Richard Kline Jr. Class 1945
of service U S Navy
Rank 3rd Class Machinist
Buried Crownsville Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville,
originally published on Thursday, July 31, 2003.
Mr. Richard Creighton Kline Jr., 76, of Glen Burnie,
died Monday, July 28, at the Hospice Care Center in
Brooksville, Fla., of complications from a stroke.
He was the husband of Charlotte Kline of Spring
Hill Fla. and Glen Burnie.
Born June 24, 1927, in Frederick, he was the son of
the late Zoe Virginia and Richard Creighton Kline Sr.
He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1945.
Mr. Kline served as a 3rd class Mechanist Mate in the
U.S. Navy in World War II.
He also was an executive at Amtrak and a lifelong
railroadman. He was the head of the mechanical
departments for Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, CSX
Railroad and Amtrak. After retiring from Amtrak in
1993, he became a consultant for Carolina Southern and
other railroads around the country.
Mr. Kline was a past president of the Glen Burnie
Chapter of the Kiwanis Club; a 32nd degree member of
the Masonic Howard Lodge of Elkridge; a member of the
Scottish Rite of Wheeling, W.Va.; and American Legion
Post 168, Thurmont.
He attended and taught at General Motors Diesel
Electric School and ALCO Diesel Electric Schools.
He was a member of the Methodist church in Brunswick.
Surviving in addition to his wife are one son,
Richard E. Kline and wife Laura of Glen Burnie; one
daughter, Lori Ann Murrell and husband Joe of Florida;
two sisters, Delores Kline of Frederick, and Carolyn
Cogle of New Jersey; six grandchildren, Khristian,
Cherish, Lacey, Corey, Anna and Richard Alexander.
Mr. Kline was preceded in death by a sister,
Shirley L. Kline.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday,
July 31, at Turner Funeral Homes Spring Hill Chapel,
14360 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, Fla.
A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday,
Aug. 3, at Singleton's Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave.
S.W., Glen Burnie. Interment will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery, 1122 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville.