Sol Sigmund Kline
Sol Sigmund Kline
  • August 18, 1930 - January 19, 2018
  • South Carolina

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Sol Sigmund Kline was a son of the late Meyer Kline and Ella Weinstein Kline. He was born August 18, 1930 and reared in Columbia, South Carolina. Sol was the husband of Adelaide (Tootsie Dennis) Kline.
Sol grew up in Columbia and graduated from Dreher High School in 1947. He earned a civil engineering degree from the University of South Carolina in 1951.
He was in the US Army for two years, from 1952-1954 and was stationed at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, Signal Corps, Engineering Lab. He received an honorable discharge as a corporal.
After Sol's military service, he returned to Columbia and joined the family business, Kline Iron and Steel, as the chief purchasing agent and was in charge of large sales projects. He was an officer of the corporation in management and retired in 1987 as vice president of sales.
He was predeceased by his first wife and mother of his children, Maxine Alpert Kline, his sisters Evelyn Kline Cremer and Florence Kline Fox and brother Morris Alfred Kline.
Sol was a member of the Columbia Downtown Rotary Club and was financial secretary for the founding of the Columbia Jewish Community Center. He was a lifelong member of Beth Shalom Synagogue and the Columbia Jewish Community Center.
He was an avid golfer, a member of Columbia Country Club, and loved to play poker with his cronies. He was a great storyteller, loved traveling, enjoyed great restaurants and was a frequent attendee of Broadway shows.
Survived by his wife of thirty years, Adelaide (Tootsie Dennis) Kline; his three daughters, Debi Leigh Kline and husband Marc Delbert Swindle of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Marci Gayle Kline of Newport News, Virginia, Mya Kline Campbell and husband, Dr. Bradley Campbell of Marion, Ohio; brother, Harold Arthur Kline of Columbia; sister-in-law, Claire Kline of Columbia, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Jacob Hill, Madison Hill, Drayson Campbell and Ellie Campbell; stepchildren Dennis Eugene Brantley of Columbia, South Carolina and Camarie Keitt Young and husband Patrick Clayton Young of Houston, Texas; and five step grandchildren, Dennis Brantley II, Hardin Brantley, Gordon Brantley, Pearl Young and Campbell Young; many nieces and nephews; and loyal family friend, Willie Mae Cook.
His moral compass served him well in business and family life and he was especially proud of his three daughters.
Graveside services only at Hebrew Benvolent Cemetery on Blanding Street, Columbia, South Carolina at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, January 21, 2018.
Rabbis Jonathan Case and Hesh Epstein will conduct the service.
Pallbearers will be Calvert Alpert, Richard Alpert, Robert Kline, Michael Kline, Joel Gottlieb, Richard Kline, Larry Kline, Jacob Hill, Drayson Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be Al Saad and Steve Cremer.
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