Stephen R. Sirkin

October 15, 1939 – January 15, 2020
Place of Birth: 
Newark, New York
Place of Death: 
Newark, New York
Newark, New York

Calling Hours

January 19, 2020 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Family Home
127 Pine Ridge Drive
Newark, NY 14513

Service Event Information

Funeral Service
January 20, 2020 - 11:00am
Temple Beth El
755 South Main Street
Geneva, NY


January 20, 2020
Newark Cemetery Newark, New York



The Honorable Stephen R. Sirkin

Newark—The Honorable Stephen R. Sirkin, 80, died Wednesday (January 15, 2020) at his home.

Friends may call from 2-6 PM on Sunday (January 19th) at his home, 127 Pine Ridge Drive, Newark. Funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Monday (January 20th) at the Temple Beth El, 755 South Main Street, Geneva. Burial will be in Newark Cemetery.

Those wishing may make a donation, in his name, to the Temple Beth El, 755 South Main Street, Geneva, New York 14456.

Stephen was born on October 15, 1939 in Newark, the son of Dr. Jacob and Edith Shapiro Sirkin. He was a 1957 graduate of Newark High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Colgate University. After receiving his law degree from Syracuse University in 1964, he served as an FBI Special Agent until 1968. He served in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and New York before returning to Newark to practice law. In 1971, Steve was elected Wayne County District Attorney serving until 1989. He was then elected as a Wayne County Judge and served from 1990 till his retirement in 2009. Stephen was also an appointed Supreme Court Justice and during his career presiding over cases in fourteen counties.

He is survived by his wife Beverly Burlee Sirkin; son Jonathan (Leann) Sirkin, daughter Elise Blitz; and several grandchildren. Stephen was predeceased by his parents and his step-mother Winifred Sirkin.






I would like to send my prayers to Judge Sirkin's family.  The Judge came down to Steuben County to help with family court. he was a bright insiteful man with a great ability to cut to the heart of the matter.  He also had a great sense of humor and to this day I tell younger attorneys "Judgge Sirkin" stories.  It was an honor nad pleasure to appear in front of him even though he was here for a limited time.

Thanks to the family for sharing him with us bless you and bless the Honorable Steven Sirkin.

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