Paul J. Kline Jr, Class of 1960
Paul J. Kline Jr age 77, born 11-05-42, passed away April 26,2019. Paul J. Kline, Jr., 77, of Strongsville, OH and Bradenton, FL passed away April 24th at Manatee Memorial Hospital. He had many friends in both Strongsville and Bradenton. Paul will be remembered for leaving behind a legacy of sincere desire to help others. Paul retired from Southwest General Hospital. During his time there he made several cherished long-term friendships. He was proud to be a Mason, Shriner, Jester and Rotarian in the Cleveland area as well as at his winter home in Bradenton. Paul was awarded his 50-year Masonic Membership pin in 2018 at the Washington Lodge #58 in West Virginia. He was also Chapter President of the Manatee Shriners Club, as well as a member of the Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch, Elks Club of Lakewood Ranch and the Moose Club - Anna Maria Chapter. Paul graduated from Perry High School, Perry, Ohio where he played football, baseball and wrestled. After graduating from Concord College, he went on to earn his Master's Degree at Virginia Tech. A huge fan of Cleveland and our sports teams, he carried his Browns, Indians and Ohio State gear whenever possible. Cleveland was his home, his love and his pride! Paul believed in our savior Jesus Christ and attended many churches in the area. Paul is survived by his children, Paul J Kline III, and daughter Cindy Croft. Grandchildren Stephanie, Lauren and Brittany. Great grandchildren Eden Jane and Nolan Charles. Sisters Judy Tannish and Charlotte Kline, brother Tim (Donna) Kline, and a host of loving nieces and nephews. Special friend Cindi Samson has been an honorable 'Family Member' for over 20 years. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Lorena (Garrett) Kline, and his sister Cynthia Gerak. A Celebration of Life will be held both in Florida and Ohio per Paul's final wishes. Dates and locations to be announced at a later time.