Gladys M. Klein

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CLARKS SUMMIT — Gladys M. Klein, of Clarks Summit, formerly of Scranton, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 29, 2014, at Abington Manor.

She was the widow of Ira Comstock, who was killed in action in World War II. She later married Robert Klein, a Korean War veteran, and they were married for 43 years before he died in 1994.

Born in Scranton to William and Goldia Platt Kambeck, she spent her early childhood in Lancaster. The family returned to Clarks Green, where she graduated from the joint Clarks Green/Clarks Summit High School.

She was employed at ICS, the Petersburg Variety Store in Scranton, and retired from New Jersey National Bank. She and Robert traveled extensively in Europe enjoying trips to Germany, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, France, Italy and England.

She was a member of the former Scranton Providence Christian Missionary Alliance Church for 45 years, where she served as treasurer, Sunday school teacher, youth ministry teacher and was a member of the church council.

During that time, she served as president of the Eastern district for Women's Fellowship. She was most recently a member of the Country Alliance Church in Clarks Summit.

She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Ralph Kambeck; a brother, Royce Kambeck; a sister, Dorothy Holgate.

Surviving are a son, James Klein, with his wife, Laurie Collins Klein; two granddaughters, Katie, Clifton Park, New York, and Kristen and fiance, Joshua Stewart, Clarks Summit; two great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Klein-Bayout and Nathan Stewart; and a very special niece, Sharon Holgate Andrukitis, Elmhurst.

The funeral was on May 3 at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Interment followed in Clarks Green Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Scranton Rescue Mission, 8 W. Olive St., Scranton, PA 18508; or Country Alliance Church, 14014 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.

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Published in The Abington Journal from May 7 to May 8, 2014
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