David C. Kline
1931 - 2017
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David C. D. Kline
David Calvin D. Kline, 86, entered into the Presence of God at his home surrounded by his family on November 9, 2017. David was born on June 25,1931 in McClure, to the late Harry A. and Elizabeth (Shive) Kline. He graduated from McClure High School Class of 1949. Growing up in Snyder County, he enjoyed tying flies and trout fishing in Swift Run.
On August 22,1949, he married Carole R.Miller. He moved to York in 1955 to work as a loom fixer at Tioga Textile. In 1983, David and Carole started Family Heir - Loom Weavers producing Jacquard Coverlets and patterned carpets for presidential homes and historic properties.His proudest accomplishment was weaving the bunting used for the replica Star Spangled Banner that flew over Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. David and his family attended the raising of the flag during the Opening Ceremony of the 200th Anniversary.
David was a member of Canadochly Lutheran Church for fifty years. In addition, he was a member of the Gettysburg Regional Antique Car Club; the National Antique Club of America; the Pennsylvania German Society; Snyder County and Red Lion Historical Societies. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Carole; a daughter Julie / Terry Barley of Mechanicsburg; a son, Patrick / Kelly Kline, of York; four grandchildren, Stephen / Alison Barley of Leesburg, Matthew / Staci Barley of Mechanicsburg, London Longenecker/ fiancee Emily, of York, Chelsea Longenecker of York; ten great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Griffin, Karsen, Caden, Brynn, Aiden, Britain, Calisi, Foxx and Maverick; a sister, Evelyn Clare of SC; honorary son, You Yi Yang and family, Jamey, Gina, and Bruce Yang; honorary granddaughter, Aime Zheng; and nieces, nephews,and many treasured friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy E. Kline; and a sister, Maxine Goss Hommel. A time of visitation will be from 9 - 11 a.m., on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Canadochly Lutheran Church, 4821 E. Prospect Rd., York, 17406. The Services begin at 11 a.m. with Rev. Allen Swartz officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to his church, Hospice & Community Care, 685 Good Dr., PO Box 4125, Lancaster, Pa., 17604, and the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO, 80502.
Gladfelter Funeral Home, Inc. is entrusted with the arrangements.

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Published in York Daily Record from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, 2017.
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September 23, 2018
So sorry to hear of his passing. We lost a truly creative artist whose love of history was commendable. Recall his interest in our Snyder County Historical Society as well.
Ruthann HUbbert Kemper
November 18, 2017
Super person.Will be missed by many
john walker
November 17, 2017
Sorry for your loss. May God be with your family at this time of grief.
Chris Moyer
November 16, 2017
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Dave was such a kind, caring man. He is now in heaven with my Dad having a pint. God Bless. xo
Allison Hesketh Klunk
November 16, 2017
Our condolences go out to the family of David. We will always cherish the throw he made for our daughter for her baptism. He will be missed!
The LePrell's
Brian, Marcy & Allison
November 16, 2017
November 16, 2017
Carol and family,
So sorry to hear of David's passing. He was a very loved man and a great man to know. My mother, Geraldine Abel, worked with David at Tioga Mills and later on worked for you, sewing coverlets together. Mom looked up to Davey because of being a weaver. She always wanted to be a weaver but was a fabric examiner. He will be missed. Thinking of you in this time of sorrow.
Colleen Abel
November 16, 2017
A true York County treasure, Mr. Kline was the kind of guy you want to be like. I'm so sorry for the grief his family must be feeling. You are in my thoughts.
Matt Mozzachio
November 15, 2017
I am so sorry to hear this. He will be with me in memory as I treasure my coverlet,table runners and especially my Besnickle.

Danette Laucks
November 15, 2017
Carol and Family,
I feel so blessed to have known David hrough my work at the York County Visitors Center. He was a very special man and the world is a little dimmer now. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time. My thoughts are with you.
Susan Syms
November 15, 2017
We are very sorry to hear this. He was a very dear friend & cousin. We will miss him. Sorry we cannot be there with the family since we are here in Florida for 6 months. Thoughts & prayers are with Carol & family.
Ned & Betty Boonie
November 15, 2017
What a blessing Dave was to my husband, Terry. They worked together at one point and Terry often talked about Dave and how talented he was. May God hold all of you as you go through this very difficult time.
Love and Blessings,
Alice Leiphart
November 14, 2017
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your father.
David Falinsky
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