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Jerome S. Cline Veteran
January 18, 2021


SOUTH DARTMOUTH – Jerome S. Cline, 87, of New Bedford, died peacefully at St. Luke’s Hospital on Jan.18, 2021. He was the son of the late Guernsey Chaffee Cline and the late Marjorie Burns Cline.

Mr. Cline was born in Bronxville, NY, and summered at Salter’s Point, MA. He graduated from Kent School and Brown University. He served as a pilot for the United States Air Force.

He had a love of backgammon, sailboats and high-flying kites. He was a proud veteran and high school and college alumnus who spent most of his career in corporate sales.

After he retired, he volunteered as a docent for the Washington National Cathedral. Most recently he was a docent at the Whaling Museum in New Bedford.

He is survived by four sons, Chaffee Guernsey Cline, of Mendocino, CA, Preston Burns Cline, of Annapolis, MD, Stuart Hinckley Cline, of Albuquerque, NM, Read Candler Cline, of Narragansett, RI, and one daughter, Francesca Cline Donlan, of Fort Myers, FL. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Sophie and Hunter Cline, Daniel and Katie Donlan and Rainy Cline. He is also survived by two sisters, Marguerite Cline Almy Beckman and Carolyn Cline Holmes and three loving nieces and three nephews.

Due to the pandemic, a memorial service will be held this summer at St. Aidan’s Chapel in South Dartmouth.

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