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Goodby Old Friend

Ray’s Daily

September 19, 2022


“Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was.”

Hebrew Proverb

I was notified very early Saturday morning that my closet friend living in our senior residence had passed away. For our first few years here at the Forum Jack Kline joined my wife and me for most meals. Later he was diagnosed with significant desease and stayed mainly in his apartment. I really enoyed his friendship and stopped to visit with him after dinner most days. As time went on he became more fragile and he was weakening these last few weeks and finally succumbed on Saturday.

I will really miss my friend but I am glad he has peace at last. Jack was one of the best people I have ever met. He was kind and served many others over the years. A good  man has left us leaving behind wonderful memories. Rest in peace old friend.

Rather then doing a traditional Ray’s Daily I m sending his obituary so you will know about my friend.

Jack M. Kline, 99, died peacefully on September 17, 2022.  He is survived by his son, Adam Jay, and his daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer  and Michael  Sontz.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte.  He lived for his family and was very proud of his children.

He was born to Joseph and Gertrude Kline in Indianapolis and graduated Shortridge High School.

He served in the US Army as a cryptographer in World War II being stationed in Iceland and England.  After his discharge, he attended Indiana University.  In the early 1950’s, Jack was hired by Gene B. Glick selling National homes and as the company moved into multi-family housing, Jack grew with the company and was a Divisional Property Manager for most of the Indiana region.  He retired from the Gene B. Glick Company after 35 years of employment.

After retiring, Jack and Charlotte loved traveling,  He was a volunteer for St. Vincent Hospital accruing over 5000 hours, a was a Kiwanis Club member and a member of Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation.

Graveside funeral services will be on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 10:30 AM in Indianapolis Hebrew Congregagtion North Cemetery.


Ray Mitchell

The Forum at the Crossings

8505 Woodfield Crossing Blvd Apt 308

Indianapolis, IN  46240

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