February 16, 1933 - January 9, 2022
Wayne ended his stay on Earth January 9, 2022. He was born February 16, 1933 in Wilmington, Delaware to the late Vernus (Fullhart) Kirklin and the late Wayne Kirklin. Surviving is his wife of 59 years Marian (Campbell) Kirklin, a sister and three children: Jim of Scotts Valley, CA; Rob of West Hartford, CT and Julie of New Boston, NH. Also surviving are five grandchildren. Wayne was a member of the first graduating class of Mount Pleasant High School in Wilmington, DE and was graduated from the University of Delaware where he held several campus offices and played Varsity Lacrosse. After time in the US Army, he spent the next twenty-two years as a banker. Starting as a trainee with a big New York City bank (receiving an MBA from New York University and a diploma from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking) and progressed to become president of a smaller community bank. During that time, he lived in New York City, in western Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. After several years as a stockbroker Wayne spent the next twenty-two years as a professor at Heidelberg College in Ohio where he taught accounting, finance, geography, and marketing courses. A Chartered Financial Analyst he worked several weeks each summer for the CFA Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia. When he retired from teaching, he moved to Lewes, Delaware. Along the way he climbed a few mountains and sailed many miles. He walked in the rain forest along the Amazon River, visited Machu Pichu in the Peruvian Andes, rode an elephant in the jungles of Thailand, and visited Africa twice, once on Safari in Kenya. More recently he tracked down lighthouses in northern Scotland and the American East and Gulf Coasts with the US Lighthouse Society. Wayne is a life member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and the United States Power Squadron where he held squadron, district and national officers while teaching boating safety courses for many years. He wrote several articles on finance and boating and a book: Lightships, Floating Lighthouses of the Mid-Atlantic. He also taught a number of courses for Lifelong Learning. Memorials can be made to the Overfalls Foundation, P.O. Box 413, Lewes, DE 19958 or to the Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02108. Please sign the virtual guest book located on the tribute page.
Wayne ended his stay on Earth January 9, 2022. He was born February 16, 1933 in Wilmington, Delaware to the late Vernus (Fullhart) Kirklin and the late Wayne Kirklin. Surviving is his wife of 59 years Marian (Campbell) Kirklin, a sister and... View Obituary & Service Information
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