KLINE, MATTHEW L., 61, Hastings, passed away April 30, 2021, at home after a battle with cancer. Born August 16, 1959, in Spangler, the son of Aurelius “Hon” and Joan (Schrift) Kline. Preceded in death by parents, and brother Thomas Kline. Survived by wife of 31 years, Jean (Bruce) Kline; daughters, Shannon, wife of Michael Eckenrode, Patton; and Audrey, wife of Mark Steele, Cresson; grandchildren, Ethan & Erin Eckenrode. Brother of Michael (Cindy) Kline, Hastings; Kieran (Sandy) Kline, New Park; Ronald (Heidi) Kline, Etters; Paulette (Randy) Cook, Etters; brother-in-law, Gary (Colleen) Bruce, Warsaw, OH; sister-in-law, Janet Bruce, Gallitzin; 11 nieces, 2 nephews, 5 great-nephews and 6 great-nieces. Matt will also be deeply missed by his loyal furry companion, Ninja. Member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Hastings, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and was a member of the Holy Name Society. He was a tireless volunteer for church functions and was honored to be chairman of the Annual Chicken BBQ Dinner for many years. Formerly employed as a coalminer with Greenwich Collieries, a welder and line foreman at Bethlehem Car Shop, and later worked as a Service Engineer at Freight Car America, traveling all over the U.S., Canada, and Mexico for the company. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until time of funeral mass at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Bernard Catholic Church. Fr. Thaddeus Rettger, OSB celebrant. Committal, church cemetery. Matt’s family extends deepest gratitude to family members, friends, UPMC Hospice staff and all who helped in any way to ensure he was able to remain in his home. In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Bernard's Church 148 Beaver Street, Hastings, PA. 16646. Moriconi Funeral Home, Inc., Northern Cambria in charge of arrangements.
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