Joseph H. Kline

Joseph H. Kline

MANCHESTER – Joseph H. Kline, 82, of Manchester, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Spiritrust Lutheran in York. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Martha (Bretz) Miller Kline.

Joseph was born August 14, 1935 in York and was the son of the late Roland H. and Roberta J. (Watters) Kline and the step-son of the late Henry G. Heller.

He graduated from William Penn High School in 1953 and from Millersville State Teachers College in 1958. He taught Biology at Northeastern High School in Manchester where he was the head of the Science Department and served as the Wrestling Coach. He was an Eagle Scout and worked many summers at Camp Tuckahoe in Dillsburg. After retirement from teaching, he began a career as a wood carver and he and his wife, Martha founded “Kline’s Carving” in Manchester where they taught carving. Joseph earned many blue ribbons for his carvings.

Joseph is survived by his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Kline of Nanticoke, MD; his sister, Mary Ellen (Heller) Lynch of Green Valley, AZ, and his nephews, Roger “Skip” Lynch, and David Andrew Lynch.

A visitation will be held for Joseph to celebrate his life from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Monday, September 3, 2018 at The Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 87 South Main Street, Mount Wolf, PA. Burial will be private.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital, 5505 Hopkins Bayview Center, Baltimore, MD 21224.

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  1. Starting as a new teacher in the area many years ago at Northeastern, Joe welcomed me into his classroom and offered much needed advice to this rookie. I was new to the area and he along with his wife invited me into their home for many cup of coffee sessions after school as this Philadelphia area guy learned the “ways” of York County.

    He was the Best Man at my wedding and I was fortunate to have him as a friend. RIP buddy.

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