Jack Charles Klein

WWII vet, retired steelworker worked at Sam's Club

Jack Charles Klein, 84, of California, died Friday, November 18, 2005.

He was born June 30, 1921, in Roscoe, a son of Otto F. and Maude (Laugham) Klein.

Mr. Klein was a 1939 California High School graduate.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1942 to 1945 during World War II.

In 1977, Mr. Klein retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Allenport Plant and went to work for Quanex Steel in Plainfield, N.J., from which
he retired in 1986. He later worked as a greeter at Sam's Club in Washington, retiring November 1, 2005.

He was a member of Roscoe Presbyterian Church.

Always active in the community, Mr. Klein was a member of Monongahela Valley Lodge 461 F&AM since 1960 and was Master in 1978, 1988,
1993, 1996, 2000 and 2005. He was a retired member and past fire chief of California Volunteer Fire Department. He also worked as an instructor
and coordinator for Southwestern PA Fire School and was a past troop leader for Boy Scouts of America.

He loved to play golf, travel and woodworking.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, is his wife, Constance Guesman Klein, who died December 12, 1996.

Left to cherish his memory are two sons, Gary Klein and wife Erna Jo of Bonita Springs, Fla., and Tom Klein of Hilton Head, S.C.; a daughter and
son-in-law, Connie and Mickey Clinedinst of Woodstock, Va.; five grandchildren, Laura and husband John Pool, Eric and wife Amy Klein and Brent,
Courtney and Megan Clinedinst; and three great-granddaughters, Amanda and Shannon Pool and Sarah Klein.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and until 11 a.m., the time of services, Tuesday, November 22, in Mariscotti Funeral
Home Inc., Anthony N. Mariscotti, supervisor, 323 Fourth Street, California, with the Rev. John R. Rankin officiating. Interment will follow in Highland
Cemetery, California. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to California Volunteer Fire Department, 101 Wood Street, California, PA
15419. Masonic Lodge will accord services in the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Monday, followed at 7:30 p.m. by California VFD services.