Eugene ""Geno"" Kline
Eugene ""Geno"" Kline, 83, of Mentor and former resident of Madison, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Altercare of Mentor.
Born Jan. 23, 1930, in Stow, he was the son of Mabel Viola (Klein) and Walter T. Kline.
Geno served as a sergeant in the United States Air Force from 1945 to 1948 as a flight engineer on B-29s in the European Theater, 352 Bomber Squadron and 301 Bomb Group. He was a 50-plus year member of The Church of Jesus Christ in Painesville, serving as an ordained minister for years. He worked as a bricklayer foreman for Kline Construction for 20 years. He was also a member of the IUBAC Bricklayers Local 16.
Geno loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed refinishing antique furniture, baseball, the Cleveland Indians and playing golf. Most of all he enjoyed helping anyone with anything at any time.
He is survived by his children, Laurence Kline of Concord, Jonathan (Annette) Kline of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., David Kline of Madison, and Lisa Kline Fedele of Perry; many grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Kline of Weston, and sister, Patty (Kline) Hosenbuhler of Canton.
Geno was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Mabel Kline; and 12 siblings.
Funeral Service for Geno will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the funeral home.
His family will receive friends and family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison. Final resting place will be at Riverside Cemetery in Painesville.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in Eugene's name to The Church of Jesus Christ, 2643 South Ridge Road, Painesville, OH 44077 or Crossroads Hospice, 8224 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060 or
, P.O. Box 74924, Cleveland, OH 44194-4924.
Published in www.News-Herald.com from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 2013