Ronald Eugene Kline, 65

July 13, 2009

DEC. 4, 1943-JULY 11, 2009

HAGERSTOWN - Ronald Eugene Kline, 65, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Ravenwood Nursing Home.

Born Dec. 4, 1943, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Charles M. and Louise V. (Hutzell) Kline.

Mr. Kline grew up in Leitersburg, Md., and was a 1961 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.

He worked for Westinghouse Electric and Northrop Grumman near BWI, retiring in 2004 after 38 years as a quality assurance process assessor.

He was a certified member of ASQ American Society for Quality, BPO Elks No. 378, LOO Moose No. 2435, The 9 and 90's Club and the Pen Mar Dance Club.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy L. (Frederick) Kline, in 2000.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy "Dot" McDonald-Kline; son, Ronald E. Kline Jr. and wife, Alina, of North Las Vegas, Nev.; daughter, Kimberly Newkirk and husband, Jeremy, of Laurel, Md.; stepdaughters, Tracy Smith and husband, Brian, of Shepherdstown and Lisa McDonald of Frederick; stepson, Clifton McDonald of Hagerstown; three grandsons, Erik and Gabriel of North Las Vegas, and Harrison Newkirk of Laurel; one granddaughter, Emma Grace Newkirk of Laurel; one stepgrandson, Charles Brian Smith II of Shepherdstown; one brother, Ernie Kline and wife, Kathy, of Maugansville; nephew, Michael Kline; niece, Cheri Kline; and several cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, on Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James Stauffer officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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