Walter Klingel

Walter Klingel, 67, of South Abington Twp., died Wednesday at Geisinger Community Medical Center. He was the husband of the former Gaye VanHook.

Born March 15, 1945, in Scranton, son of the late Walter N. and Mary Gerrity Klingel, he was a 1963 graduate of Lackawanna Trail High School and honorably served in the Air Force. He had been employed by Procter & Gamble, Washington Twp., for more than 35 years as a paper maker.

A loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, he was devoted to his family and cherished his children. His granddaughter was a true joy to him, bringing much happiness. An avid Penn State fan, he enjoyed watching their football games.

Also surviving are a son, David Klingel and wife, Meghan, Annapolis, Md.; a daughter, Diane Brugnoli and husband, Joseph, Conshohocken; a sister, Jo Anne Klingel, La Plume; granddaughter, Emma Clare Klingel; nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Klingel.

The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. from Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, with services by the Rev. Barbara J. Snyder and words of comfort by Douglas H. Wentz, brother-in-law. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call Saturday from noon to service time. Memorial contributions may be made to — Lackawanna Unit, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517. For more information, directions or to send an online condolence, visit

Funeral Home

Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc.
111 Coburn Avenue Clarks Summit, PA 18411
(570) 586-0811

Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 7, 2012