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Harrison R. Kline, Jr.

November 3, 1952 — February 25, 2024

Bushkill Township

Harrison R. "J.R." Kline, Jr., 71, of Bushkill Twp. passed away, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at his residence. He is the husband of Marjorie A. (Smith) Kline. “J.R.” was born in Easton, on November 3, 1952 to the late Harrison, Sr. & Gladys (Everitt) Kline.

Harrison dedicated much of his life to serving his community as the Bushkill Township Supervisor, Roadmaster and worked at the yard waste facility. He was honored with a lifetime achievement award by the Bushkill Township Volunteer Fire Co., showcasing his unwavering dedication to the betterment of his community. Harrison was a member of the Bushkill Township 200th Anniversary Committee, the Whitfield Masonic Lodge No. 622 F & AM in Tatamy and a member of Boy Scout Troop 44. Outside of his civic duties, Harrison cherished moments, playing Santa Claus, riding motorcycles, exercising his woodworking skills, and tending to his yard with love and care. His passion for these hobbies brought joy and fulfillment to his life, creating lasting memories for those who knew him well.

SURVIVORS:

In addition to his wife of 39 years; children: Brandon R. Kline and Sarah M. Kline both of Wind Gap; granddog: Oscar; brother: Bruce H. Smith and his wife Debbie of Kunkletown. Harrison is predeceased by brothers: John Smith and Robert P. Smith

SERVICE:

A Viewing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024 in the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2165 Community Drive Bath – 18014. A Masonic Service will be held at 7 p.m. followed by prayers and a time of reflection by family and friends. On Friday, March 1, 2024 at 11 a.m. the Bushkill Township Volunteer Fire Co. will be holding a “last ride”  which will traverse through Bushkill Twp., family and friends are invited to begin gathering at the Firehouse at 10 a.m. (155 Firehouse Dr - Nazareth 18064).  Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at: www.bensingfuneralhome.net.

CONTRIBUTIONS: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to the Bushkill Township Volunteer Fire Co.

Bushkill Twp. Volunteer Fire Co.

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Visitation

Thursday, February 29, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC

2165 Community Drive
Bath, PA 18014

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Masonic Service

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC

2165 Community Drive
Bath, PA 18014

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Starts at 7:15 pm (Eastern time)

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GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC

2165 Community Drive
Bath, PA 18014

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