Donald Milton Klins went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 16, 2011. He passed at his Harborcreek home he and his wife Barbara Frame Klins built; next to the old homestead where he was born on May 24, 1929, son of the late Albert and Elizabeth Baker Klins.
Don graduated from Harbor Creek High School. During his lifetime he worked at General Electric retiring in 1987; and had also owned and operated the Esso gas station in Harborcreek for many years. He was a jack-of-all-trades, but his favorite pastime was working on cars and selling them.
Don built a car that ran at the Erie Speedway for a few years. He was a generous man who would give the shirt off his back to those in need. Don was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church and loved the Lord and his family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, whom he married February 3, 1950; a sister, Helen Becker; and a brother, Thomas Klins.
He will be sadly missed by his daughters, Gwenda Vogt (Pete Barron) and Bonnie Notarione (Alfred). He also leaves his six grandchildren, Bradley Vogt (who lovingly cared for his grandfather in his last days), Brian, Brandon and Brent Vogt, Lisa Lawrence (Pete) and Melissa Rossi; and nine great-grandchildren, Andrew, Austin, Justin, Korbin, Anthony, Jaden, Nathan, Griffyn and Emmy.
Arrangements were handled by the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Road. Memorial contributions may be made to John Kanzius Cancer Research, 130 W. Eighth St., Erie, PA 16501 or VNA Hospice Services of Erie County, 2253 W. Grandview Blvd., Erie, PA 16506.