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Nicholas F. Kliem, Jr.
January 27, 1942 ~ October 2, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Nicholas F. Kliem, Jr., 81, of 315 Roberts Lane, New Castle, Pennsylvania, peacefully passed away at his home on October 2, 2023. He was born on January 27, 1942, in Youngstown, Ohio to Nick and Frances (Skocic) Kliem. Nick married Mary Jane Quarella on September 27, 1969, recently celebrating their 54th anniversary.
He graduated from Mohawk High School in 1959 and was drafted into the United States Army on February 1, 1964, in Fort Lewis, Washington. Serving in Battery B 4th Artillery Company, he achieved the rank of PFC/E-3 by March 30, 1965. Nick received the Good Conduct Medal and was honorably discharged on February 10, 1970, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Following his military service, he worked in the Forge Department at the former Rockwell International for several decades. Later, he became a bus driver for Neshannock Township. In his free time, he enjoyed bowling, hunting, and golfing, proudly achieving a hole-in-one. Nick was also passionate about coaching Little League Baseball and he looked forward to Sunday breakfasts with his golfing buddies. He was a member of Holy Spirit Parish - St. Camillus site.
Nick is survived by his loving wife, Mary Jane, two sons, David S. (Connie) Kliem of Fairview, PA, and Christian J. Kliem (Heidi Holland) of New Castle; four brothers, Tommy Kliem of New Middletown, OH, Eddie (Marsha) Kliem of Toledo, OH, Jimmy (Karen) Kliem of Wexford, PA, and John (Mary) Kliem of Bessemer, PA. He is also survived by three grandchildren: Alec, Madison, and Aiden Kliem; and several loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Nick was preceded in death by his two sisters-in-law, JoAnne Kliem and Barbara Kahrer.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2023 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Noga Funeral Home Inc., 1142 Mill Street, New Castle. The New Castle Area Honor Guard will perform full Military Honors for Nick at 5:45 p.m. in the funeral home.
A Blessing service will held in the funeral home. Rev. Benjamin Barr, Parochial Vicar of Holy Spirit Parish will officiate. Burial will be in Castleview Cemetery.