BIRTH 16 Jul 1925 Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
DEATH 18 Feb 2012 Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
BURIAL Lake View Memorial Gardens Fairview Heights, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
Paul J. Klincar, 86, of Belleville, Ill., born July 16, 1925, in St. Louis, Mo., died Feb. 18, 2012, in Belleville, Ill.
Mr. Klincar served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and participated in the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He was a parishioner at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill. He was active with the Boy Scouts of America, both as, past president of the Okaw Valley Council and the Catholic Committee of Scouting. He served 22 years with the Belleville Police Department, serving two years as Chief of Police. He spent six years as Chief Deputy Sheriff and two years as Sheriff with St. Clair County, and capped his career serving on the State of Illinois Prisoner Review Board, and was chairman of the board from 1982 until his retirement in 1991. He was a life member of VFW Post No. 1739, Catholic War Veterans, International Police Chief's Association, FBI National Academy Association, the Police Benevolent Association of Illinois, and was an original member of the Illinois Police Training Board. He was a loving husband and father, who will be truly missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lola, nee Reeb, Klincar; his brother, Russel Klincar; and a sister, Charlotte Hedrick.
Interment will be held in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on February 22, 2012