Dr. Kirby “K.C.” Donnelly
August 27, 1951 – July 1, 2009
K.C. Donnelly, 57, of College Station passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2009. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, July 5, 2009 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in College Station. Dr. Bruce Wood will officiate.
K.C. was born in Huntington, West Virginia. He moved to College Station from Houston in 1969. On August 18, 1973 he married Robin Edwards Donnelly.
K.C. received a BS in Microbiology in 1974 and a Ph.D. in Toxicology in 1988 from Texas A-M University. He served as Professor and Head of the Environmental – Occupational Health Department in the School of Rural Public Health at the Texas A-M University System Health Science Center from 1999 through 2009. He was the Associate Director for the NIEHS funded Superfund Basic Research Program at Texas A-M, and Past President of the Society of Toxicology. K.C. was also a member of the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel for the EPA.
Other accomplishments include being a member of the Texas A-M Corps of Cadets as well as Staff Sergeant and Commanding Officer of Squadron 6. K.C. also belonged to the Brazos Valley Referee Association. He coached the Brazos Magic ’81 Soccer Team for many years and was Past Director of the Aggieland Classic Soccer Tournament.
In addition to his legacy of teaching and research, K.C. was a loving and generous man who showed kindness to everyone. He was a devout Christian and a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
K.C. was preceded in death by his parents Edward James Donnelly and Hilda Rae Cornwall Donnelly, and his sister Donna Donnelly.
Survivors include his wife, Robin Donnelly; sons and daughter-in-law, Nathan and Danielle Donnelly of Simi Valley, CA, and Noah Donnelly of Van Nuys, CA; brother, Edward James Donnelly Jr. of Houston, TX and his daughter Misty Donnelly of Tampa, FL; and sister, Patsy Cochran of Ashland, KY and her daughter Suzy Stewart of Ashland, KY.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation in K.C.’s honor to:
Office of Development (7835)
ATTN: K.C. Donnelly STEER Scholarship Fund
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
Make checks payable to UTHSCSA and note on checks: K.C. Donnelly STEER Scholarship Fund.
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