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Paul M. Kirlan

AGE: 77 •

Paul M. Kirlan, age 77 of Lewes, DE passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare, in Lewes, DE. He was born Saturday, February 19, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY, to the late Ira and Lillian (Belchick) Kirlan.

Paul graduated from James Madison High School in Brookyln NY and continued his education at Arizona State where he received his bachelors degree in mechanical engineering. He started working at Ingersoll Rand in Rochester, NY before moving to Wilmington and working for DuPont for several years. Paul then transitioned his career path to real estate, working as a broker for Re-Max Sunvest in Wilmington, DE for twenty plus years until the present.

Paul was an avid gardener and wood worker. He enjoyed traveling and reading, he loved his work taking care of his clients, and most of all he loved his family. Paul was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and he will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Kirlan is preceded in death by his grandson, Asher. He is survived by his loving wife Judy Knotts-Kirlan; three sons: Michael Kirlan and his wife, Holly of CO, Cory Kirlan and his wife, Patrice of CO, and Brian Knotts and his wife, Jennifer of Blue Bell, PA; two daughters: Lisa Brown and her husband, Robert of Indianapolis, IN and Amy Knotts Truitt and her husband, Robert of Lewes, DE; eleven grandchildren: Jim, Zachery, Megan, Courtney, Leah, Carly, Jacob, Sydney, Mia, Taryn and Holden; and two great grandchildren: Piper and Ellie.

Hebrew Services will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at 11:00 AM at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE where friends may visit beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made in Paul's memory to the , 200 Continental Drive, Suite 101, Newark, DE 19713.

Please visit Mr. Kirlan's Life Memorial Webpage and sign the online guest book at


Published in The News Journal on Jan. 26, 2016
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