MENTOR — Eugene “Geno” Kline, age 83, a resident of Mentor and formerly of Madison, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Altercare of Mentor.
Born on Jan. 23, 1930, in Stow, Ohio, he was the son of Mabel Viola (Klein) and Walter T. Kline.
From 1945 to 1948, Geno served as a Sergeant in the United States Air Force as a Flight Engineer on B-29's in the European Theater, 352nd Bomber Squadron, 301st Bomb Group.
He was a 50+ year member of The Church of Jesus Christ in Painesville, serving as an ordained minister for years. He worked as a bricklayer foreman for Kline Construction for 20 years. He was also a member of the IUBAC Bricklayers Local 16.
Geno loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed refinishing antique furniture, baseball, the Cleveland Indians and playing golf. Most of all, he enjoyed helping anyone, with anything, at any time.
He is survived by his children, Laurence Kline of Concord, Jonathan (Annette) Kline of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., David Kline of Madison and Lisa Kline Fedele of Perry. He had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Kline of Weston, Ohio; and sister, Patty (Kline) Hosenbuhler of Canton.
Geno was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Mabel Kline and 12 siblings.
His family will receive friends and family from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12th, at the BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 26 River St. in Madison.
Funeral Service for Geno will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 13th, at the Funeral Home. Final resting place will be at Riverside Cemetery in Painesville, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in Eugene’s name to The Church of Jesus Christ, 2643 South Ridge Road, Painesville, Ohio 44077, Crossroads Hospice, 8224 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, Ohio 44060, or Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 74924, Cleveland, Ohio 44194-4924.
Obituary and condolences at www.behmfuneral.com and starbeacon.com.