Harold Eugene Cline

March 27, 1930February 18, 2014

Cline, Harold E.

Age 83, of Centerville, went home to be with the Lord on February 18, 2014 following a brief illness. He was born in Farmersville, Ohio, the son of the late Clarence and Cora Focht Cline. Harold was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Norma, in 2008 and is survived by daughter Carolyn Rice and her husband Michael of Centerville; son Doug Cline and his wife Elizabeth of Centerville; 7 grandchildren (Matthew and wife Anna Rice, Meredith Rice Williams and husband Nathan Williams, Dan Cline, Stephanie Cline, Sarah Cline, Molly Cline, Joshua Cline); 3 great grandchildren (Owen Rice, Zoe Rice, Wyatt Williams); 1 brother (Everett Cline) and numerous other beloved family members and special friend, Joan Klose. He served in the U.S Army during the Korean War and was a member of VFW Post #9927. Harold earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education from Miami University and served as a school principal in the Dayton Public School System for over 35 years. Following his retirement in 1987, Harold was a realtor in the Dayton area for over 20 years, ending his career with Sibcy Cline in Centerville. Harold was a gregarious spirit who never met a stranger and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a lifelong Cincinnati Reds fan and loyal fan at all his grandchildren’s sporting events over the years. He was an outstanding bowler and participated in various leagues until his passing. He enjoyed playing cards at the Hithergreen Senior Center and volunteered his time teaching students to play chess at Magsig Middle School in Centerville. He was a devoted member of Hope United Methodist Church and a long time member of the Beavercreek Lions Club. Family will receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Friday, February 21st at Tobias Funeral Home – Far Hills Chapel, 5471 Far Hills Avenue. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 22nd at 10:00 am at Hope United Methodist Church, 5980 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, Ohio. A luncheon will be held at the church following the service. Interment will be at Holp Cemetery, Jackson Township. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to The Alzheimer’s Association or The Beavercreek Lions Club in Harold’s memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


  • Visitation Friday, February 21, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 22, 2014

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Tina .Richards

February 25, 2014

Mr Cline may you rest in peace you will be missed from the Richards family Dayton Ohio

February 24, 2014

Dear Doug ,Carolyn and your families
Sending you my sympathy and prayers at this sad time. Have so many good memories of when you kids were growing up and good times spent with your dad and mom! Peace be with you Betty Westendorf remember?

February 24, 2014

Carolyn and Mike
My deepest sympathies are with you during this difficult time. The memories of wonderful parents will bless you forever.
Holly Lane (Pendleton)

Leo Scholl

February 23, 2014

Hal was a friend of mine. Norma and Hal were in our weekly Thursday small group. Hal was a member of the ministry to men leadership team at Hope UMC.

I knew Hal was a great man but I did know how great! This whole region is a better place to live because of Hal's life.

Hal's life reflects what a great country we are blessed to live in, too.

Eleanor Jung

February 23, 2014

Mr. Cline was my math teacher at Emerson in the fifties. He was so dear. I enjoyed him and he was great. I know he will be missed like crazy. You have my heartfelt sympathy.

Gail Montgomery

February 22, 2014

Doug and family so sorry to hear of your dads passing. I am sure he is with the angels. May you all find Peace.

Doug Hodapp

February 22, 2014

Doug, Sorry to hear about your dad passing away. I have many good memories of your dad. Everyone will miss him.

darlene marrs

February 21, 2014

I remember Mr Clein from Emerson. He was a very kind man. So many good memories.
Your family is in our prayers.

Geneva Flanary

February 21, 2014

I am profoundly sorry to learn of the death of Harold, for whom I had great respect and regard. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

monique king

February 21, 2014

You are missed