James Baird "Jim" Van Kirk Jr., 70, of Latrobe died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Select Specialty Hospital, Laurel Highlands. Born March 18, 1950, in Uniontown, he was a son of the late James B. Van Kirk Sr. and Virginia (Boyer) Van Kirk. He was a retired teacher in the Laurel Valley School District and a member of Latrobe United Presbyterian Church. He was a graduate of Edinboro University. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brother-in-laws, Alfred Smith and Clarence J. Plummer Jr. He is survived by three siblings, Linda K. Smith, Sallie A. Plummer and David L. Van Kirk, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 11, 2020 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM in the Frederick Funeral Home Inc., 1543 Ligonier St., Latrobe PA 15650. A funeral service will be held Monday, October 12, 2020 in the funeral home at 11 AM with the Reverend Clint Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Latrobe United Presbyterian Church, 340 Spring St, Latrobe, PA 15650. Current Department of Health guidelines recommend no more than 25 people in the funeral home at one time. Please follow this and all other recommendations while attending visitation and funeral services. To send condolences, please visit www.FrederickFuneralHome.com.