Published in The Washington Post
Kleinstuber, Joseph J.
Birth: Wednesday, October 05, 1932 in Washington, D.C.
Death: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 at the age of 86
Laid to Rest: Saturday, November 10, 2018 in the St. Mary's
Catholic Church Cemetery, Bryantown, Maryland
Father Joseph J. Kleinstuber, 86, known as "Father K",
passed away peacefully at home on November 6, 2018.
Born in Washington, DC on October 5, 1932 to the late H.C.
Kleinstuber and Ellen Carey Kleinstuber, he is also
preceded in death by siblings, Margaret Corbley and Jack Kleinstuber; niece, Maureen
Corbley Splain; nephew, Michael Corbley; and great-niece, Jane Levey. Father K leaves
behind to cherish his memory, nieces, Catherine Corbley Levey, Nancy Kleinstuber Carey,
Suzanne Blake; and nephews, Kevin Corbley, Kevin Kleinstuber, Edward Kleinstuber and
Father K was a Major in the Air Force. A native of Washington, DC, he graduated from
Gonzaga College High School (1950), received a Bachelor's Degree from Georgetown
University and Master's Degrees from George Washington University and Catholic
University. He attended Seminary at St. Vincent's in Latrobe, PA. During his career, Father
K served as Associate Pastor at St. Anthony's Parish in Washington, DC, St. Andrew
Apostle in Silver Spring, MD, Pastor at St. Mary's Parish in Barnesville, MD and St. Mary's
Bryantown in Bryantown, MD, where he retired in June 2008. He also served as Dean of
Charles County, as a Confessor for the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters, Vice President
of the Catholic Board of Education and as a Chaplain in the Civil Air Patrol. During his long
career, Father K taught at St. Andrew's, St. Anthony's High School and 25 years at St.
John's College High School.
The family will receive friends on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 3PM to 8PM with a Vigil
Mass starting at 7:30PM at St. Mary's Bryantown Catholic Church (13715 Notre Dame
Place, Bryantown, MD) where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November
10, 2018 at 10:30AM. Interment to follow in the Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in Father K's memory to St. Mary's Bryantown Catholic Church or
Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Issue. Arrangements by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.