Anne Barbara Kirchoff (nee Pfister), of Gaithersburg, MD, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on September 13, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 62 years Ronald, daughters Deborah Kirchoff (Tim McGary), Colleen Joseph (Steve), son Christopher Kirchoff (Elaine Kirchoff predeceased), and daughter Ronna Kirchoff (Tim Trusner). She is also survived by grandsons Matthew Joseph, Brady Brockdorff, Christian Kirchoff, Spencer Brockdorff, Keefe and Oliver Kirchoff, and granddaughters Katarina and Savanna Kirchoff. Anne was born May 19, 1936 in New Haven, CT, to parents Sebastian and Magdalena Pfister and was the youngest child of her five siblings now deceased, sister Marie (Birmingham) and brothers Paul, Carl, Albert, and Joseph. After her sister Marie passed away in 1982, she was like a second mother to Carla Birmingham (Marie’s daughter).
Anne had many different jobs and interests, including phone company administration, bookkeeper, 4-H leader (known as “Momma K”), antique dealer, historical house renovator, and volunteer. She was a wonderful friend, including the Goshen “Wednesday Girls” and always jumping right in to help her children’s friends with their starter homes. Most of all she was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.
Family and friends are invited to join them in celebrating Anne’s life with calling hours from 5:30 – 8 pm on Friday, September 17, 2021 and a Funeral Mass to be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Noon. Both services will be held at:
St. John Neumann Catholic Church
9000 Warfield Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20882
The Funeral Mass will also be available using link below:
After the funeral service, a grave side service will be held at:
All Souls Cemetery
11401 Brink Road
Germantown, MD 20876
Reception to follow.
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