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Kathleen Ann (Kolmer) Klein, 69, of Boiling Springs, PA passed away suddenly on Friday, February 1, 2019 with her husband at her side. Born in Philadelphia on July 25, 1949, she was the daughter of Daniel and Barbara Kolmer of Huddleston, VA.
Kathy graduated from Slippery Rock University in 1971 and taught elementary physical education in the Middletown, New York school system. She had a varied work history as staff at McDonalds, owner of Precious Time Cleaning, bookseller at Waldenbooks, and secretary/ward clerk at Fresenius Dialysis Services. Once she retired, she volunteered for Hospice of Central PA as a companion to 11th hour clients and completed tasks that were asked of her.
She was predeceased by her father, Daniel Kolmer, brother, Stephen Kolmer and nephew, Derek Kolmer.
She is survived by her husband, Roger Klein (Boiling Springs); one son, Scott Klein (Lemoyne) and two daughters, Erin Hough and Michelle Young (Mechanicsburg); her mother, Barbara Kolmer (Huddleston, VA); one sister, Susan Marshall (South Carolina) and four brothers, Michael Kolmer (Ohio), Jim Kolmer (Maryland), Patrick Kolmer (Ohio), and David Kolmer (Virginia); five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Kathy was well known for being generous with her heart and her time. She loved reading, crocheting, scrapbooking, bike rides on flat paved roads, being warm, trying new recipes, gardens, Mojitos, cheese and crackers, chips and dip, breakfast for dinner, Kenny G, Monk, "old person yoga," and above all, time with her husband and family. She was constantly organizing things with her boxes, lists, folders, and fridge calendar. Kathy was stubborn, resilient and so kind.
According to Kathy's wishes, there will be a private service for the immediate family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, in memory of Kathy Klein.
Online condolences may be left at www.HollingerFuneralHome.com
You will be missed! I always enjoyed our talks after yoga. AW
A Ward Feb 7 2019 12:00 AM
Roger and family, I was so saddened to hear of Kathy’s passing. The old neighborhood has change so much. On the anniversary of the challenger someone asked me what I was doing, my response having a Cub Scout meeting with Kathy! My prayers to everyone Sue
Sue Noll Feb 6 2019 12:00 AM
To the Klein Family: Although I did not know your wife/mother very well, having met her relatively recently at " old people's yoga" I thoroughly enjoyed her humor and kindness. She will be missed by all of us and our instructor Diana, dedicated todays' class to her memory after she shared the news of Kathy's sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.God bless and keep you in His loving embrace.
melissa gammie Feb 6 2019 12:00 AM
Mrs. Klein was not only a mother to her own children but also her children's friends. She treated us like one of her own & was always willing to help a neighborhood kid with advice, a ride to the pool or soccer practice & more. You are greatly loved & missed. Thank you for your love & compassion.
Michelle Tasker Feb 5 2019 12:00 AM
Our deepest condolences in this so sad time. We wish you all peace in knowing that Kathy is with Uncle Dan, Nanny and Poppop Burns, Stephen and Derek. Plus all the many relatives that predeceased her.
Alicia and Bob Gildea Feb 5 2019 12:00 AM