William McCarter “Bill” Kleinfelder, 67, a former chair of the physical education department at Chestnut Hill Academy, died at his home in Maryland on Sept. 13 after a brief battle with cancer.

A native Philadelphian who grew up in Chestnut Hill and Miquon, Mr. Kleinfelder graduated in 1968 from Chestnut Hill Academy where he was a three-season varsity athlete. He attended Ithaca College, where he continued his athletic career and where he was a member of Phi Epsilon Kappa fraternity.

After graduating from Ithaca he returned to CHA in January 1973 as a teacher, coach and chairman of the physical education department. He is a member of the CHA Athletic Hall of Fame.

Mr. Kleinfelder left CHA in 1977, after which he had a long career in construction management throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. He was a member of the Association of Builders and Contractors in Baltimore.

He is survived by daughters Elizabeth A. Kleinfelder and Lindsey A. Kleinfelder; brothers David M. Kleinfelder and John M. Kleinfelder; and three grandsons.

Funeral services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill with a reception to follow.

Memorial donations can be made to support the athletic program at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 W. Willow Grove Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118, and the Ithaca College Annual Fund for Athletics, Ithaca College, Gift Processing, 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850. – CG

 

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