WWII vet, retired steelworker worked at Sam's Club
Jack Charles Klein
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
Mr. Klein was a 1939 California High School graduate.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1942 to 1945 during World
1977, Mr. Klein retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Allenport Plant
and went to work for Quanex Steel in Plainfield, N.J., from which
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.
active in the community, Mr. Klein was a member of Monongahela Valley
Lodge 461 F&AM since 1960 and was Master in 1978, 1988,
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.
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
son-in-law, Connie and Mickey Clinedinst of Woodstock, Va.; five
grandchildren, Laura and husband John Pool, Eric and wife Amy Klein and
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
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,
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