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.
Published in York Daily Record from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, 2017.