove heavy equipment, repaired boats, cars, tractors, new and remodel construction, property management and computer support. He also excelled in drafting whether he was manually drawing or using CAD. He was an assistant teacher at SBCC in the CAD Department.

Dave was a man of faith. He was a strong, proud and good man. If someone needed his help, he would drop whatever he was doing to help them. In his memory, please do the same for your family and friends. He was loved and will be missed by many!

The Kirchner Family would like to thank the physicians that assisted Dave for so many years, Dr. Robert Byers, Dr. Andrew Binder, Dr. Darol Joseff and so many more. Many thanks to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and the Santa Barbara Artificial Kidney Center and their staff for the excellent care that you gave Dave! 

Due to Covid-19 the Kirchner family has chosen to have a private gathering to celebrate Dave’s life. He has been laid to rest in the Carpinteria Cemetery by the fountain.

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