Richard Kline Jr. Class 1945

Branch of service U S Navy
Rank 3rd Class Machinist
Entered service
Birth 6/24/1927
Died 7/28/2003
Buried Crownsville Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, FL



As 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.