I was sorry to learn today of the passing of longtime E-Sylum contributor David Klinger. Thanks to Fred Schwan for announcing it in the MPC Gram. -Editor
David Calvin Klinger, 80, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on December 24, 2020. He was the
beloved husband of Marilyn (Nutt) Klinger and they enjoyed 56 years together in marriage.
Born in Lykens, PA on January 25, 1940, Mr. Klinger spent his childhood years in Lykens before enrolling in Penn State University. After participating in the ROTC program and graduating with a
degree in Engineering, Mr. Klinger began a distinguished 30-year career as a commissioned officer in the Submarine Service of the U.S. Navy. His initial service started in 1961 on the destroyers
U.S.S. Norris and U.S.S. Agerholm, where he quickly rose through the ranks and was selected to complete Nuclear Power School training in California (where he met Marilyn). In 1965 he was deployed on
the U.S.S. Francis Scott Key, a nuclear submarine based out of Groton, CT, followed by submarine assignments on the U.S.S. Seahorse (1968-71, Navigator) in Charleston, SC and the U.S.S. George C.
Marshall (1973-77, Lt. Commander). From 1977-81 Mr. Klinger was Commander and Captain of the ballistic nuclear submarine U.S.S. Sam Houston based out of Pearl Harbor, HI and Bangor, WA.
Mr. Klinger's career continued as a Captain and Operations Officer at the U.S. Embassy in London, UK (1981-84), and in the War Gaming Department of the Naval War College in Newport, RI (1984-88).
He was next appointed to Commanding Officer of the U.S. Navy Base in La Maddalena, Italy (1988-90) before finishing his naval career as Captain at the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the Naval
War College (1991).
Mr. Klinger spent his next 27 years of retirement in San Diego, CA, where he and Marilyn spent many years proudly hosting and entertaining visitors from all over the country and the world in their
beautiful home overlooking San Diego Bay. He loved working on and improving his home, and took great pride in hosting annual visits from his children, grandchildren, and many relatives.
During his retirement, he continued his lifelong love of numismatics and contributed many articles to scholarly journals chronicling the origins of coins from around the world. He also completed
15 annual cross country treks in his modified camper van and to coin conventions where he was a respected authority and contributor.
To read the complete article, see:
David C. Klinger 1940 - 2020
To read a selection of David's earlier E-Sylum contributions, see:
OLDEST ARTICLE/SPEECH ON NUMISMATICS? (https://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v05n49a10.html)
NEW CURRENCY FOR IRAQ (https://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v06n15a04.html)
JAPANESE OCCUPATION PATTERN COIN AND BOOK (https://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v09n16a04.html)
CHIPS, THE DOG WITH A PURPLE HEART (https://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v13n29a16.html)
THE "RUB AND SNIFF" MARIJUANA COIN (https://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v14n20a17.html)
BANK OF PORTUGAL 20 ESCUDOS BANKNOTE AND MEDAL (https://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v15n30a12.html)
THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC MEDALS (https://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v15n33a20.html)
INFLATION MONEY AND PROPOSED PLATINUM COIN DESIGNS (https://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v16n02a23.html)
ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER TOKENS (https://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v16n10a16.html)
BASIC INTERGLUTEAL NUMISMATICS (https://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v17n03a26.html)
THE NUMISMATICS OF GOLF (https://www.coinbooks.org/v21/esylum_v21n14a27.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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