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Obituary for Edwin Kline

Edwin Roger Kline, 86, known to his friends as “Colonel”, returned home to be with his heavenly father on Friday, May 12, 2017. Ed was born February 28, 1931 to Joseph and Pearl (Stuver) Kline in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the middle boy of 6 children.

In his early years, Ed was quite the athlete. He was a member of the football and track teams. He was Pittsburgh all city track star in 1950. After graduating from Perry High School in 1950, he met his wife, Margaret Ann (Rascovsky) at a local school dance. He used to walk 5 miles from the street car stop just to see her. They were married on October 11, 1952.

Ed became an insulator with Atlas Insulation and work for them for over 25 years. He was a member of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 2. Ed liked working with his hands and he created many different items over the years, from wooden chairs and doll houses to kitchen cabinets and full house remodeling. The t-shirt saying “I can fix anything with duct tape” was a true mantra for him and one that his family would chuckle about often. He would fix something temporarily that would last for years and years.

Ed was a city boy who always wanted to live on a farm. When he moved his family from Pittsburgh to New Martinsville the opportunity came for him to fulfill his dream. He and Margaret bought the old Billiter farm in 1972. They moved out to live on the farm in 1978 after an extensive remodel.

Ed loved to spend time with family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, boating, swimming and riding his various vehicles from trucks and tractors to 4-wheeler ATVs. He was a loyal Pittsburgh sports fan, with an avid love of Steeler’s football. He was also a member of the Local Fraternal Order of the Moose.

Ed is preceded to his heavenly father’s home by his parents, Joseph and Pearl; parents-in-law, Adolph and Mildred Rascovsky; sisters, Joyce Adler and Crystle Reight; brother, Roland Kline; sister-in-law, Shirley Kline and brothers-in-law, Chuck Reight, John Conley, Chuck Adler and Albert Rascovsky.

Ed is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Margaret Ann; his children, Donna Kline of Foster City, CA and Diana Kline-Powell and David Hunt of New Martinsville, WV; sister Shirley Conley; brother Chester Kline; godchildren Daniel Kline and Christine and Brian Lazorishak; great-godchildren Brittany Claiborne and Elena and Karina Lazorishak; step great granddaughter, Braelyn Whaley and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends received 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, May 22, 2017 and 11:00 am to 12:30 pm on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the Jarvis-Williams Funeral Home, 1224 S Bridge St., New Martinsville, where funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, 2017 with Pastor Mike Shank officiating.

Burial will follow at the Kline’s family farm.

If you prefer to send a memorial contribution, send in Ed’s name, to Mooseheart Charities, 155 S International Dr., Mooseheart, IL 60539 or visit www.moosecharities.org.
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