Gifford Jay (Goober) Kline, 70, of Pottsville, passed away Thursday, March 3, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown.
Gifford was born in Pottsville, on April 19, 1951, a son of the late Dorothy (Behm) and Samuel B. Kline.
He was the husband of Louise C. (Gagliardi) Kline.
He was a former welder at Summit Trailers for 42 years.
Gifford was a lifetime member of West End Hose Company No. 7, Pottsville
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel B. Kline Jr. and Randy Kline.
Gifford is survived by a daughter, Christina, wife of Daniel Groves, of Minersville. He is also survived by a sister, Deborah Kline, of Emmaus; two brothers, Donald, companion, Sandra Long, of Pottsville, and Jeffrey, husband of Sherry Kline, of Cressona; granddaughters, Alexia Bonacci and fiance, Samson Tomek, and Jamielynn Rose Groves; a sister-in-law, Ida Randt; nieces, nephews and cousins.
All services are private at the convenience of family. Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville, is entrusted with the arrangements.
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