Emil H. Klatt Jr., 79, a life long resident of Scranton, died Saturday morning at Gesinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. His wife, the late Dorothy Dixon Klatt, died Aug. 17, 2007.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Emil H. Klatt Sr. and Frieda Bresser Klatt, he was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. After high school, he served with the Air Force. He was best known as “The Charlie Chip Man,” as local delivery driver and salesman for Charles Chips & Daily’s Juice. He was a longtime member of Hickory Street Presbyterian Church, also serving as a Deacon. Emil was a committee member of Troop 16 Boy Scouts of America, and was proud of his five sons achieving their Eagle Scout Rank.
Surviving are five sons, Craig A., Pittsburgh; Brian R. and wife, Lori, Scranton; Kevin D. and wife, Erin, Dunmore; Keith H. and wife, JoEllen, Columbus, Ohio; Jeffrey C. and wife, Marie, Manassas, Va.; grandchildren, Leah, Gabrielle, Jennifer, Brittany, Brian Jr., Kevin Jr., Kory, Kathleen, Luke, Ranse, Robyn, Gregory and Dana; a great-grandson, Austin; his companion, Shirley Wiltshire, Scranton; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Frieda Klatt Robertson.
Emil’s family would like to extend a special thanks to the nurses and doctors in the Geisinger Community Medical Center ICU for their care of Emil.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Hickory Street Presbyterian Church, 435 Hickory St., Scranton, to be officiated by the Rev. Clinton Randal, pastor. Arrangements and cremation entrusted to Corey Brian Strauch Services, Scranton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at the address above.
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