Frederick L. "Fred" Kirlin

March 13, 1932 - November 15, 2020
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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.

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390 West Neversink Road, Reading, PA, 19606

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David Lohmeier posted on 11/29/20

My condolences to the Kirlin family during this difficult time. David


Carol and Family posted on 11/29/20

I remember fun times with Fred and family at their Shillington home. Another writer noted that he was great with children and he could not have been more right. I know he gave his grandchildren many smiles to be had in the future as they remember their childhoods. Miss you already Fred. My sincere condolences to everyone.


Jonathan Swoyer posted on 11/26/20

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Jonathan Swoyer posted on 11/26/20

Fred, my memories of you are warm and many. Playing in your basement, seeing your drums and neat stuff, talking to you as we roamed around your yard, seeing your love of your family. I miss you, Joyce, and your family. May your soul rest in eternal peace. To Aunt Joyce, My deepest condolences to you and your family. My heart and life is richer for knowing you and Fred. Love to you


Ronald Stuber posted on 11/26/20

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joyce and family at this time of sorrow. No one could not have had a better hunting buddy than Fred for almost 40 years as I did.. We certainly had some very memorable times in Sullivan Co. He surely will be missed by all. Ron & Sue


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