SALT LAKE CITY — Robert Kirby, The Salt Lake Tribune's longtime "religion humorist," is retiring after 25 years with the paper.
"You’ve given me a lot of laughs over the past 26 years, as well as support when I wrote about my wife’s cancer, my dad’s death, my brother’s suicide and the death of a friend. I can’t thank you enough," Kirby wrote in his final column published Saturday. "But it’s time for me to go. I’m retiring. I have far more time behind me than I do ahead, and there are other projects I want to pursue."
The Tribune's board of directors published a farewell on the website, thanking him for his "personal and personable observations on Utah’s unique culture."
Longtime Tribune cartoonist Pat Bagley also drew up a retirement-themed piece for Kirby:
"Please continue to support The Salt Lake Tribune. Being informed is important, even if it means that you don’t always like what you read," he concluded.
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