Richard L. Klein Jr.

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December 4, 2010

Richard L. Klein Jr., 49, of Pottsville, passed away Saturday at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born in Pottsville, he was a son of Richard L. Klein Sr. and Mary Wiscount Klein, Llewellyn. He lived in the Minersville area before moving to Pottsville.

He was a 1979 graduate of Minersville Area High School and received an associate degree from Thaddeus Stevens State School of Technology.

He was employed as a steelworker, having last worked for Reading Body Works, Reading.

He was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church, Steins Mill. He was also a longtime member of Good Intent Hose Company, Llewellyn. A former Boy Scout, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout in 1980.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife of 11 years, the former Gina Marie Miske; a brother, Fred Klein and his wife, Jody, Pottsville; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Friedens Lutheran Church with the Rev. Robert Reier officiating. Relatives and friends may call at from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and again from 9 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the church. Dutcavich Funeral Home, Minersville, is entrusted with arrangements.

Published in Republican & Herald on Dec. 6, 2010