Frederick L. "Fred" Kirlin

March 13, 1932 - November 15, 2020
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Obituary

Frederick L. Kirlin, 88, of Shillington, passed away November 15, 2020 in the Reading Hospital where he was a patient. He was the husband of Joyce D. (Grohs) Kirlin.

Born in Lower Heidelberg Township, he was a son of the late Raymond E. Kirlin, Sr., and Priscilla S. (Ruth) Kirlin.

Fred was a lineman for Met-Ed for 43 ½ years retiring in 1994. He enjoyed yard work, hunting, going to his cabin in Sullivan County. Fred served Shillington as a driver for Keystone Fire Company #1 for many years.

In addition to his loving wife of 69 years, he is survived by his children – Debra L. Koblitz-Perry of Bernville, Frederick L. Kirlin, Jr., (Trayce) of Reading, his siblings – Raymond E. Kirlin, Jr, Birdsboro, Shirley M. Tumminello, Newark, CA, Judith A. Hinnershitz, Leesport, his grandchildren – Heather Savant, Kristina Stein, Brent Kirlin, Kelly Derkotch, his step-granddaughter Tias and his great grandchildren – Tyler, Aiden, Amber, Maddie, Olivia, Ana, Savanah, Bentley.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family with interment in Forest Hills Memorial Park. The Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Shillington is assisting the Kirlin family. www.kleefuneralhome.com

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Services will be private.


Cemetery Information

Forest Hills Memorial Park

Address:

390 West Neversink Road, Reading, PA, 19606

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Born: March 13, 1932
Died: November 15, 2020

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Nicole posted on 11/20/20

So very sorry for the family and friends who lost a wonderful person. I hope all your memories bring you peace.

 

Jacqueline Hallock Hopp posted on 11/19/20

Heartfelt Prayers , Hugs and Love to you all. Fred was one of a kind and I ALWAYS loved coming to your house when I was little for sleepovers and going to work with Joyce. Lots of happy childhood memories at your home. I remember Fred as being quiet but you could tell he loved having the "Hallock Kids" over and telling jokes.

 

Linda Swoyer posted on 11/19/20

I have known Fred and Joyce since I was a little girl. They are like second parents to me and always made me feel like part of the family. While Fred was a quiet man, he was a good person and a hard worker. He loved his family and they were his world. He will be missed but will live on in everyones hearts. God bless!

 

Beth Gottshall posted on 11/18/20

In memory of Frederick L. "Fred" Kirlin, Beth Gottshall lit a candle

 

Beth Gottshall posted on 11/18/20

Fred was a great neighbor of 26 years, and a gift to Shillington for many more. I will miss the giggle I always have when he would answer " terrible" to the question "how you doing today". I knew it was coming but always giggled anyway. He was a real anchor for our block and we will miss him so much. Joyce and the family will be in our hearts and prayers. RiP Friend

 

David M Gottshall posted on 11/18/20

To all the Kirlin family. We loved (Love) Fred. Sincere condolences to all.

 

JOHN R MILLER (Mick) posted on 11/18/20

sorry for your lost. Susie and I always enjoyed Freds company when we visited your home

 

Tom Rhoads posted on 11/18/20

Sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and the family. Great memories working with Fred at Met-ed.

 

Lisa Kush posted on 11/18/20

So sorry to hear about this. Love you. Many prayers for you and the family.

 

Michael Hallock posted on 11/18/20

So very sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of how great Fred was with us and all little kids.

 

Beth Dougherty posted on 11/18/20

Dear Joyce, Debbie, Fred, and families, Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Fred. Doc and I will keep you all in our prayers. I have such fond memories of the time I spent at your house growing up. Beth

 

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