Earl L. Klein, 91, of Tamaqua, PA died on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in Coaldale, PA. He was the husband of Marion (nee Folk) Klein to whom he was married 54 years. Born in Tamaqua on September 10, 1926, Earl was a son of the late Valentine and Helen (nee Fry) Klein. A 1945 graduate of Tamaqua High School, he served in the Army during WWII. Earl worked for the Atlas Powder Company in Reynolds, PA before his retirement. He was an active member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tamaqua and was an avid golfer and fisherman. In addition to his wife, Earl is survived by daughters, Kathy Pelcheck of Bath, PA and Laura Hepler and her husband, Kris of Womelsdorf, PA; grandchildren, Aaron Hepler and his wife, Elizabeth of Reading, PA, Benjamin Hepler of Harrisburg, PA, Jennifer Russell and her husband, Neal of Downingtown, PA and Jeffrey Pelcheck of Philadelphia, PA; great grandchild, Avonlea Hepler; and numerous nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his siblings, Thomas Klein, Bernard Klein, Arnold Klein, and June Burt. Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 2 in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 101 North Greenwood Street, Tamaqua with The Rev. Cindy White officiating. Interment in Sky View Memorial Park with military honors will follow services. Call 9:30-10:30 AM Saturday in the church. Memorials in Earl’s name may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 101 North Greenwood Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252. Online condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.
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