I’m very sorry to report that one of our true Gamma Zeta legends Walt Kirk ‘47, passed away this past December 12. He will be missed.
Stewart D. Daniels III summed it up nicely – “What an incredible basketball pedigree- high school All State, All Big Ten, Team Capitan and Consensus All American at U of Illinois, 5 years in the NBA and coached by Red Auerbach, and then 34 years of coaching and mentoring – now that is some tall cotton !”
Walt’s son, Doug Kirk who is an ATO from Iowa State ’75 said – “he also spoke often of the University of Illinois and his ATO home and fraternity, Gamma Zeta Chapter. ATO helped to shape my father into a strong leader, mentor and a good man.”
Here is a link to his obituary which I encourage you to read – what an interesting, full and successful life Walt led…