2011-07-14 / Obituaries

John D. Kling

Erdenheim, 40

John David Kling, 40, Erdenheim, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011, after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

He was born September 16, 1970, in Carlisle, the son of Wilbur Joe and Wanda Jean (Engle) Kling.

In addition to his parents, he leaves behind his wife of nine years, Susan J. (Lubking) Kling; daughters: Isabel Jane and Josephine Ellery; a sister, Jean Devlin, Duncannon, and her husband, Daniel A. Devlin; a nephew, Patrick Devlin, and his wife, Dr. Courtney Devlin; niece Sorrel Devlin; fatherin law Charles Lubking and wife Judy; mother-in-law Christine Lubking; and sister in-law Meredith Lubking.

He was preceded in death by his older brother, Gary L. Kling.

He is loved by countless friends and members of the Triangle Fraternity.

He attended Carlisle High School and graduated in the Class of 1988 as a member of the National Honor Society. He also attended Penn State University and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering.

He worked for Archer Daniels Midland Co. in Indiana, Georgia and Illinois as a plant superintendent of the packaging division and most recently as a production manager for David Michael & Co. in Philadelphia, which was extremely supportive of him during his illness.

He enjoyed music, cooking, vegetable gardening, renovating his home and spending time with his family.

He will be remembered for his generosity and love of family and friends.

A celebration of his life was held Monday, July 11, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Fort Washington, and on Wednesday, July 13, at 1 p.m., at First United Church of Christ, Carlisle.

Memorial donations may be made to Heifer International, www.heifer.org; Philabundance, www.philabundance.org.; or the charity of one’s choice.

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