Babione-Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center

1100 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL


Ted M. Kirlan

June 20, 1930February 12, 2020

Ted M. Kirlan, age 89, of Boca Raton, Florida passed away on Wednesday February 12, 2020. Ted was born June 20, 1930 in Steubenville Ohio and was originally in the car sales business. He was also a member of the National Guard. He moved the family to South Florida in the 1950’s and became a prolific homebuilder in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. In his retired years he donated his time to the Children’s Museum in Boca Raton, helping them with construction projects and renovations. As good as a builder as he was, he was even a better husband, father, grandfather, and friend to us all.

Surviving Ted is his loving wife Shirley of 63 years, his 2 sons Michael and Douglas (wife Shawn, stepson Jordan), his granddaughter McKenzie Rose, his sister (Annette), and his many nieces and nephews.

Graveside Services were held privately at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery, North Lauderdale, FL.

Donations in Ted's memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association: https://act.alz.org/site/ Or to: Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation: https://donate.brrh.com/gift


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Ted M. Kirlan

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Michael Kirlan

February 17, 2020

He was the best Dad.

Was always there with directions and teaching me and my Brother.

I will carry with me everything he taught me and use those going forward.