My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: Sad Update on Her Family

Sandee & Mitch Kline

Sandee Crespy Kline & Mitch Kline – A Couple Meant to Be Together Always 

Mitch was my childhood friend, Sandee’s, husband. She died almost six years ago of leukemia. Mitch never got over her loss, but fought to raise money to cure the disease that took her until he could no longer.

Mitch died of glioblastoma, which 60 Minutes referred to as “the most efficient, relentless cancer of the brain.” See their May 15, 2016 piece on the Duke University clinical trial using the polio virus to combat this killer cancer here

The only consolation any of us have is believing that Sandee and Mitch are reunited eternally in love. They leave the legacy of a remarkable, wonderful family and a vast number of devoted friends.

Deepest Condolences to Their Family:

Daughter Malka & Son-in-Law Neria Iskhakov and Their Five Children:

Eliora Rivka, Elazar Aharon, Naftali Zvi, Sora Dvora, & Miriam Esther

Son Evan Kline & Daughter-in-Law Ayla Tolosa-Kline

Son Jeff Kline

Brother Bruce Kline & Sister-in-Law Paula Greenberg Kline & Children Hallie & Michael

And to the Entire Crespy Family


March 31, 1974 – Still Together After More Than 40 Years

“Wherever You Will Go″

Message from the Kline Family

Our family is deeply saddened to announce that Mitch passed away this afternoon (September 15, 2016). His brother, Bruce, was sitting with him and his children nearby, as Mitch gave one last sigh. As you all know, Mitch was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor almost exactly one year ago. It was a tough year without much luck. But Mitch did his best and fought until the end. We are so proud of him and relieved that his passing was peaceful and painless.

Funeral: Sunday, 9/18/16, at Goldstein’s Suburban North Chapel, 310 2nd Street Pike, Southhampton, PA at 1:00pm. Burial: Forest Hills/Shalom Memorial Park, 25 Byberry Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA.

Click for Memorial Service Pamphlet 

Shiva (the week-long mourning period): Observed at Mitch and Sandee’s home, 216 Winchester Drive, Horsham, PA 19044. Friends and family are welcome to pay their condolences Monday thru Friday after 2 pm. We encourage those who can help complete the minyan to arrive in the evening for Maariv.

Thank you all for your concern and care during this very challenging time. We feel so grateful and blessed to be surrounded by such amazing support.

Anyone who feels inclined to make a contribution in Mitch’s honor is invited to donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (a cause very dear to his heart).

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Logo


Mitchell Ross Kline

6-24-52 – 9-15-16


Northeast Times Article

Mitch Kline in 2010
Photo Taken in 2010

Sandra B. Crespy Kline

 12-6-52 — 9-27-10


Two Last Cups of Tea

Sandee Holding Her Cup - October 2009
Photo Taken in 2009

Sandee's Heart

More of Sandee’s Story

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