• Rich Klein

Local Attorney, Former Town of Liberty Judge Kirk Orseck, Dies At 53

LIBERTY - Former Town of Liberty Justice and local attorney Kirk Orseck died on Tuesday at the age of 53.


Kirk Orseck in photo from his LinkedIn profile.


Orseck was appointed to the bench by the Town of Liberty Board in the middle of 2017 when former judge and local attorney Brian Rourke stepped down to announce his candidacy for Town of Liberty Supervisor.


"We are all stunned and saddened to hear the news of the passing of our colleague and friend Kirk Orseck," Rourke said in a message to The SullivanTimes on Wednesday. "Kirk was a consummate gentleman socially and in the practice of law and a passionate advocate. Our hearts go out to his family, loved ones and staff."


In 2020, Orseck announced his resignation as judge.


He was a partner since 2003 at Orseck Law Offices in Liberty, with his father, Gerald, who is 89 and semi-retired. That firm's roots date back to 1928.


Orseck had also served as special counsel for the New York State Attorney General's Office and was chief legal officer for the New York State Chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.


Orseck served with the U.S. Marines Infantry during Operation Desert Storm.


A funeral service has been set for this Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, 388 Broadway in Monticello.


Burial with full military honors will immediately follow at the Congregation Ahavath Israel Synagogue Cemetery, Hysana Road, Liberty.


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