YORK Glenn O. Kline, 83, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Manor Care Health Services - Kingston Court after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Norma Jean (Kinard) Kline. Glenn and Norma Jean observed their 61st wedding anniversary on May 20, 2012. Glenn was born in Delroy on December 7, 1929, a son of the late Charles E. and Carrie (Paules) Kline. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Glenn worked at various jobs including Morris Drug, National Biscuit, Christensen Steel and in 1957 started as the meat cutter for his in-laws at Kinard Grocery in Stony Brook. He became Chief of the Springettsbury Township Fire Company in 1971 becoming the first chief of that department, he retired in 1995. Glenn started his long fire service as a volunteer with the Springetts Fire Company No. 1 in 1943 serving in different positions, including Chief, he also served as President of the York County Fire Chiefs Association holding both of these positions for many years. Chief Kline also held offices in the career fire service; including, President of the Eastern District of the International Association of Fire chiefs and an instructor for IFSTA, just to name a couple. Along with a committee of fellow Public Servants, Glenn was instrumental in the development of the York County Fire Training School, dedicated in 1978. Glenn always loved his family, grandkids, a good practical joke, landscaping, remodeling rooms of the house and working out in the yard. In addition to his wife, Glenn is survived by a son, John Kline and wife Carrie; a daughter, Jane Dietrich and husband J. Douglas; and three grandchildren, Tyler Kline, Brianne Kline and Dalton Dietrich all of York. He was preceded in death by his siblings; Martha Myers, Warren Kline, David Kline, Naomi Keller, Charles Allen Kline, Betty Miller, William Kline, and Sterling Kline. A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Locust Grove United Church of Christ 1035 Locust Grove Road York with his pastor, Rev. Kent Rhodehamel officiating. Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery with military rites provided by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. A viewing will be from 9 to 11: a.m. Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Locust Grove UCC, 1035 Locust Grove Road York, PA 17402; or York County Fire Training School 330 Emig Road York, PA 17406. The Etzweiler Funeral Home and Cremation Service of York is in charge of arrangements. www.etzweiler.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Mar. 5, 2013