Joyce D. Kirlin

July 20, 1933 - November 1, 2021
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Joyce D. Kirlin, 88, formerly of Shillington, passed away November 1, 2021, at 6:45 PM in the Reading Hospital. She had resided at Elmcroft at Reading.

Born in West Reading, she was a daughter of the late Carl P. and Evelyn V. (Smith) Grohs. She was the wife of the late Frederick L. Kirlin, who passed away November 15, 2020. They celebrated 69 years of marriage prior to his passing.

Joyce was a 1951 graduate of Reading High School and worked in retail as a salesperson for several stores at the Berkshire Mall. Her grandchildren were her life, and she had a love for all the neighborhood children.

She is survived by her children – Debra L. wife of Perry Koblitz, Bernville, Frederick L. Kirlin, Jr., husband of Trayce, Reading, her grandchildren – Heather Savant, Kristina Stein, Brent Kirlin, Kelley Derkotch, Tias Weaver, and her great grandchildren – Tyler, Aiden, Amber, Maddie, Olivia, Ana, Savannah & Bentley.

Graveside services will be held in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Exeter Twp., at the convenience of the family. The Klee Funeral Home & Creation Services, Inc., Shillington is assisting the Kirlin family.

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Forest Hills Memorial Park


390 West Neversink Road, Reading, PA, 19606

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Graveside Service will be held at the convenience of the family.


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Born: July 20, 1933
Died: November 1, 2021

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Carol A. posted on 11/9/21

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Carol A. posted on 11/9/21

This is a very sad event. Joyce and her family were a constant in my life despite distance. and I will not get over her passing ever. Fred jr. And Debbie plus all her family and friends have so many great memories I’m sure. That was Joyce’s gift to me. I will miss her and the hope that we will get together in the future here. Please accept my condolences.