E. Bernard Kline 84, Luther Acres resident, fire chief, Navy veteran

By on September 26, 2012

E. Bernard "Barney" Kline, 84, of Luther Acres Retirement Community, Lititz, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Howard J. and Estella Staley Kline, and the husband of Helen J. Rudy Kline of Lititz.

A 1946 graduate of East Hempfield High School, he served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict aboard the USS Wisconsin, from 1950-1954. He was the store manager of J.C. Snavely Lumber Company in Landisville for 38 years. He also was a lifetime member of the American Legion and a forty-year member of the Landisville Fire Company, where he served as treasurer and assistant chief. Barney was a member of the Church of God of Landisville.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife: Helen; his daughter: Susan Kline, of San Jose, Calif.; stepson: David L., husband of Maria Yerger, of Lititz; four grandchildren: Benjamin D., husband of Ka Yerger; Christy J., wife of Brian VonStetten; Theresa M. Yerger; and Nathaniel D. Yerger; six great- grandchildren; and two brothers: Warren G. and Vincent S. Kline, both of Landisville.

He was preceded in death by a stepson: Linn S. Yerger; and two sisters: Doris Buckwalter and Joanne Mowrer.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his life celebration memorial service at Spacht Funeral Home Ltd., 127 S. Broad St., Lititz, Thursday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Barry Sellers officiating. Private family interment will be held at Moravian Cemetery, Lititz. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

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