William J. "Bill" Kleman Jr.

COAL RUN — William J. "Bill" Kleman Jr., 47, of 327 State Route 2026, passed away suddenly at 1:02 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, in the emergency room at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, Coal Township.

He was born in Shamokin, Oct. 7, 1965, a son of Emily (Delbo) Homanick, of Mount Carmel, and the late William Kleman Sr.

He graduated from Shamokin Area High School.

He served in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Bill was engaged to be married to his loving and devoted fiance, Cindy Rogers, who survives.

He was employed as a diesel mechanic at Shenandoah Area School District and prior to that he worked for Catawese Coach Bus Company.

He was of the Catholic faith.

He loved spending time with Cindy and their family.

He enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping, fishing, hunting, boating and horseshoes. He also played darts and pool at Curran's Tavern, Shamokin.

In addition to his fiance, with whom he resided, and his mother, Bill is survived by two daughters, Alyssa Backes, of Shamokin, and Kirsten Kleman, of Channahom, Ill.; a son, Jesse Kleman, of Shamokin; 7-month-old twins, Zoie Kleman and Liam Kleman, both at home; two stepsons, Nick Harris and Justin Harris, both of Pasadena, Md.; four sisters, Sherry Duncheskie and her husband, Al, of Paxinos, Sandra Berge and her husband, Marshall, of Shamokin, Kelly Ann Wondoloski, of Mount Carmel, and Susan Honicker and her husband, Chet, of Shamokin; a brother, Jamie Kleman and his wife, Wendy, of Coal Township, and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Edward Homanick.

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KLEMAN — William J. "Bill" Kleman, Jr., 47, of 327 State Route 2026, Coal Run. A religious funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at James Kelley Funeral Home, 1001 W. Arch St. at Maple Street, Coal Township, with the Rev. Betty Ford officiating. Interment will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Coal Township. Friends are invited to call at the visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. As an expression of sympathy, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Emily Homanick, 319 E. Water St., Mount Carmel 17851, to establish a fund for Bill's twin babies.

Published in News Item from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2013