After a lingering illness, Paul E. Kline, 77, of Columbia, PA, passed
into the world of loving comfort with his savior. He was the loving
husband of Carol "Toots" Newcomer Kline and they enjoyed 58 years
together. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late Luther D. and
Emma Knight Kline.
A Hempfield High School graduate, he retired
after 35 years of service from the former Raymark Industries, Manheim.
Paul loved baseball and was involved in little league and midget
baseball in his younger years. He loved the Phillies and the Steelers
and he continued to play softball for many years.
also loved traveling in his motor home with his family and friends. His
favorite destination was Myrtle Beach, but his first love was the
mountains in Perry County where he loved going to the family cabin. A
member of the Columbia Hunting Club, his love of hunting also took him
to Perry County. Even though his ill health kept him from these
enjoyments, his memories sustained him through his illness.
addition to his wife are his daughters, Ellen Leiphart and her
companion, Tom Lavetan; Beth, wife of Craig Shearer and Karen Kline.
Also surviving are his grandchildren, Megan Clark, Angela, wife of Cody
Ecenrode and Brandon Snively. Seven great-grandchildren and brothers,
Luther Kline and his companion Margaret Sargant and Robert Kline husband
of Corrine also survive.
services will be held at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc., 519
Walnut St., Columbia, PA on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
with Deacon Jeffery A. Baylor, officiating. Interment will follow in St.
Peter's Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends may view on Wednesday one
hour prior to the service. Kindly omit flowers. Contributions may be
made to Kindred Hospice, 4600 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011 or to
St. Peter's Catholic Church, 121 S. Second St., Columbia, PA 17512 in
Mr. Kline's memory. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home,