Charles C. Klinger

Charles C Klinger, 81, of 1034 E. Main Street, Hegins, died Saturday, June 14, 2014 at his residence.

He was born on Thursday, April 27, 1933, in Spring Glen, a son of the late Allen C. and Ruth C. Wenrich Klinger.

He was a 1951 graduate of the former Hegins Twp. High School.

He was a coal miner in several area coal mines and retired as a Federal Mine Inspector.

He was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church, Hegins.

He was also a member of the Hegins Trap Club.

Charlie enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, trap shooting, sports, and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Alan J. Klinger; and a brother Allen Klinger, Jr.

He is survived by his wife Julie C. McDermott Klinger, to whom he was married for 61 years.

He is also survived by two sons, Gary C. Klinger and his wife Jean of Lavelle, and Larry J. Klinger and his wife Cynthia of Hegins; a daughter, Sheree C. Judge and her husband Benjamin of Harrisburg; two granddaughters, Deanna Henningsen and her husband James of Lavelle, and Britney Judge of Harrisburg; four grandsons, Kristopher Klinger of Minneapolis, MN, Rees Judge of Harrisburg, Brent Klock and his wife Heidi of Pitman, and Chad Klock and his wife Monica of Hegins; three great grandsons, Cameron Henningsen of Lavelle, Gavin and Dylan Klock of Hegins; two great granddaughters, Mackenzie and Maci Klock of Pitman; a brother Donald Klinger and his wife LaRae of Lavelle; a sister Ann Schaeffer and her husband James of Medford Lakes, NJ; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at Friedens Lutheran Church, Hegins, on Wednesday, June 18, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Warren Egebo officiating. A viewing was held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the church.

Burial was made in Salem Cemetery, Weishample.

Memorial contributions can be made to Friedens Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 375, Hegins, PA 17938 or to Covenant Home Care Hospice, 1223 Pottsville Pike, Shoemakersville, PA 19555.

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, was in charge of arrangements.

Condolences can be left for the family at

Funeral Home

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home
200 West Main Street Valley View, PA 17983
(570) 682-3070

Published in The News Item on June 19, 2014