Kelly Marie Killian, 54, died suddenly on May 29, 2021, in Astoria, NY following a traffic accident. She was the daughter of Duff (Leonard) Killian, deceased. She leaves her mother, Rosemary Killian and step-father Raymond Baxter, brother, brother Christopher Killian and his wife, Anne, two nieces, Ava and Quinn, nephew Ben, as well as many other relatives and close friends.
Kelly owned and operated a real estate brokerage in New York City. She was previously employed in Manhattan by Diageo, in Florida by Pepsi Cola and in Puerto Rico by Procter and Gamble. She graduated from Archmere Academy and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware. She earned her graduate degree at Thunderbird, The American School of International Management in Phoenix. She was very widely travelled, living for periods of time in Costa Rica and Panama and visited Europe, South and Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Egypt, Israel and the continental U.S. She literally had friends all over the world.
She was energetic, friendly, passionate and has been described as a ten foot person housed in a five foot body. Kelly was bi-lingual and artistic and loved her cats, gardening and wine. She shared trials and tribulations with an extended group of close friends and would always offer a helping hand and a good word of advice. Her passing leaves an empty place in the lives of many.
Because Kelly so loved her cats, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804, the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, or other charity of your choice.