In Memoriam -- Edward Klinger (T-13)
April 25, 1945 - July 10, 2018
Edward Franklin Klinger
Edward Klinger passed away Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018. His bravery in
the face of so many medical challenges inspired his family, friends, and the
staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice who helped him.
Ed, who always researched and planned meticulously, was able to be with his
children, Jeremy and Jessica, and grandson Wyatt in the past two weeks. He
maintained a steady stream of communications with his family and many
friends up until his death. He loved without reservation. His wife, Mary Jo,
has been a strong and compassionate friend and advocate throughout Ed’s
Ed was proud of his Brandeis University education and the Peace Corps
service he experienced in Turkey. His students and friends from Turkey were
an important part of his life.
Following the Peace Corps, he attended Washington University of Law. He
clerked for a federal appellate judge and practiced in Fargo-Moorhead for 30
Ed moved from his law practice in North Dakota to St James in 2004. He was
active in Kiwanis, managing the Meals-On-Wheels program for Kiwanis that
still benefits so many in Brunswick County. Some of his happiest times were
with Mary Jo as they served their MOW friends on the Boiling Spring Lakes
route. He was also very active in the Kiwanis Teen Court where his extensive
legal experience and compassion helped many kids.
He was a nationally-ranked racquetball player; he was an avid reader and had
a passion for golf.
A celebration of life will be held at the St. James Members Club on
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 between 4:00 and 7:00 pm. A service will also be
held in Fargo, North Dakota at a later date.|
Ed is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Jo. During their years together,
she with love and sacrifice, was his constant companion, muse, caretaker and
most importantly, his best friend. In addition to Mary Jo, Ed is survived by
children Jessica and Jeremy (Michelle), their mother Marjut, step children
Jenel (Brent) and Jeff and five grandchildren.
Memorial contributions in memory of Ed may be made to the Scleroderma
Research Foundation at www.srfcure.org or to the SECU Hospice House of
Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422.
Online condolences may be made at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.
Peacock –Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, NC.