Don, age 82, of Naples passed away Wednesday, April 18th at Heritage Healthcare in Naples, Florida after dealing with several health issues the past 3 years.
Don was born in Parkesburg, PA to Harold and Amey Kleintop. He attended 5th thru 12th grade at Carson Long Military Institute graduating in 1953 as Battalion Major, the highest ranking cadet. He went on to study and graduate from Lehigh University in 1957 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was a member of Theta Xi fraternity while at Lehigh. After graduation, he married Gloria Medgie of Bethlehem and headed to Fort Sill, Oklahoma to serve his country in the 31st Artillery Unit of the US Army. After leaving the Army, he returned home to Downingtown, PA where he worked for Lukens Steel. Don also worked for General Electric (Philadelphia) in power generation, and ended his career working for Engineering Solutions in Downingtown. Don was an avid golfer, and enjoyed tennis, and all sports in general especially the Eagles and Phillies. Don was an accomplished pilot and logged thousands of hours during his flying years. He was a member of Whitford CC in Exton for over 35 years.
Don is predeceased by his oldest son, Douglas. Don is survived by his son, Reed, and his 5 grandchildren: Sarah, Madison, and Carli of Lancaster, PA, and Jane and Jack of Naples, FL
A graveside service will be held in Allentown, PA on Saturday, May 5th at 10:00 a.m. in the Greenwood Cemetery, 2100 Block of Chew Street (south side) with Rev. Rodney Wells officiating.