June 5, 1951 - January 1, 2017Deborah (Brit) J. Kirtland passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Brit was born on Long Island and moved to San Diego with her parents when she was 16 years old. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a master's degree in Business and Education and enjoyed a successful career in marketing. Brit was retired and had lived in La Jolla for many years. She had a passion for tennis and bridge and was a member of the Cove Bridge Club, the Social Service League and gave generously of her time and resources. Also, she was often seen strolling around the village with her yorkie "Russe," and meeting up with her village friends and pups for tea Brit touched many lives with her kind, caring and gentle way. She will be missed. Brit is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Thomas Northrup, Esq. of La Jolla; and brothers, Clinton and Randy Burns of San Diego.