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Eileen M.  Kline
  • In Eileen's honor, donations may be made to the Center for Organ Recovery & Education and to the American Heart Association.

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“you were the greatest most caring person i ever met,,so glad we met years ago working at spencer hospital in meadville pa in the early 80"s//we...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Becky severo-sasak - Palm Harbor, FL

“Eileen was the most wonderful person I ever knew,,most caring,giving,supportive,sincere and beautiful friend..You will be so truly missed,,I've been...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Becky Severo-Sasak - Palm Harbor, FL

“Kline family- so sorry for your loss of Eileen. Rhoa family ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Rhoa - Canonsburg, PA

“We were so saddened to hear the news. Our girls adored Eileen at Paynter. She was always so caring, gentle, and helpful. She will be missed...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: The Maletic Family

“I got to know Elieen while I subbed in Baldwin. She was always so kind to me. She would often give me yogurt She had in the fridge that was about to...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Jill Bode - Pittsburgh, PA

“You were the most beautiful soul, and my entire family feels extremely blessed to have had you in our lives. Shine bright, Angel! You will be dearly...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Lyndsey and Brian Orsini - PA

“Mrs Kline was a place of comfort and love for all of the children at Baldwin-Whitehall. Her level of inspiration will remain unmatched. May God wrap...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Stephanie Pryor - Acquaintance

“My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of this sweet,kind and compassionate woman. We spoke on the phone many times during my youngest...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Melinda Pisano - Pittsburgh, PA

“To EB and your siblings, my heart just broke when I learned of your mom’s passing. Mrs. Kline was such a beautiful spirit, I’ve never...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Alonzo Webb - Friend

“You were the best nurse ever. You will be missed so much!!! Thank you for always helping me when I was sick. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Julian Cornell - Pittsburgh, PA

“Dear Ernie, Jenny, Richard, EB, and James,I am so sorry to hear of your incredible loss. Eileen was like a second mom to me in middle school and high...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Becky (Kovel) Kauffman - OH

“Our Deepest Sympathy, praying for strength and peace during this difficult and sad time for all of you. Eileen was an amazing beautiful happy caring...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Donna Ocando - Canonsburg, PA

“To the Kline family- my deepest condolences on the loss of Eileen. Eileen will be remembered as a beautiful soul whose spirit transcended all of the...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Anna Kalafut - Butler, PA

“So many memories of work times at Presby, pleasure times, and kid times with our little ones shared. I'm so glad we reconnected again after raising...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Karen Raffensperger - Pittsburgh, PA

“It is hard to imagine school in the fall without Eileen. She was an amazing coworker and friend. Her energy and dedication to the students was...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Jodie Engott - Friend

“Dear, Sweet Eileen...The world is going to miss you! You impacted all of our lives with your example of strength and love. Rest well beautiful lady...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Jacque Harbison - Pittsburgh, PA

“So sorry for your loss, Rich and James. Lots of great memories of your mom from the USC hockey days. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Chris Harford - Pittsburgh, PA


Age 61, of Upper St. Clair, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Eileen was born on February 6, 1960, daughter to Joyce Mizner and the late James (Jim) Mizner. She is survived as the beloved wife of Dr. Ernest R. Kline; devoted mother of Jennifer (Danny) White, E. Richard Kline, Elizabeth Kline and James Kline; expectant grandmother of baby White; sister of James (Mary) Mizner, Kathleen (Anthony) Vardaro, Stephen (Jocelyn) Mizner, John (Melissa) Mizner, Patricia (Mark) Fiely and Colleen (David) Major; dear friend of Peggy Eastly, Anne Haddad and Becky Surma.

Eileen graduated from Meadville Area Senior High School and St. Francis School of Nursing. In the early 1980's, she moved to Pittsburgh to pursue an opportunity to work on cutting-edge medical treatments and research. She was an integral part of Dr. Thomas Starzyl's liver transplantation program at Presbyterian Hospital (now UPMC), one of only a few hospitals in the world performing liver, heart, heart-lung and kidney transplants. At Presbyterian Hospital, Eileen went on to care for the patients of world-renowned physicians who were revolutionizing transplantation techniques and treatments. Eileen experienced the ups and downs, excitements and difficulties of miraculous recoveries and witnessed patients receive a second chance at life. She knew her work at Presbyterian Hospital would advance medicine and science and impact countless people.

Eileen left Presbyterian Hospital to start a family with her loving husband and raised four children – her greatest pride in life. She actively volunteered at their schools and loved working with children. Ten years after leaving her nursing career, Eileen returned to passionately serve as a school nurse in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District for 20+ years.

In 2010, Eileen was diagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy. Shortly thereafter, she underwent a successful heart transplant procedure that provided her with a second chance at life, echoing the work and care that she had provided to others throughout her career. Through the care of her doctors and nurses, endless support and prayers from family and friends, and her own resilient will to live, Eileen was able to live her life fully for the next 10+ years. Not a day went by that Eileen did not thank God and her donor for the greatest gift she's ever received: the additional time spent being with the people she loved.

Eileen made the most of every moment and especially cherished time spent with family and friends. She maintained an active lifestyle that included baking, traveling, gardening, walking and caring for those in need. She played a key role in educating High School students on Organ and Tissue Donation to increase awareness of the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and the American Heart Association. As her final gift to society, she donated her body for research so that others may also be given a second chance at life.

Her spirit lives on through her loving husband and her four beautiful children.

Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, April 8th 6-8 pm and Friday, April 9th 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE (412-563-2800) located at 1650 Greentree Rd, Scott Twp. 15220. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 10 am at Resurrection Parish, St. Thomas More Church located at 126 Fort Couch Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15241. In Eileen's honor, donations may be made to the Center for Organ Recovery & Education and to the American Heart Association. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 guidelines, the use of facial masking and social distancing required. www.slaterfuneral.com

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