David Kline Obituary, Death – David L. Kline, 75, of Beaver Springs, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, while doing what he loved: hunting and spending time outside with his friends at the Beaver Springs hunting camp. On October 30, 1947, he was born to Paul W. Kline Sr. and Ruth (Bachman) Bowersox. He graduated from Middleburg Joint High School in 1966 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served in Vietnam from April 1967 to May 1968, participating in operations Swift, TET 1968, and two others. The Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, and Vietnam Campaign Medal were all awarded to him.
On April 11, 1970, he married Deborah (Woodling) Kline, who survives. His death broke their marital union of over 52 years. Dave worked at the Beavertown Block Co., Inc. after his discharge from the Marines, carrying on the family business begun by his grandpa, K. S. Kline Sr., in 1922. K.S. passed the company on to his son, Paul, in 1956. After his father died in 2012, Dave became the company’s third-generation owner, and the company will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2022. Dave was a member of the Marine Corps League, the American Legion, and the American Numismatic Association.
He was also involved in the following ventures: Founder, Treasurer, and Board Member of the Central Pennsylvania Masonry Block Council, Inc.; Pennsylvania Concrete Masonry Association; National Concrete Masonry Association; ASTM C90 Sub Committee; Northern Central Bank Board of Directors; West Snyder Recreation Association Building Committee Member a/k/a Middlecreek Area Community Center Board of Directors and President of Board 2006-2008; and former Middlecreek Valley Chamber of Commerce Dave was predeceased by a daughter, Michelle; his father, Paul; a sister, Debra; and a long number of other relatives. Dave is survived by two daughters, Gwen Kline and Stephanie (Scott) Friel; a son, Douglas (Loni) Kline; three grandchildren, Mason Friel, Adi Friel, and Payton Kline; two brothers, Donald Kline and Dale (Lawana) Kline; a half-brother, Paul Jr. “Skip” (Lisa) Kline; and a sister, Dianne (Barry) Hackenberg;
A visitation will be held at the Kreamer Funeral Home, 130 S. Zechman St., Beavertown, from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 15, between 10 and 11 a.m. Pastor Denny Mallonee officiated the funeral ceremony on Friday, December 16. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 85 Snyder Ave., Beaver Springs, PA 17812, or the Beaver Springs Hunting Club, 535 Center Ave., Beaver Springs, PA 17812.