Cremation & Funeral Care By Danielle Andy Belusko
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1942 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Age 71, of Pittsburgh, passed away suddenly on April 17, 2014, from a massive stroke. Born on November 19, 1942, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Edith and Wilford Kline; beloved husband of Dana Silliman Kline; cherished father of Jonathan Kline and wife, Christine Brill; adored grandfather of Felix and Cordelia Kline; dear brother to sister, Nancy Rickenbach. Larry graduated from Drexel University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and later earned an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Until his retirement he was an Advisory Engineer at Westinghouse Electric's Science and Technology Center and later Northrop Grumman. His professional work focused on using computers to model and analyze complex physical situations for engineering applications. During his career Larry led internationally recognized research on plasma physics, artificial intelligence and computer simulations. He co- authored the book "Plasma Reactor Engineering," wrote numerous papers and book chapters and is the holder of two U.S. Patents. Throughout his lifetime Larry was also a dedicated model railroader and railroad historian. He was an active member of the National Model Railroad Association achieving Master Model Rail Roader status in 2012. His work won numerous modeling awards including a national "First Place Freight Car" in 1977. Larry wrote frequently on both modeling and railroad history including the book "The Postwar Freight Car Fleet" co-authored with Ted Culotta. Larry was particularly dedicated to the preservation of railroad history, volunteering his time at the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society Archives in Lewistown, PA. He was also the Vice President of the P&LE Historical Society and editor of its magazine for many years. A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 4:00 -8:00 p.m. at CREMATION & FUNERAL CARE, 3287 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317, (724)260-5546. Memorial contributions may be made in Larry's name to the P&LE Historical Society and Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society. Please view and sign the family's online guestbook at:

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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Apr. 20 to Apr. 21, 2014
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