Richard M. Klingaman

December 10, 1929 - November 17, 2017
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Richard M. Klingaman, 87, of Ephrata, formerly of Bowmansville, passed away November 17, 2017 at 10:03 AM in Ephrata Community Hospital where he was a patient. He was the husband of Nancy E. (Lesher) Klingaman. They would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on December 10th. Born in Cedar Top, Berks County, he was a son of the late Allen & Harriett (Yoder) Swoyer. He was a mechanical engineer at Met-Ed / GPU for 28 years, retiring in 1990. He was an Air Force veteran during the Korean War. A former member of St. Mark’s UCC, Reading and a 1947 graduate of Reading High School, he furthered his education at Penn State graduating with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He was a member of Portland Lodge No. 311, Portland, PA and the Scottish Rite Valley of Reading. He enjoyed wood working and making costume jewelry. Surviving in addition to his loving wife is his children – Kittiann wife of Robert Sessler, Venice, FL., Larry M. husband of Cynthia Klingaman, Sinking Spring, Linda J. Klingaman, Reading, Nancy K. Klingaman wife of John R. McDole, Etters, PA, Karin Sue wife of Jerry Schaeffer, Blandon, his grandchildren – Kristen Klingaman, Richard M. Klingaman, Michael L. Klingaman, Heather wife of Jeffrey Wilson, Holly Swenson, Derek Swenson, Jodi wife of Robert Blatt, Katherine Hess, Sarah wife of Carl Ekvall, 15 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his grandson Jeremy Swenson. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM in Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 1 E. Lancaster Ave., Shillington. Viewing from 10-11 AM. Please remember Mr. Klingaman by contributing to the charity of your choice in his memory. “ They were married on his birthday and he passed away on her birthday”

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Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Service Information

Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Born: December 10, 1929
Died: November 17, 2017

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Eric and Donna Mayes posted on 11/20/17

Dick was a light. His humor and love of people will stay with us forever.


Dave and Sandy Kline posted on 11/20/17

Blessings and God's peace to your family. May countless good memories bring smiles to all.Many years have passed since we lived in Berks County and knew Larry and Cindy through JDRF, so will honor your memory in that manner.


Christy Schaeffer posted on 11/20/17

Wonderful human being.


Rosie Krammes posted on 11/19/17

I worked for Mr. Klingaman at Metropolitan Edison Company. I have only wonderful memories and smile when I think of him saying to me "Now Rosie, just calm down for a minute!!" I will always remember Mr. Klingaman was a number of years ago, but we sure had fun and I could always tell him what I thought and he never got mad at me!!!! Truly a special person...


Jan Messer posted on 11/19/17

My thoughts and prayers for the family.


Billie Strohm posted on 11/19/17

It has been my honor and privilege to cross paths with this extraordinary man! We shared many interesting conversations, lots of laughs. A few dinners out and shopping!! Dick always had a story to tell about all the places he and Nancy had been and funny times that ensued!! He will truly be missed by everyone especially me , Dick you touched my heart and I absolutely adored you and Nancy


Barbara Mitchell posted on 11/19/17

I will miss him coming in the beauty shop saying good morning to everyone. Walking the halls of Keystone Villa. I will sadly miss him very much.


Ed Mitchell posted on 11/19/17

One of the best man I ever met. I will miss him telling me not to let Barbara be boss. I will deeply miss him when I go to pick Barbara up at Keystone.


Judy High posted on 11/19/17

Dick, we will always remember your kind words and smile here at Keystone Villa at Ephrata. You and Nancy brought so much love to the Villa. To Nancy and family, we send our sincerest condolences at this time. God needed another angel to brighten Heaven.