BEAVER SPRINGS - Paul W. Kline Sr., 84, of Beaver Springs, passed away at 10:20 p.m. Saturday evening, Sept. 22, 2012, from complications from pneumonia at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, where he had been a patient since Thursday.
He was born July 16, 1928, in the family home in Beaver Springs, a son of the late Kimber S. "Tip" and Lulu (Haffley) Kline. In 1969, he married the former Margaret G. Dippery, who survives.
He was a 1946 graduate of Beaver Vocational.
Paul W. Kline Sr.
Paul grew up with a head for business starting with a paper route delivering the Sentinel and working for his neighbor, Frank Koch's hatchery. In 1956, P.W. bought Beavertown Block Company from his father and ran it successfully before passing the reins to his oldest son, David. In addition to being CEO of Beavertown Block Co., Inc., he was president of Kline Realty, Inc. and was the president of Beavertown Cast Stone Inc., which he founded in 1966.
He was a life member of the Snyder County Historical Society and a current member of the Middlecreek Area Community Center. He was a former member of the Beaver Springs Fire Department, Middleburg Moose, and Beaver Springs Hunting Club, Inc. He served on the board of directors of Tri-County National Bank, was a member of the Pennsylvania Concrete Masonry Association, the National Concrete Masonry Association, the Central Susquehanna Builders Association, the National Association of Home Builders, and the Pennsylvania Builders Association
Paul was a lifelong Phillies and Penn State fan but mostly enjoyed working in the woods cutting firewood, making roads and watching wildlife. He also loved old westerns, Andy Griffith, reading, crosswords and cryptoquips.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sisters and one brother-in-law, Irene Kline and Sarah "Sally" Kline, both of Beaver Springs, and Grace and Jack Bair, of Thompsontown; eight children and their spouses, David L. and Deborah R. Kline, of Beaver Springs, Donald L. Kline, of Middleburg, Debra P. Kline, of Beaver Springs, Dianne J. and Barry Hackenberg, of Beavertown, Dale G. and Lawana Kline, of Beaver Springs, Paul W. Jr. "Skip" and Lisa Kline, of Beavertown, Joseph R. and Sharon Stallone, of Lewistown, and Marci A. Hassinger and husband, Ivan, of Beaver Springs; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold "Johnny" Kline, Clair Kline, and K.S. "Tip" Kline Jr.; one son, Jeffrey Stallone; and four grandchildren, Michelle Kline, Jaclyn Kline, Michael Smith and Braddon Hackenberg.
Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the Middlecreek Area Community Center, 67 Elm St., Beaver Springs.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Contributions in Paul's memory may be made to the MACC, 67 Elm St, Beaver Springs, PA 17812.
Arrangements are by the Pheasant Funeral Home, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, PA 17813.