American Veteran 01


August 12, 2020


Francis T. Klinges, 92, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at home.
Born on October 24, 1927, he was the son of the late Francis and Mary Mulherin Klinges. Francis served his country proudly in the United States Navy, during World War II and the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a graduate of St. Leo's High School, Ashley.  He was a mechanical engineer for Martin and Rogers, prior to retirement. Francis was a member and lector of the former Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre, and a member of Our Lady of Hope Church, Wilkes-Barre. Being an avid runner, he completed 11 marathons.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his brothers, John “Jack”, Andrew and Eugene “Kiki” and infant sister, Mary Theresa.
He is survived by his wife of almost 67 years, Kathleen (Munley) Klinges; children, Dr. Joseph and his wife, Mary of Malvern, PA; Terry Wells and her husband, Craig of Parrish, FL; Timothy and his wife, Elise of Wilkes-Barre; Kathy Chuzas and her husband, Daniel of Harding; Mark and his wife, Lori of Plains; Kevin of Wilkes-Barre; Kerry and his wife, Anne of Dallas; Beth Ann Chmiola and her husband, James of Plains; Gary and his wife, Kelli of Harding; 20 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and sister, Maureen Hudack of Buck Township.
Private graveside funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ProLife, 31 Hanover Street, Wilkes-Barre.
Arrangements by Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. 689 Hazle Ave. Wilkes-Barre.




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Private Committal

St Marys Cemetery
1534 South Main Road
Hanover Township, PA 18706

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