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Kirk Douglas Wrigley


1949 - 2019
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Kirk Douglas Wrigley

Fort Myers - Kirk Douglas Wrigley passed away on October 3, 2019, at his home in Fort Myers, Florida. Kirk was born in Seattle, Washington, on September 22, 1949. He was the son of Louise and John Wrigley. Kirk traveled extensively with his family since his father was in the Army.

Kirk graduated from George Mason University with his undergraduate degree and went on to earn a Master's in Psychology from The Catholic University of America. He earned his clinical hours working at a mental health hospital. After graduation, Kirk worked as a social worker, but eventually found his calling in high-tech sales.

He started his career working for a California based company called Dynatech. After gaining invaluable experience, he took on a position for Franklin Telecom and found his way to Netrix. Kirk then began working for Fore Systems and eventually took over as Vice President of International Sales.

Never complacent, Kirk decided to pursue an undertaking with a startup located in Florida called Qterra, and realized the joy of growing a company. He worked for several other startups, including Cloupia, before retiring and pursuing traveling and enjoying time with his wife at his homes in Florida and Georgia.

Kirk enjoyed the small things in life like a beautiful sunset, clouds, dancing, and everything about nature. He could always be relied on for sage advice and a caring ear to listen.

Kirk was a magnificent husband and father. He is proceeded in death by his mother Louise Wrigley, his father John Wrigley, his brother John Wrigley and his son Douglas Wrigley. Kirk is survived by his wife Suzanne Paulen, his daughters Rachel Wrigley and Heather Larrea, his son-in-law Joseph Larrea, and his granddaughter Sloan Larrea.

Donations would be greatly appreciated to the , Parkinson's Disease Charity, or Alzheimer and Dementia Association.
Published in The News-Press from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, 2019
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