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Passing of PA APCO Life Member Robert Klinger Featured

PA APCO Chapter sends condolences to the Klinger family...

Robert Wayne Klinger, 78, of Mechanicsburg, Lower Allen Twp., passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015 in Vibra Life, Mechanicsburg.

He was a retired Communications Specialist with the Commonwealth of PA Office of Attorney General, Harrisburg and served eight years in the U.S. Naval Reserves.  He was a member of the 1954 Class of John Harris High School, Harrisburg and enjoyed fishing and traveling.  He was a member of Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewisberry, a member of P.A.R.S.E.; and a life member of both the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Bob received the 2010 John H. McCormick Educational Outreach Award given by the Central PA Engineers Week Council (CPEWC).  His technical work did not end with his retirement in 2007.  In 2009, Bob served as president of CPEWC where he was a strong advocate for their educational outreach program.  He enjoyed providing technical support, arranging field trips and talking to students at Harrisburg’s ITT Technical Institute.

Bob was born in Harrisburg to the late Clarence and Helen (Snyder) Klinger and was preceded in death by his daughter Suzanne Marie Klinger.  He is survived by his wife of more than 55 years, Jean (Trout) Klinger; his son Douglas Robert Klinger of Etters; and three brothers, Ronald, Thomas of Dauphin and David of Harrisburg; and his feline friend Minnie.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, September 24, 2015 in his church, 863 Lewisberry Rd. Lewisberry, PA 17339 with the Rev. Timothy L. Hoffman, his Pastor officiating.  Viewing will be one hour prior to service time in the church.  Burial will be in Mt. Zion Hilltop Cemetery, immediately adjacent to the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions in Bob’s name be made to either his church or Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA  17110.

To send messages of condolence to the Klinger family or for driving directions, please visit www.Parthemore.com.

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