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 Thomas A. Kline, Jr

Thomas A. Kline, Jr

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 28 Oct 1954 (aged 58)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section: D
Memorial ID 92706669 · View Source
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The Sunday Bulletin – Philadelphia; October 31, 1954, Section 1 Page 3:

"Rites Planned For 9 Firemen

Colleagues to Join in Tribute to Heroes

Last honors will be accorded by fellow members of the Fire Department to the nine victims of last Thursday's chemical tank explosion at the Charles W. Berg Laboratories, 1829-29 N. 5th st. Arrangements were made yesterday by a committee which includes Deputy Fire Commissioner George E. Hink, Deputy Police Commissioner Albert E. DuBois and Joseph M. Clarke, assistant to the chief of the Fire Department. All members belonging to the companies of each of the victims will attend, along with ranking officers of the police and fire departments.

Hundreds Volunteer
Hundreds of men from companies who did not lose personnel in the blast have volunteered to work in place of the deceased men's comrades who would normally be scheduled for duty at the time of the funerals, said Clarke. The fire and police details will form in double file near the church or place of the service. They will then open ranks and the body. Escorted by color guard and bugler, will pass between the files of their comrades at salute. Each of the city's firehouses will remain draped in black and have its flag at half-staff for 30 days.

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Deputy Fire Chief Thomas A. Kline, 11 A. M. tomorrow, at his home, 2978 Weikel st. Burial in North Cedar Hill Cemetery."

The Evening Bulletin – Philadelphia, PA; Saturday, October 30, 1954, Page 8:

"KLINE – Suddenly, on Oct. 28, 1954, THOMAS A., husband of Helen A. Kent. Relatives and friends, also Phila. Fire Dept. and Officers Protective Assoc., and other organizations of which he was a member, are invited to funeral service Mon., 11 A. M., late residence, 2978 Weikel st. Int. North Cedar Hill Cem. Viewing Sun. eve."

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  • Created by: Donna Di Giacomo
  • Added: 27 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92706669
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas A. Kline, Jr (28 Jan 1896–28 Oct 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92706669, citing North Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Donna Di Giacomo (contributor 16208410) .