Celebrating the life of Julius W. "Jake" Kling
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Born on December 22, 1922, in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Julius E. and Eva (Berger) Kling. He graduated from Dumont (NJ) High School in 1940. He worked for the New York Central Railroad for a year before enrolling at the University of Illinois.
He served in World War II as a tank commander in the 8th Armored Division and was awarded two Purple Hearts for his service. He and Jane were married in 1945 and he returned to the U. of I. in 1947. He was awarded his Ph.D. in 1951. He accepted a teaching and research position in the Psychology Department at Brown University that same year. He served as department chair for over ten years and received numerous honors for his academic accomplishments before and after his retirement in 1989.
He was a member of Central Congregational Church for over 60 years, serving on numerous committees and as a Senior Deacon.
He is survived by Katherine L. Winter Kozlowski (Alfred), P. Ellen Jost (the late Franz), William S. Kling, and Andrew A. Kling (Laurie Heupel); two grandchildren, Scott F. Winter (Heather) and Elizabeth J. Winter McLauthlin (Andrew); and three great-granddaughters. He was the brother of the late Margaret (Kling) Little of Haworth, NJ.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 23rd at 11am in Central Congregational Church, 296 Angell Street in Providence. Masks and social distancing required. Donations in his memory may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 460 Harris Avenue, Suite 203, Providence, RI 02909.
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296 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02906